All-electric Renault Megane eVision SUV was unveiled yesterday and the French company is entering a category of vehicles where it is particularly popular. It is also Renault’s first pure electric Megane and this is a welcome news story for the French carmaker’s decision.
It is a period when almost all carmakers is evolving many electric prototypes and it is expected that we will see many interesting concepts. One of them is Megane eVision where the prototype with which the French brand reinvents the classic hatchback and is a precursor to a model that will go into production towards the end of 2021!
Renault uses a familiar name, that of Megane, but the car we see in the photos is a whole new design on the CMF-EV architecture of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Stylistically, the Megane eVision shares several elements with the Renault Morphoz but packs them in a different shape.
Elements such as the mask with LED lighting that extends the entire width are combined with electrical features such as large, smooth surfaces that increase aerodynamic performance but also details that we are used to seeing in prototypes such as “hidden” handles, cameras that replace mirrors and huge light alloy wheels.
In general, the Megane eVision may seem very “concept” but according to the head of Renault, 95% of what we see will go into production as it is. And certainly 95% is very close to what we saw and if verified then for Renault it will be a win win situation, designally.
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As far as engineering is concerned, the eVision is equipped with a purely electric driving set consisting of an electric motor that produces almost 220 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque and is combined with the “slimline”, as Renault describes them, batteries that are mounted on the floor of the car and have a capacity of 60 kWh give autonomy of 450 km (280 miles) to the French hatchback.
Thanks to this setup, Megane eVision accelerates to 100 km/h from a stop in 8.0 seconds and we must mention that when it goes into production, it will offer more options for both the electric motor and the battery.