It’s the latest in a quite long line
The Megane nameplate is older than Focus and Qashqai, two of the better sellers in the family hatchback market. This all-new version represents the fourth generation of Renault’s Golf-fighter: the first one arrived twenty years ago now, and while most of the UK tends to prefer Fords, Vauxhalls and crossover alternatives, the importance of the Megane should not be underestimated.
Spin-offs from the humble Megane have included the pioneer of the small people-carrier, the Scenic, and Nürburgring-whipping hot hatches of the highest quality (Renaultsport R26.R). Some legacy.