The Renault Megane Coupe Concept went on display at the
2008 Geneva Motor Show. Like the Renault
Laguna Coupe Concept from 2007, the Megane Coupe was
created as a preview of a production model.
The Megane Coupe Concept is designed to symbolize Renaults
vision of what a genuine compact sports coupe should deliver.
Patrick Le Quément, Senior Vice President, Corporate
Design for Renault said of the concept. "This show
car emphatically showcases the evolution at Renault Design.
Its squatter proportions and powerful, energetic styling
talk directly to the driver's senses; they say 'driving
pleasure'. The spectacular, unprecedented door-opening
kinematics add that little touch of magic which contributes
to the dream factor associated with the automobile."
The styling of the Renault Megane Coupe Concept is designed
to convey a feeling of movement and dynamic ability -
while at the same time allowing for practical use. The
lines are sleek and modern with flush, inset features
like the headlights, grille, sideskirt inserts, taillights
and exhausts. The massive 21" wheels have a stylish,
slightly offset pattern which complement the cars design.
Access to the vehicle is through elaborate two-part, upward
swinging gullwing doors. Inside, the Megane Coupe Concept
features a futuristic, red accented interior with four
individual seats. A centre console extends through to
the rear seats and is designed to imitate the striated
bar of the headlight units.
Powering the Renault Megane Coupe Concept is a 200 horsepower,
2 litre, turbocharged,
four-cylinder engine. This is mated to a six-speed manual
gearbox turning the front wheels. This setup gives the
Megane Coupe an impressive 0-60 mph time of just 7.2 seconds.
Similar and related vehicles:
Renault Laguna Coupe
Renault Trafic Deck'up
Renault Kangoo Compact