Renault Megane [Spied]

One of this week's hottest news stories involved the French Police and the raid at Auto Plus over next-generation Megane spy photos that were leaked to the press. Although we haven't gained access to those photos, our spy photographers have come up with some shots of their own.

Well, we're far away from France and unlike what is implied in the newspapers regarding a journalist at Auto Plus, we didn't have any inside information - but we did stumble upon a video shoot in the United States involving the next Megane. And although we have a variety of people attempting to cover the vehicle, we managed to get exclusive pictures of the next Megane - showroom ready!

The new Renault Megane III will be launched at the Paris Motor Show in October and, as you can see, will be a revolution in car design.

The new Megane will be a small family car offered in 3- and 5-door hatchback guise, with other versions (sedan, coupe, convertible, station wagon and probably crossover body-styles) to follow. Built on the same platform as the Nissan Qashqai, this European Renault will engage in a formidable fight with the Peugeot 308, Fiat Bravo and VW Golf VI, and will obviously be much more than just a mature evolution of the current Megane.

July 18th, 2008