Vatan – French carmaker Renault will restart the production of Megane sedan in its Turkish plant in 2016, according to reports. Ditching the Fluence sedan for a revamped Megane, the Oyak Renault plant in Bursa will also continue to manufacture the Clio supermini and its station wagon version, Clio Sports Tourer.
One of the French company’s most popular models, the Megane is currently being manufactured in Bursa plant in its station wagon and hatchback forms. The company is expected to shift the production of these two to its Spanish plant and restart the manufacture of the new Megane sedan by the spring of 2016. To be announced officially in January, the Oyak Renault plant in Turkey will be the sole manufacturer of the new Megane sedan. The plant manufactured 519,000 Megane sedans between the years 2003 and 2009.
The leading exporter in Turkey’s automotive industry with over 240,000 vehicles shipped abroad in 2014, Renault manufactured over 310,000 cars in Turkey during the first 11 months of 2015. Likely to reach 340,000 units by the year-end, the company plans to reach an output of 360,000 vehicles in 2016.