Renault Megane E-Tech electric was officially unveiled in October 2020 and now belongs to the popular SUV-Crossover category. But the prototype evolved into a normal production model as originally planned and debuts camouflaged before the official premiere later in the year.
For the record, to mention that the model you see in the photos “wears” exactly the same camouflage as the 30 test cars that will be used for the long evolution on public roads throughout the summer.
The Megane E-Tech Electric, as it is officially called, is based on the same architecture (CMF-EV) as the Nissan Ariya and this means that it shares many of its mechanical parts with the Japanese crossover. Thus, under the bodywork there is a 218 HP electric motor that moves the front wheels and is powered by energy from a 60 kWh battery that is sufficient for a range of 450 km.
It has not yet been confirmed by Renault, but the range of electric Megane is expected to be enriched in the future with a stronger and four-wheel-drive version that logic says will reflect the technical characteristics of the corresponding Ariya with more than 300 horsepower and an 87 kWh battery.
In appearance, Megane E-Tech Electric has stayed true to the 2020 prototype by combining some elements from the middle hatchbacks category and some from the wider crossovers space to create a modern look that goes hand in hand with the modern image of the French brand.
Similarly modern we expect the interior to be, with screens and touch controls replacing anything analog while the spaces offered will be (reasonably) comparable to “conventional” models of larger categories thanks to the flat floor and the absence of the transmission tunnel.
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