Renault will introduce the fourth-generation Megane station wagon at next week’s Geneva Auto Show.
Called Sport Tourer, the wagon is aimed right at the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and the Peugeot 308 SW. It’s identical to the Megane hatchback when viewed from the front, meaning it stands out from the outgoing model thanks to a more evocative design characterized by sharp headlights, LED daytime running lights that stretch well into the bumper, and a four-slat grille with a huge Renault emblem. The tail lamps are carried over from the hatchback, but a wrap-around rear window gives the wagon a floating roof.
The cabin receives a tablet-like touch screen that runs the latest generation of Renault’s R-Link infotainment system, while buyers who want an added dose of tech can pay extra to get a digital instrument cluster. The dashboard’s layout has been simplified to give the Megane a cleaner look, and the cabin is built using materials that feel nicer than the ones found in the last-gen Megane.
Technical details haven’t been announced yet, but it’s safe to bet the Megane Sport Tourer will launch with three- and four-cylinder gasoline- and diesel-burning engines borrowed from the Renault-Nissan parts bin. A more aggressive-looking GT model (pictured) will sit at the top of the range, but the wagon won’t spawn a full-blown Renaultsport-tuned model.
The Renault Megane Sport Tourer will go on sale across Europe and in an array of overseas markets in the coming months. On the Renault stand in Geneva, the wagon will share the spotlight with the all-new Scenic MPV.