Renault Mégane Coupé

Production Cars 8 Oct 2008
Renault Mégane Coupé

Following the unveiling of the hatchback, Renault has presented the New Mégane Coupé, the sporty version of the model. Among the features are the reduced height and the redesigned front-end which recalls the design of the Mégane Coupé Concept.


Renault Megane Coupe 05Like its hatchback counterpart, the new Mégane Coupé unveiled by Renault at the 2008 Paris Motor Show is based on the Mégane Coupé Concept unveiled at the Geneva Show in the spring of 2008.

Design

Only the hood, wings and headlamps are shared by the coupe and hatchback versions.

Renault’s Design Department worked closely with the project engineers from
a very early stage to incorporate sporty styling cues into New Mégane’s genetic
make-up.

New Renault Mégane Coupe’s
extremely dynamic frontal-styling looks feature a grille comprising two outer air-scoops picked out by a
satin-finish chrome trim that runs either side of logo, as well as a central air-intake incorporating a mattblack
crossbar.

New Mégane Coupé - Front ViewThe headlamps, which prolong the lines of the two air-scoops, provide the vehicle with a
strong, clear personality.

The crease lines of the hood sweep up the hood to the windscreen pillars
and continue via the raked windscreen and sloping roofline to produce a particularly dynamic silhouette.

Seen from the side, the graphic form of its glazed areas, and more especially the quarterlight, echoes the
character line as it strikes rearward to suggest forward movement.

Its sculpted rear-end, broad, muscular
haunches and low ride-height (12mm lower than the hatchback version) ensure that it
sits car squarely on the road.

Renault Megane Coupe - Side ViewThe form of its rear light clusters
which appear to be suspended over the shoulders and which incorporate unprecedented square taillights
set to a black background.

The sporting character is further accentuated by the two
vertical lines that pick out the surface of the logo on the hatch and which add a dynamic touch to the
rounded forms of the rear.

It is also equipped with an air diffuser situated beneath the bumper, while the
hatch is topped by an aerodynamic lip spoiler.

The blend of fluid lines maximizes the visual
effect produced by the light reflecting off the body; the range of metallic paint finishes for the Coupe includes the
all-new Cayenne Orange.

Renault Megane Coupe - Rear Lights Renault Megane Coupe - Interior

Particular attention has been paid to reducing the cut lines between the different body panels (e.g.
windscreen pillars, fuel filler flap) and the front and rear bumpers which discreetly incorporate the parking
proximity sensors.

New Renault Mégane’s roofline also benefits from specific treatment thanks to the use
of laser brazing which eliminates the need for roof trimming.

Renault Megane Coupe 03 Renault Megane Coupe 02

By 2010, the New Mégane family will include six different models, that have been conceived essentially for
customers in European markets and will be manufactured in Palencia (Spain) and Douai (France).

(Source: Renault)

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