The Geneva Auto Show was a privilege for Renault to showcase their concept version of the MÃ©gane CoupÃ©. The new design points to a future production model that wants to be a perfect compact sports coupe, being styled in an attempt to bring out character and dynamism.
The futuristic design is overall very beautiful and itâ€™s only enhanced by the same style on inside. The exterior features aluminum finished air-intakes which flow into the conceptâ€™s headlights, meant to convey the impression of movement. A series of crystal-like light strips act as turn signals and daytime running lights, while gull-wing doors provide access to the cabin. The press release statements pointed out that the â€œunprecedented door opening kinematicsâ€ and â€œthe juxtaposition of headlamp modules with aluminum-finish air-intakesâ€ are the main features of the concept model.
The inside of the Renault took influences from modern furniture and designers created an upscale driving environment. Independent asymmetric front seats seem to float due to the clever ingenuity of designers. The center console flows into the rear cabin, creating separate seating for two individuals. Featuring the latest technology, the cabin has a central screen which is divided into three separate views. The main screen activates the conceptâ€™s various systems such as navigation, radio, and Bluetooth while the two side screens display exterior side views from cameras incorporated into the mirrors. Rear passengers are well accommodated as the concept has four-zone climate control and a Samsung P2 multimedia player. The interior is well fitted for car of this stature and the array of gadgetry makes for a very entertaining driving experience.
The engineering didnâ€™t stop here. As far as motoring options goes, the coupe offers a 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine which produces 200 horsepower and 280Nm of torque. Put that through a six-speed manual transmission and drivers can get the coupe from 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds. The fuel consumption isnâ€™t bad either, estimated at 6.5 liters per 100km.