Renault Megane E-Tech: All-electric SUV revealed

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Author: | Updated: 06 Sep 2021 10:36

Renault has taken the covers off its all-electric Megane E-Tech SUV at the Munich Motor Show.

Featuring an all-new look, a high-tech cabin and up to 292 miles of range, here’s what you need to know.

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Renault Megane E-Tech fast facts

  • First Renault to use new CMF-EV platform
  • Infotainment system gets integrated Google services
  • Interior made from recycled and sustainable materials
  • Two batteries on offer: 40kW and 60kW
  • Supports 130kW charging for 186-mile range in 30 minutes

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Renault Megane E-Tech styling

The Megane E-Tech’s look takes direct inspiration from the eVision concept car of 2020, with a sleek new SUV shape making a break from the traditional hatchback Megane.

Up front, Renault’s trademark lighting signature is present, with the headlight bar stretching across the full width of the car. In the middle you’ll find a cool retro-looking Renault badge, which is being introduced on this model.

At the rear, you’ll find a another lighting bar that stretches the width of the boot, while the rear door handles are integrated into the window line of the car. Combined with flush front door handles, it helps give the car a sleep look side on.

The model in the pics here showcases a two-tone paint scheme which will likely be an option, while 18in alloy wheels are set to be standard across the range. You’ll be able to get up to 20in though, depending on the spec you go for.

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Renault Megane E-Tech interior and tech

The Megane E-Tech gets an all-new interior, with the prominent features including a 12.3in driver display and a clever infotainment system of the same size. The driver display shows key info, as well as being able to show navigation instructions.

The infotainment system uses Google services, which allow you to access Google Maps and other applications easily. Despite being Android based, it’s also compatible with Apple CarPlay if you prefer – as well as Android Auto of course.

The materials used are all recycled and sustainable, although you can specify leather if you really want it on high end models. The steering wheel is squared off on all sides, giving you a good view of all the key dials and driver display.

It also incorporates that new Renault badge that gives it a classy look. Space is good, with the new CMF-EV platform ensuring the drivetrain doesn’t impede on passenger space. With 440 litres of luggage capacity in the boot, it’s around the same size as the current Megane.

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Renault Megane E-Tech drivetrains

You can choose between a 40kWh and 60kWh battery pack, with both models featuring a single electric motor. You can choose between a 130hp and 218hp power output, with the more potent variant able to get from 0-62mph in less than eight seconds.

Battery-wise, the 40kWh pack provides up to 186 miles between charges – similar to the Renault Zoe with the same battery. The 60kWh model ups this to an impressive 292 miles. Both batteries are capable of 130kW rapid charging, which can give you a 186-mile range in around half an hour.

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Renault Megane E-Tech leasing plans and release date

The Megane E-Tech is set to launch in the UK next year, with list prices set to start from around £40,000. We’ll bring you leasing plans as soon as they’re available.

Alternatively, you can check out the Megane E-Tech hybrid that’s available right now by clicking on the button below.

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