The fourth-generation Renault Megane family gained its third member overnight, a new sedan variant.

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Sharing a platform with the fourth-generation hatch, which made its debut last year, and the latest wagon that broke cover this year, the new Megane sedan replaces the Fluence sedan.

While the outgoing Fluence was based on the third-generation Megane, it featured a completely unique design inside and out. As its name implies, the new Megane sedan is exactly the same from the B-pillar forward as the five-door hatch and wagon models.

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To go along with elegantly sculpted rear-end, the sedan also an all-glass roof connecting the front and rear windscreens. Renault says that the new sedan's boot can swallow 508 litres worth of gear according to the VDA standard.

Top-spec models are also fitted with a hands-free boot access system, 7.0-inch multi-function instrument display, an 8.7-inch tablet-style touchscreen infotainment interface, parking assistance, automated emergency braking system, and lane departure warning.

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At launch, the Megane sedan will be available with two petrol engine choices: an 85kW SCe motor paired with a five-speed manual or CVT, and the more powerful 96kW TCe engine that's available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The sedan will also sold with a dCi turbo-diesel engine in three different trims: 66kW, 81kW and 96kW. All come fitted with a six-speed manual as standard, while the mid-spec 81kW version is also available with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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Australia

The new Renault Megane sedan will be built in Turkey and sold in 20 countries around the world, including Australia. Renault Australia has informed CarAdvice that the sedan will make its local debut in the first half of 2017.

Details about local drivetrain choices, specification and pricing won't be known until closer to its launch.