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New Renault Third Gen Megane Launched in Japan

Posted by Stephen On Friday, May 27th, 2011

Renault launched the latest version of its 5-door hatch, the Megane in Japan on May 26th. This is, apparently, the first car that Renault has designed entirely using digital processes. Two levels of trim will be sold in Japan, the Premium Line for 2.65 million Yen, and GT Line for 2.75 million Yen.

New third generation Renault Megane launched in Japan May 26th 2011

The Megane is now in its third iteration since it was launched in 1995, and has almost 1 million units sold during that 16-year history.

But you know what I want to know? How can they get away with calling a car a Renault Glasses? After all, that is what Megane spells in Japanese romanized pronunciation.

(Yes, I know Renault would like the Japanese to pronounce it meh-gah-noo, but the spelling is what it is.)

Sure, it’s not quite on the same level as selling a car called a Nova in Spanish-speaking country but , still, will someone please tell Carlos to not let this lie for another 16 years?

Source: SankeiBiz (Japanese-language)