The images reveal both a sensible five-door version and hot coupe just begging for an F1 treatment.
Similarities with the purposely flamboyant design of the Megane Concept can also be seen, which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
The five-door Megane will rival the likes of the Ford Focus, VW Golf and Mazda3 among a sea of conventional hatch backs.
However it is the performance version which will draw the most interest, following Renault's reputation for producing brilliant hot hatches.
Appropriately, the 2009 Renault Megane will make its official debut at the Paris Auto Show in September with European sales to follow later this year.