The 2016 Renault Megane Estate has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The 2016 Megane Estate is a hatchback much like the Renault Megane with an extended rear. It features a GT Trim level. The new Renault Megane Estate will be based on the CMF-C/d modular platform. It is the first compact car from Renault to feature a four-wheel steering system, as well as the first in class.
The Renault Megane Estate would be powered by the same engine as the hatchback variant. There are three Energy dCi diesel engine variants with power outputs of 90hp, 110hp and 130hp. There are three TCe petrol engines with power outputs of 100hp, 130hp and 205hp. The transmission options would include a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed EDC dual clutch and a 7-spee EDC dual clutch. The 2016 Megane Estate gets Renault’s 4CONTROL technology which is the first in class. It is a four-wheel steering system.
The Renault Megane Estate has the same exterior as the hatchback version. It features a matte-finish, anodized aluminum roof bars and an extended rear section. The Megane Estate is likely to offer nearly or more than 1,600 liters of boot space when the rear seats are folded. The windows have a chrome trim on the side. The GT trim level has a honeycomb mesh grille, a wide lower air inlet flanked by two air scoops at the front. There is a chrome exhaust tailpipe and a sculpted diffuser at the rear which adds to the sporty look of the Megane Estate.
It is likely that the interior will be carried over from the hatchback version. The interior should get the R-Link 2 infotainment system and a BOSE audio system. The fourth generation Renault Megane on which the car is based on, is 64mm longer and offers a 28mm longer wheelbase when compared to the third generation Megane. Similar increments can be expected in the 2016 Renault Megane Estate.