• Oct 5th 2008 at 7:05PM
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Click either image for high-res galleries of the Renault Megane III

Renault is stepping things up a notch. The French automaker has launched an aggressive campaign to refresh and broaden its lineup, including recent launches of the new Laguna, Twingo and Koleos, to name just a few. But this one will likely prove more important than all the others.

The Megane is Renault's bread and butter, competing in a dog-eat-dog segment against the likes of Volkswagen's new Golf and the popular European-spec Ford Focus. Diversity is part of Renault's plan of attack, planning to offer six different Megane bodystyles, each with its own distinct character. To start off, Renault launched the five-door hatchback and the sleek new coupe on its home turf here in Paris. Both represent striking departures from the models they replace, and the three-door cuts a particularly aggressive silhouette. Check out the images in the gallery below to see what we mean.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      This is good but Moscow International Motor Show is very good.
      Moscow International Motor Show Video Link:
      • 6 Years Ago
      Could she come to America as a future Nissan Sentra or Versa?
        • 6 Years Ago
        exactly. I thought the Nissan / Infiniti dealer network was one of the things Renault wanted access to when they bought such a big chunk of Nissan. I think this could do OK rebadged as a Nissan or even infiniti
      • 6 Years Ago
      JetMech, You took the words out of my mouth. Corss between a 6 series and a Z4 dash.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What was this about this partnership with Chrysler?

      ...Please, guys?
      • 6 Years Ago
      And another compact says "adieu" to visibility behind the B-pillars. How ironic that it's the small cars that are in need of rearview cameras now...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Renault interiors are getting much better, not as funky as they used to be. Keep in mind that this car is an economy car, not a bmw. Compare that to a Sebring..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Beautiful ads, the prop work is stunning in both. Sneaking the Volt in there was equally brilliant.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The interior reminds me of a badly done BMW's.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Are you kidding me?? The interior is great for an economy car.
        Just imagine if the Nissan Sentra looked like this...