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French automaker Renault is a major player in the popular compact car segment in Europe, and its main bid for sales supremacy is the Megane lineup. Going up against the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus (Euro-spec, of course) means that the Megane must be offered in a variety of body styles, of which the coupe and the all-important hatchback debuted last Fall at the Paris Motor Show.
Up next? A four-door sedan, as seen in these spy shots almost completely covered up in drag. This same platform is also expected to spawn a crossover utility vehicle and a classic wagon. Each of the Megane models will be powered by the buyer's choice of gasoline engines ranging from 100 to 180 horsepower, or diesels packing between 85 and 150 horsepower. Enthusiasts can also look forward to the impending release of the Megane RS hot hatch, which is slated for the Geneva Motor Show in March.

[Source: Next Autos]

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      That's not fabric camo, it's the baggy, XXL version of BMW's Gina concept.
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      Nissan would be wise to take this and design their new Sentra around it.
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      That's what I thought the new Mazda3 would look like.
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      I like the way it works it.
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        haha beat me to it.
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        A Blackstreet reference on Autoblog...I thought I'd never see the day. Ha!
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      By the way traditionnally sedans based of hatchbacks like what we are seeing under the camo are not meant for western Europe's market. Those are meant for north Africa, south America and eastern Europe, in general less economically developped country which prefer sedan vs hatchbacks (while the main european market is the other way around). As a result because the boot is added afterward on a design meant to be a hatch those are usually much uglier than the regular hatch.
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      Lame article title. A Caucasian would use a 1996 slang term in 2009.
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      I never thought I'd say this (after seeing the Vel Satis and Avantime), but that is a SEXY Renault!
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        and that's the best Nissan Sentra we'll never get
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