Renault Megane: Frankfurt motor show 2013

The Renault Megane has been updated, with a reveal at the Frankfurt motor show 2013. Pictures and details here

The Renault Megane has been updated after five years on sale. Revealed at the Frankfurt motor show, the facelift is applied to Coupe, hatchback and Sport Tourer models, as well as the Renaultsport Megane 265 in its standard and Cup guises.

Designed to ensure the new Renault face, as seen on the Clio, Captur and other new models, is carried over to the Megane, the update is limited to a fresh nose. Pictures show that the biggest change to the look of the car is a new set of headlights, as well as a revised grille and bumper. The elliptical headlights feature a distinctive gloss black background.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Renault has yet to announce any revised prices for the Renaultsport Megane, but it is likely that the basic 265 Cup, one of evo's favourite hot hatches on sale today, will remain at £25,545. The Megane 265 combines a 261bhp 2-litre turbo engine with a sharp front-wheel-drive chassis, including an impressively effective differential, and it completes 0-60 in six seconds on its way to a 158mph top speed, putting it ahead of many electronically limited German performance cars such.

The facelift comes five years into the Megane's life, when most of its rivals have a typical six-year lifespan, facelift or major update included. This suggests the current Megane will remain on sale for another two to three years, at least.

Most Popular

SSC Tuatara hypercar hits 331mph, making it the world’s fastest production car
News

SSC Tuatara hypercar hits 331mph, making it the world’s fastest production car

Over a decade after SSC last entered the record books, its Tuatara has claimed the title of world’s fastest production car
19 Oct 2020
Hot Cupra Formentor spied testing – with a five-cylinder warble
Cupra

Hot Cupra Formentor spied testing – with a five-cylinder warble

Is Cupra about to get hold of Audi’s brilliant five-cylinder petrol engine?
19 Oct 2020
Alpine to become high-performance Renault offshoot
Alpine

Alpine to become high-performance Renault offshoot

Heated-up Renaults but no A110 replacement for Alpine as it follows in Cupra and Abarth footsteps
21 Oct 2020
Car pictures of the week
Lotus Elise

Car pictures of the week

In this week’s car pictures, from issue 279, we look at the highlights from our lightweight sports car triple test
23 Oct 2020