As for the new Megane hatch, power will come from a range of petrol engines displacing between 1.6L and 2.0L and developing up to 225hp (168kW) in the turbocharged performance models.
A new 1.4L TCE engine, currently powering the Clio, will also make its way into an entry-level Megane. Delivering a diesel-like 190Nm of torque from its tiny displacement, it’s expected to preserve the sporty feel of the Megane while improving efficiency.
Diesel fans will be able to choose from the current 1.5L and 1.9L dCi turbodiesel units, ranging in power from 89hp (66kW) to 178hp (132kW). Direct injection appears to be off the table for this round of updates due to cost considerations.
The new range will go on sale in Europe shortly after the car’s debut in Paris next month.
2009 Renault Megane hatch
2009 Renault Megane Sport
2009 Renault Megane Scenic and Kombi