New Renault Megane uncovered - Introduction

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  • Price from £14k
  • Hatch on sale November
  • Three-door coupe in 2009
When the new Renault Megane goes on sale next month, it will bring to an end the career of one of the most controversially styled family hatchbacks of all time.

Not to put too fine a point on it, the outgoing model has a fat bum.

Renault deliberately drew attention to it in witty TV ads that showed human bottoms of all shapes and sizes wiggling around to Groove Armada's 'I See You Baby'.

It won't have to go trawling through back catalogues of music to find an appropriate track for the sober replacement.

Two versions of Megane are scheduled to arrive within a couple of months of each other.

First, there's the five-door hatch, which is smart in an inoffensive way and will take 90% of sales. In February, it will be joined by a more rakish and bolder three-door model which Renault calls the Megane Coupe.

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