This is refreshing. The image below is not the new Renault Megane to be launched on September the 15th. It’s a picture made up by someone good at Photoshop.
And this isn’t it either:
I am a bit curious about this now that I haven’t seen an “official studio photo”. What are the odds that the Megane will have that daft C-pillar as per the new Opel Astra or the Nissan Maxima?
You can read Renault’s official press release here. The Renault Talisman estate will also be unveiled which will be less exciting as the images have been trailed. I wonder what the point of going through that process will be. Whether or not it’s a good car, the visuals are where the interest lies. At this point if I were Renault I would find a better way to get the car into the press than just showing a shiny example on a turn table. If they showed a 1990 Renault 21 there would be more interest. “I will give the keys of this car to whoever can answer three questions based on my presentation….”
3 thoughts on “2016 Renault Megane: No Official Image?”
Or maybe this one?
Can I see a future where car companies have no design departments, they just take the best ‘scoop’ from the net and productionise it?
I do hope the Revue Automobile rendering is not based on fact – a generic hatchback that’s been razored by James Bond’s Aston Martin.
I read the headline “Renault Megane: no official image” as a reference to the inevitable blandness of the product.
The image attributed to Rocksoncars.com seems to be essentially a de-radicalised version of Renault’s 2014 Eolab concept, so the likelihood of the Megane bearing at least a passing resemblance to it is probably strong. Also by dint of being influenced by the concept, it’s equally likely the production Megane will sport a similar c-pillar treatment – given this is becoming the the new rising shoulder line. I think we can expect to see a lot more of it over the coming years, so Richard should probably gird himself for a flurry of apoplectic exhortations.