All-New Renault Megane E-Tech Electric Makes World Debut
Inspired by the Morphoz concept car in 2019, the all-new Renault Megane E-Tech electric car has finally made its world debut at the ongoing IAA Munich Mobility Show 2021.
The all-new Mégane E-Tech Electric will be the first model to be 100% ‘Made in ElectriCity’, Renault Group’s new industrial hub located in the North of France.
First model with ‘Nouvel R’ logo
Standing as the first model of the new generation of Renault’s EV native cars, the Mégane E-Tech Electric is also the first model to bear the brand’s new ‘Nouvel’R’ logo.
With the extended wheelbase (2.70m for a total length of 4.21m) and reduced overhang offered by the new CMF-EV modular platform, the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric features a battery that is thinner than ever (only 110mm).
Exterior highlights include large 20-inch wheels, protective strips on the lower body and wheel arches, a high beltline, wide tracks, and flush door handles.
For a more personal touch, it can also come in a two-tone finish with the roof, pillars, and – depending on the chosen trim – the side mirror guards in Schist Grey, Diamond Black, or Glacier White, enabling 30 possible combinations.
Equipped with high-tech lights and new light signature, the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric comes to life when you approach it, displaying a unique welcome sequence that is enhanced by a string of light and sound effects.
At the front, daytime running lamps appear to extend beyond the projectors and continue their path up to the side air vents on the shield.
At the rear, numerous laser-cut micro-optic fibres laid in criss-crossing lines create an intriguing 3D-like shimmer effect. In addition to the elegant indicators, the brake lights are displayed in two clear lines, much like a ‘pause’ sign.
The lights also adapt to changes in weather such as rain or fog via a switch located on the dashboard and serve as fog lights. Dynamic indicator lights round out the full range of ultra-modern and stylish lighting features.
Interior space and comfort have been increased thanks to the absence of a drive-shaft tunnel, gear stick and control panel usually integrated on the centre console.
The brand-new OpenR single screen combines the digital instrument panel and central console multimedia screen.
The ‘instrument panel’ section of the OpenR screen accommodates four different driver displays according to their priorities: driving layout, navigation layout, zen layout, and battery layout.
100% recyled material inside
While the upholstery on the entry trim level is made entirely out of 100% recycled materials, the boot boasts a total volume of 440 litres while the charging cables have their own 22-litre storage area accessible via a removable boot floor panel.
Boot capacity can be increased with the rear seats folded down in a 60:30 format and the front passenger seat folded up.
The central armrest can slide back and forward to offer a convenient storage space housing two USB-C ports and a 12V socket. Two more USB-C ports for 2nd row passengers are located behind the armrest.
The mood lighting in the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric is full LED and based on the human body’s natural 24-hour circadian cycles to optimise the well-being of those on-board
With its brand-new motor delivering up to 160kW with 300Nm of torque and four levels of regenerative braking, the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric is offered in two guises – 130hp and 250Nm, or 218hp and 300Nm – taking the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.4 seconds.
There is a choice of two battery capacities: 40kWh for a range of 299 km and 60kWh for a range of up to 468 km.
In terms of safety, there are 26 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) on the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric are divided into three categories: driving, parking, and safety.
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