Photos of the 2009 Renault Megane III hatchback have leaked out thanks to km77.com, which has released a treasure trove of press shots of the car. Compared to the current generation car, the new Megane has more traditional proportions and a nose inspired by the Renault Laguna Coupe. Though it still looks a little French, the sedan has a less-dramatic profile that is more reminiscent of the Mazda3 and Fiat Bravo.
No details have been released about engine choices but it is expected that they will not deviate too far from the current lineup and are likely add some "greener" options. Overall, it's a sharp looking sedan though it seems to have lost a bit of the French whimsy that makes the current generation so lovable. [KM77 via Motive]