The New Megane is now available to order with a comprehensive number of updates over the previous model and is available in Iconic and R.S. Line trim levels featuring a suite of exterior enhancements, maintaining the car’s striking look and recognisable front and rear silhouettes thanks to new LED units that feature an updated lighting signature and now with a new front and rear bumper, a sleek new front grille and new LED lighting front and rear.
At the front of the vehicle, the recognisable
C-shaped light signature now incorporates the turn indicators and is
complemented by a new LED light strip reaching across the rear of the car
towards the Renault badge, giving the New Megane a unique identity and recognisable
signature on the road. The rear turn signals now feature dynamic indicators for
an eye-catching and dynamic appearance. Door handle lighting gives a premium
look while also making life easier for those getting into the vehicle.
The New Megane’s accommodating interior has also received a selection of upgrades, bringing the car in line with Renault’s latest models with a large digital driver’s information display coupled with the 9.3-inch EasyLink infotainment system set into the dashboard. This update brings a suite of upgrades to the technological offering of the New Megane via the large and responsive touchscreen, with access to all multimedia functions, MultiSense driving modes and vehicle settings.
New upholsteries and materials on both Iconic
and R.S. Line specifications bring added quality to the cabin, both on the
seats and centre console, as well as the steering wheel.
The New E-Tech Plug-In Hybrid offers superior efficiency with responsive performance, achieving highly impressive fuel economy and low CO2 emissions without any impact on acceleration or drivability.
In the New Megane Hatch E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid, the technology uses an efficient, naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol engine combined with two electric motors. The main e-motor produces 65hp while a smaller secondary motor serves as a high-voltage starter and generator, together delivering an extra 205Nm of torque when required.
The system switches imperceptibly between petrol and electric power as road conditions dictate, and with the hybrid technology automatically selecting the most efficient use of power, the New Megane Hatch E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid is able to achieve fuel economy of up to 235.4mpg (WLTP) while emitting only 28g/km of CO2 (WLTP).
Efficiency is not delivered at the cost of performance as the hybrid powertrain can deliver a combined output of 160hp, making it more powerful than the previous diesel and petrol-only variants, and capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in just 9.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 109mph.
The powertrain’s responsiveness, delivered in part thanks to the electric motor’s instant torque characteristics, are maintained by an innovative six-speed automatic gearbox with a ‘dog-clutch’ mechanism that seamlessly transitions between electric and petrol hybrid power, while preserving the smooth driving experience expected of an automatic transmission.
The hybrid system starts out in electric mode, ensuring not only a smoother, more refined start to the journey but also maximising efficiency while driving in an urban environment. Drivers can switch between hybrid and pure electric power via the EV mode button on the dashboard.
With a 30-mile (WLTP) electric-only range thanks to its generous 9.8kWh lithium-ion battery, the New Megane Hatch E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid is capable of completing most of today’s typical journeys entirely on electric power alone. When convenient, the battery can be recharged from 0% to 100% in only three hours using a Type 2 charger.
During braking and deceleration, the kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost is recovered by the generator and returned to the battery, ensuring that the system operates as efficiently as possible and maximises the available level of charge within the battery. Drivers can elect to increase the level of regeneration by engaging B (Brake) Mode via the gear selector, in a similar way that a driver might downshift when descending a hill to increase engine braking.
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For a sportier edge, the R.S. Line builds on the Iconic’s generous specification with the following:
Warranty for models registered from 18th December 2019
Your Renault car is covered by a warranty package for up to 5 years from date of first registration with unlimited mileage the first 24 months, then limited to a total of 100,000 miles or 5 years whichever comes first.