Prices for the French firm’s rival Volkswagen Golf start at £ 29,495 for the Iconic trim level, while the premium RS line starts at £ 31,495.
The Mégane hatchback loses its petrol and diesel engines in favor of a plug-in hybrid option in line with Renault’s electrification strategy.
It joins the Mégane Sport Tourer domain in the company’s electrified lineup, and Renault claims it is capable of a combined WLTP fuel economy of 235 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 28 g / km, with a potential range of 30 miles in electric mode.
The Iconic and RS Line are powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine and 65 hp electric motor for a combined output of 158 hp, taking the Megane from 0 to 62 mph in 9.4 seconds and up to ‘at a top speed of 114 mph.
An electronic parking brake, cruise control, 10-inch digital information display and eight colors of ambient lighting are standard on both trim levels.
The Iconic receives 16-inch alloy rims, a leather steering wheel and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This is in addition to the front and rear parking sensors, hill start assist and standard Renault Visio system, which includes lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and high beam headlights. and automatic crossing.
The RS range benefits from exclusive sporty body-color bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels and a standard leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, as well as automatic emergency braking, a Rear parking camera with hands-free parking and a larger touchscreen infotainment system (9.3 inches).
The Mégane PHEV will use the same technology as the Clio E-Tech hybrid and will start in EV mode by default. It is equipped with a 9.8 kWh battery that can be charged from 0 to 100% in just three hours using a type 2 charger or in four hours and 15 minutes using a three-prong domestic socket.
“Combined with the other hybrid and 100% electric vehicles in the Renault passenger car range, the addition of the Mégane Hatch Plug-In Hybrid means that Renault now offers an electrified option suitable for everyone,” Renault said.
Orders will be taken from August before the start of customer deliveries in September.
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