The designs are for a replacement of the sportier looking Megane Coupé, which is essentially a three-door hatchback with a coupe-ish roofline, much in the likes of the VW Scirocco and Opel / Vauxhall Astra GTC.
LED daytime running lights are the new black for automotive designers and the 2012 Mégane sports a new set on the its revised front bumper that gets gloss black and chrome details. There’s also a new selection of wheels and two fresh color options named “Majorelle Blue” and “Pearlescent White”.
It has also gained what Renault describes as an “F1-style” front blade with two rows of six LEDs and black headlight surrounds for a sportier look. The newly-designed 18-inch alloys are available in satin or matt black finish and the interior has red stitching on the steering wheel, gear lever knob and dashboard.
Renault said the Mégane Collection 2012 would go on sale from March in Europe, then in the course of the year in other markets around the globe including Turkey, Israel, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, South Africa, Russia and Argentina.
The new Mégane CC Floride will be offered exclusively with a 130HP turbo diesel engine (dCi 130 DPF) that drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.
Renault’s latest model is available to order in France with prices starting from €33,100 (approx. US$44,700).
The Mégane RS Trophy is a special edition version of the standard model with a limited production run of 500 cars.
2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine; 265-horses and 360Nm (265 lb-ft).