Certainly, the French automobile manufacturer Renault is working on introducing Megane sedan here in the country. The same unit has also been showcased at the ongoing 2016 Paris Motor Show. Meanwhile, the company has now launched the unit in Turkey as well. Available in three variants namely, Joy, Touch and Icon, the sedan will go on sale from October 12 this year. It will be sold at the starting price of 62,600 TL (Approx INR 14 Lakhs) and goes up to TL 96,750 (about INR 22 Lakhs).
Mechanically, the Megane sedan has been offered with a range of powertrain options that include two petrol and four diesel motors. The specifications of the gasoline engine comprise a 1.6-litre 16V four-cylinder trim and a 1.2-litre TCe four cylinder mill. Whereas the former is packed with a 5-speed manual transmission and produces 84 kW or 113 Bhp of power with 156 Nm of torque and the latter is mated with a 7-speed EDC dual-clutch automatic gearbox and generates 97 kW or 131 Bhp of power with 205 Nm of torque.
The diesel engine, on the other side, has got a 1.5-litre dCi four-cylinder unit that is accessible in four states of tune - 66 kW/220Nm, 81kW/260Nm, 81kW/250Nm and 96kW/320Nm. Furthermore, the motor is complemented with both the manual and automatic transmission options in terms of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed EDC dual-clutch boxes.
When it comes to features, the vehicle sports Purevision full-LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, C-shaped LED daytime running lights, instrument panel with 7-inch TFT LED display, hands-free tailgate, colour head-up display, R-LINK 2 infotainment system along with an 8.7-inch touchscreen display, electric parking brake, and Arkamys sound system.
Talking about the India-bound Megane Sedan, it will be based on the same Common Module Family Platform designed under the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Once introduced in the Indian car segment, it will mark a departure of ongoing Renault-Fluence, that has been paying its service for so long. The launch of the unit here in the country is still in the dark, however, a buzz of rumors are suggesting it might happen sometime next year. The presence of the model will possibly affect the market of rivals such as Skoda Octavia, Honda Accord and Hyundai Elantra, latest generation model of which had recently been unveiled in the market at the minimum price of INR 12.99 Lakhs.
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