Renault Ateco, the Australian importer, detailed further plan to sell the Megane E-Tech electric cars, let us know this week to expect First delivery near the end of 2023.
The luxury small crossover (only 4210mm long) will expand Renault Australia’s range of electric vehicles (EVs), with the Kangoo E-Tech electric van on the way. come here early 2023.
CHEAPissued Megane E-Tech is the French brand’s answer to Kia Niro, Electric Hyundai Kona, MG ZS EV, Volkswagen ID.3, and many others. Of course, it would be remiss not to mention being bigger Tesla Model 3 and Model Y also.
Megane E-Tech launches to the world in September 2021, but priority markets such as in Europe – where CO2 mitigation plans create an impetus to sell more electric vehicles – will receive the first allocation. , due to continuously limited supply.
April this year witnessed Renault suspends production at its factory in northern France, citing a lack of spare parts and COVID-19 lockdown measures in China.
The new World Megane sits on the Renault-Nissan CMF-EV platform, allowing for a 2700mm long wheelbase in a compact 4210mm body – saving the car space. This is enhanced by a battery housed in a 110mm thick floorboard.
Two powertrain options generate 96kW and 250Nm, or 160kW and 300Nm, and battery options store 40kWh (allowing for a 300km WLTP range) or 60kWh (470km claimed range).
Renault says the most powerful E-Tech can sprint 100km/h in 7.4 seconds and is capable of reaching 160 km/h.
Inside, the new Megane is heavy on the screen. It combines a 12.3-inch digital driving display with a 12.0-inch central display running the latest Renault infotainment software.
Built on top of Google’s Android Automotive, the system is called OpenR Link. It can be updated over the air and supports the kinds of gestures familiar to iPhone or Android phone users.
Renault says a range of recycled materials have been used throughout the cabin, each with a unique look and feel. Genuine leather is also an option.
“There is an electrified future, we have great products coming,” declared Ateco general manager for Renault Australia, Glen Sealey.
“The brand new Kangoo E-Tech next January, Megane E-Tech lands here late next year and continues to electrify new products…
“Any new product announcement from the EV side, we are here to support,” added Mr. Sealey, including Renault 5 hatchback reborn.
We can expect more electrified products to launch in 2024-26, including hybrids destined for the European market and potentially the larger, reborn Scenic crossover, only preview in word concept.