At long last, Renault has revealed the sedan version of its new Megane IV. This time, there will be no separate name for the three-box bodystyle – after flirting around with the Fluence name for one generation, the car will go back to being called the Renault Megane Sedan, although some markets will apparently receive the incredibly naff and obnoxious Megane Grand Coupé moniker.

As such, the notchback retains the Megane’s good looks, with the front gaining the same distinctive C-shaped LED light guides, large diamond badge and front bumper design as the hatchback and estate. The strong haunches have also been retained, while the rear receives broad tail lights that reach all the way to the centre badge. The C-shaped cut in the C-pillar does strike us as a tad odd, however.

It’s the same story inside, with the cabin dominated by the same optional portrait-format 8.7 inch capacitive touchscreen (with pinch-to-zoom functionality) for the R-Link 2 infotainment system. Also offered is a 7.0-inch TFT LCD instrument display, a colour head-up display and a Multi-Sense system with five driving modes.


Renault claims that the panoramic sliding sunroof is a first for a C-segment sedan, while rear-seat accommodation is said to be top notch. Also of note is the 508 litre boot space, accessible through a hands-free Easy Trunk Access system.

Based on the same cost-efficient CMF C/D (Common Module Family) platform as on the new Espace and Talisman, the Megane Sedan gets the latest driver assist systems such as Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS), lane departure warning and an Easy Park Assist that can autonomously park in parallel, perpendicular or angled spaces.

The comprehensive range of engines include two petrol and three diesel engines, including a 115 PS/156 Nm 1.6 litre naturally-aspirated SCe 115 engine and a 130 PS/205 Nm 1.2 litre turbocharged TCe 130 mill. The former is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the latter is paired to either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) unit.


On the oil-burning side, there’s a 1.5 litre turbodiesel offered in 90 PS/220 Nm Energy dCi 90 and 110 PS/260 Nm Energy dCi 110 variants, with either a six-speed manual or – in the case of the 110 PS version – a six-speed EDC. A manual-only 130 PS/320 Nm 1.6 litre Energy dCi 130 mill is also offered.

To be built at the Bursa plant in Turkey, the Megane Sedan will be sold in over 20 countries, including Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine. No mention of Malaysia, but we’re crossing our fingers and holding our breath!