Renault’s showcases their new all-electric crossover at IAA 2021.
The all-new Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric is the first model of the new generation of Renault’s EV lineup, and is also the first model to wear the brand’s new ‘Nouvel R’ logo. Unlike Méganes up until now, this is a crossover – not a hatchback or sedan. It also shares the CMF-EV platform with the Nissan Ariya due to an alliance between the two brands.
Renault has offered a choice of two battery packs and two electric motors that power the front of the car. The base model churns out 129 bhp and 250 NM of torque, meanwhile the more powerful variant takes it up to 215 bhp and 300 NM of torque allowing for a 7.2 second 0-60mph time. Top speed is 99mph on all models. The 40KWh battery pack is the base option and offers a WLTP range of 186 miles according to Renault, meanwhile the larger 60KWh provides an estimated WLTP range of 292 miles.
Inside the E-Tech gets a much more modern interior than the ICE Mégane, with a 9-inch central infotainment system as standard and an optional 12-inch higher resolution system also available, based on the OpenR Link OS. The E-Tech Electric is expected to go on sale early next year. Pricing in Europe should start at around €35,000 before incentives, with primary rivals including the Peugeot e-2008 and Opel / Vauxhall Mokka-E. Expect the platform-sharing Nissan Ariya to cost marginally more and target the likes of the Volkswagen ID.4 and RWD Standard Range Ford Mach-E.
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