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With the 2016 Geneva Motor Show soon to be upon us, Renault has decided to provide an early look at its all-new Megane Estate. Based on the fourth-generation Megane, the wagon version carries over many of the hatchback’s technology, features and looks, while introducing a more versatile carrying space.

Seen here is the Renault Megane Estate GT, which should be the sportiest offering for the wagon. Following the spirit of the hatch, the wagon gets an aggressive front bumper with a honeycomb mesh radiator grille and “GT” badging. The car’s front apron is flanked by two large air intakes as well, resting below the distinctive C-shaped headlights.

Along the sides, we see the elongated body that contributes to the car’s extra utility. There are also matte-finished anodised aluminium roof bars as well for more standout visuals. Towards the rear, the Megane Estate gets a new rear window, liftgate and doors. The diffuser element is also less prominent here compared to those on the hatch, with the same being said of the exhaust tips as well.

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No shots of the car’s interior, but expect it to resemble that of the Megane hatch, with the optional portrait-format 8.7-inch capacitive touchscreen for the R-Link 2 infotainment system dominating the cabin. This is accompanied by a minimalistic-looking interior with dark-coloured materials used sparingly.

Similarly, the Megane Estate should receive most of the hatchback’s powertrain offerings, including turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch EDC auto. Renault say that the Megane GT will receive the 4Control four-wheel steering system as well. Full details of the Renault Megane Estate will be provided once the car is launched at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

GALLERY: Renault Megane hatchback