Renault announces quirky Megane Grand Coupe – but it’s not for the UK

Renault Megane Grand Coupe 2016Renault has revealed a saloon version of its attractive new Megane hatchback – but it won’t be sold in the UK.

It comes five years after many Renault models (including the Laguna, Espace, Kangoo, Modus, and Wind) did a ‘Brexit’ from the UK – and in the wake of the left-hand-drive-only Talisman launched in 2015.

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Taking a leaf from BMW’s book, the Megane saloon will be named the Megane Grand Coupe.

Renault Megane Grand Coupe 2016

Based on the same platform as the regular Megane, the Grand Coupe features the same front-end as the hatch but a Talisman-esque rear.

Renault Megane Grand Coupe 2016

With 508-litres of luggage space, the Megane Grand Coupe has a larger boot than the hatch, but is offered with the same standard equipment. This includes an 8.7-inch infotainment screen, an emergency braking system and lane departure warning.

Globally, the new Megane saloon is available with two petrol and three diesel engines. These comprise of SCe 115 and TCe 130 petrol engines, and a dCi diesel in 90, 110 and 130 guises.

The Renault Megane Grand Coupe will be built at the firm’s Bursa plant in Turkey and sold in 20 countries worldwide.

Renault Megane Grand Coupe 2016

These include Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

There are no plans to sell the Megane Grand Coupe in the UK.

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