The All-New Megane is now available to test drive at Motorvogue.
The All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric is the first model in the Renault range to benefit from all the Alliance's CMF-EV platform has to offer. This new benchmark platform is dedicated to all-electric vehicles and makes it easier to manufacture, develop, and optimise performance of new-generation models.
Thanks to disruptive technology and batteries with greater capacity, the CMF-EV platform offers the opportunity to increase the energy efficiency and range of an electric car while reducing its charging time. The power and comfort when sitting behind the wheel are also greatly enhanced thanks to an overhaul of the chassis and steering systems and a lowered centre of gravity made possible thanks to the batteries mounted under the floor.
All models are powered by a 60kWh battery for a WLTP-certified range of up to 280 miles on a single charge, with AC/DC rapid charging up to 130kW as standard, delivering up to 186 miles of driving range (WLTP) in as little as 30 minutes.
Charge times are among the fastest on the market:
220hp with instant torque and 0-62 mph in 7.5 seconds.
Its SUV-like front end and compact saloon body give it an exceptional look. The signature full LED front light, 3D iridescent band at the rear, gold chrome accents and black starburst roof reveal a completely original design.
With the extended wheelbase (2.70m for a total length of 4.21m) and reduced overhang offered by the new CMF-EV modular platform, the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric features a battery that is thinner than ever (only 110mm) allowing the designers to refine the external proportions while also boosting the car’s interior roominess vs. footprint ratio and lowering the centre of gravity for a more exciting driving experience.
Features directly inspired from the world of crossovers give a sense of robustness: large 20-inch wheels, protective strips on the lower body and wheel arches, and a high beltline. The line of the roof, wide tracks, and flush door handles feel more like a coupé. The height, spaciousness, and boot volume are reminiscent of traditional hatchback models.
Equipped with high-tech lights and new light signature, the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric comes to life when you approach it, displaying a unique welcome sequence that is enhanced by a string of light and sound effects.
Each version of the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric incorporates flush door handles. When the driver or front passenger approaches, or when the vehicle is unlocked, the handles hidden in the body automatically glide out. They pop back into place after two minutes of remaining stationary, when the car begins to move forward, or when the doors are locked.
The All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric leverages the CMF-EV platform’s best aspects to offer the roomiest interior related to its footprint. Driver and passengers alike enjoy an obstacle-free environment with optimal comfort and a touch of modernity from the new OpenR screen.
The OpenR screen has a display area like no other: a 12.3-inch dashboard screen (1920 x 720 pixels, landscape) and 12-inch multimedia screen (1250 x 1562 pixels, portrait). The entry level model features a 9-inch multimedia screen (1250 x 834 pixels, landscape). It incorporates the latest-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 4K multiple display capabilities, and advanced connectivity with USB-C ports.
Upholstery on the entry trim level is made entirely out of 100% recycled materials. The mid-level trim with combined TEP/fabric upholstery is also 100% recycled. Lastly, the front and rear backrests and seat panels on the premium trim are entirely leather.
The boot boasts a total volume of 440 litres while the charging cables have their own 22-litre storage area accessible via a removable boot floor panel. Boot capacity can be increased with the rear seats folded down in a 60:30 format and the front passenger seat folded up.
The Equilibre starts the range with its 18-inch Oston alloy wheels, full LED headlights, black fabric upholstery including a fabric-covered upper dashboard, interior ambient lighting, air conditioning, one-touch electric windows, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, rear park assist, rear view camera, 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 9-inch OpenR infotainment display with navigation, with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected services including over-the-air software updates, 4-speaker Arkamys audio system and two front USB-C ports.
All models come with a five-metre Mode 3 charging cable, as standard and a hands-free key-card with keyless entry, together with a comprehensive array of safety and driver assistance systems including distance warning alert, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking with junction assist including pedestrian and cyclist alerts, cruise control with speed limiter, driver drowsiness alert, emergency lane keeping assist with oncoming traffic and road-edge detection, hill start assist, and emergency e-call.
The Techno’s exterior is marked out by stylish 20-inch Soren
alloy wheels, full adaptive LED headlights with automatic high/low beam, front
and rear signature lighting with dynamic turn signals, contrasting door
mirrors, and a shark fin antenna. The interior, meanwhile, gains grey and black
upholstery made from synthetic leather and recycled materials, tinted rear
windows, a frameless auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and multi-sense customised
driving modes and 48-colour interior ambient lighting. Also added are automatic
dual-zone climate control, automatic windscreen wipers, height and electric
lumbar adjustment for both driver and front passenger seats, the full range of Google
services including Google Assistant, Maps, and Play store, wireless smartphone
charging, upgraded Arkamys audio system with six speakers, and two rear-mounted
Additional specification includes;
At the top of the range, a special Launch Edition exclusive to the UK stands out with 20-inch Enos alloy wheels and a gold F1 blade, while the interior gains a 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, smart rear-view mirror, and around view 3D camera system.
Additional specification includes;