Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2016Renault has released first images of the new Megane Sport Tourer ahead of its 2016 Geneva Motor Show debut and its market launch later in the year.

Shown in sporty GT guise, Renault is keen to underline the links to its performance Renault Sport division – which even stretches to a world-first in the family estate sector, 4CONTROL technology.

Renault’s four-wheel steer system, 4CONTROL improves handling precision on twisting roads but also aids in-town use courtesy of rear-wheel countersteering that reduces the turning circle.

Renault Megane Sport Tourer 2016

The firm’s keeping exact boot dimensions under wraps for now, but does say the load bay is the longest in the segment. There’ll also be lots of flexible load bay arrangements such as divider kits and securing straps.

Visually, it’s another good-looking new Megane, particularly in sports-focused GT trim. Rear arches are voluminous and the wide tail lamps distinctive. The wraparound rear screen styling cue is smart too: it’s amazing what a difference some gloss black panels can make to the appearance of a car.

We’ll see more of the new Megane Sport Tourer at the Geneva Motor Show on press day which opens on Tuesday 1 March.