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AUTO NEWS – New 2021 Renault Megane electrical crossover to steer model’s EV cost

New 2021 Renault Megane electrical crossover to steer model’s EV cost


Renault has dedicated to a fast turnaround of what’s going to develop into one of the crucial necessary automobiles the model has produced in many years, when it reveals the all-new electrical Megane crossover later this yr – solely months after the shock reveal of the Megane eVision idea final October.

Spied for the primary time in late prototype type, the reinvented Renault Megane will open a brand new chapter for the French marque with former SEAT boss Luca De Meo now in cost. His plan, dubbed “Renaulution”, will see Renault launch seven new all-electric autos by 2025, with the reinvented Megane being the primary of the bunch.

It’s one among a number of automobiles deliberate by Renault to make use of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s new CMF-EV platform. “Like with the primary era of Megane, this Megane with an E is just the start. A complete household of autos will likely be based mostly on our CMF-EV platform,” stated De Meo on the unveiling of the idea in October. Nonetheless, Renault is extra more likely to make a variety of separate fashions, moderately than a cluster of EVs all underneath the Megane banner.

The traces of the eVision idea will likely be toned down for the manufacturing mannequin, however our spy pictures verify the brand new Megane’s compact dimensions. Our unique photos right here preview the way it might look when the covers come off – one thing that would occur as quickly as this summer time.

De Meo hailed the Megane eVision as “a masterpiece of packaging”. The idea measured in at 4,210mm lengthy, 1,800mm extensive and 1,505mm tall, giving it a comparable footprint to the Captur small SUV, however with a decrease roofline.

The ultimate manufacturing automobile will likely be equally tightly packaged. The wheels are pushed out to the corners of the physique to offer inside area to rival a bigger household hatch with exterior dimensions just like the present Megane. The ground seems very shallow for an EV, too – no shock, on condition that Renault guarantees that the Megane EV will use the slimmest battery pack in the marketplace, at simply 11cm deep.

The eVision idea’s inside was stored underneath wraps, and our spies have but to catch a glimpse contained in the cabin, however it ought to characterize a complete reinvention for the model, due to the brand new platform.

The idea teased the prospect of a big L-shaped show, which might hyperlink a central touchscreen on the centre console with a widescreen digital instrument panel.

From launch the electrical Megane will use a 60kWh battery, which can energy a 215bhp electrical motor with 300Nm of torque. De Meo guarantees 0-62mph in lower than eight seconds and 280 miles of vary on a single cost underneath WLTP guidelines. Nonetheless, he additionally stated that Renault might look to develop a longer-range model of the automobile sooner or later.

That’s not a shock, on condition that the Nissan Ariya – a bigger electrical SUV utilizing the identical platform – affords an even bigger battery with 87kWh of usable power. In that utility, Nissan claims a variety of 310 miles.

An on-board charger will enable 7kW AC single-phase charging from a wallbox, with AC three-phase compatibility, too. Nonetheless, the one cost time Renault has revealed to date is that the electrical Megane will be capable of reclaim 124 miles of vary in half-hour when fast charging at its most of 130kW DC.

We imagine the Megane will likely be revealed this summer time earlier than happening sale in Europe earlier than the top of the yr, however it’s unlikely to be on British roads till 2022. Count on a beginning value of between £35,000 and £40,000.

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AUTO NEWS – New 2021 Renault Megane electrical crossover to steer model’s EV cost
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