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Renault unveils new Mégane Coupé Concept at the Geneva Motor Show

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Khatir Soltani
When you look at the Mégane Coupé Concept, you get a good idea of what the future sports coupe from Renault will look like. At 4.51-meter long, the car features a modern, dynamic silhouette with taut lines that seem to suggest perpetual movement, especially up front with the juxtaposition of headlight clusters and aluminum-finished air intakes. The headlights, more precisely, use high-performance LEDs that are both long-lasting and extremely efficient. As for the four independent tubes that make up the modern taillights, they are integrated to the bodywork.

That being said, the pièce de résistance of this concept is by far the unprecedented door-opening kinematics. On each side, the door and glass open separately and gracefully in an independent movement reminiscent of dragonfly wings.

A dynamic and voluptuous interior

Inside, Renault also pulled out all the stops to make the Mégane Coupé Concept a stand-out machine. The nicely-supportive, asymmetric front bucket seats, which rise up from the sills, seem to float in midair. Meanwhile, both rear seats provide equal comfort and support for passengers.

Much like the Volvo C30, the Mégane Concept's center console extends all the way to the rear seats and flows into a futuristic, ethereal dashboard. The latter houses a sophisticated instrumentation inspired from aviator-style watches, including a speedometer which displays the speed in analog form on the periphery and in digital form in the middle, plus an analog tachometer. Both feature black metallic backgrounds with white graphics and red backlighting.

A comprehensive list of modern, intuitive features
The cockpit of the Mégane Coupé Concept is based on the Renault-pioneered Touch Design approach for simplified ergonomics. The central multimedia control displays all trip-related information (navigation, radio, music, video, Bluetooth telephone) as well as the images captured by a pair of mirror-integrated cameras.

The car is locked and unlocked using a Samsung F700 mobile phone which serves as a hands-free card and connects to the center console. Both rear occupants benefit from a portable Samsung P2 audio/video multimedia player with touch screen.

Furthermore, the four-zone climate control system allows each passenger to select the temperature they prefer.

Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
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