The wraps have just come off the new Renault Megane here in Paris, and we can report that in the metal it's a fine-looking car.
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn admits that the new car is the company's most important model since it launched the current Clio. The Megane has to improve the brand's fortunes after the current Laguna flopped. Renault has reverted to the trick it used with the original Megane, offering a lower and sportier three-door version, which is described as a coupe.
Keen entry level pricing will mean the 1.6-litre, three-door version costs £13,995 when it goes on sale in the UK in November.
Renault's environmental credentials are also very much to the fore here on the Paris show floor, with Renault emphasising that four models in the new Megane range will offer CO2 emissions of under 120g/km.