Photos of the Renault Megane E-Tech serial electric crossover have appeared on the Web ahead of time. The novelty distinguished itself by an interior unusual for the Renault group models – the portrait-oriented touchscreen of the multimedia system is combined into a spectacular L-shaped console with a digital dashboard, and the air duct acts as a connecting link between the screens. The top version of the Megane E-Tech will have a range of 470 kilometers on the WLTP cycle.
The Megane E-Tech electric car will become the first-born Renault with a new-type interior architecture – an original-shaped steering wheel in front of the driver, a giant (diagonal is not yet known) large-format display of a virtual “device”, an infotainment complex can be controlled via a touchscreen a la Tesla or touch steering wheel keys.
Not without traditional buttons: “rockers” select the operating modes of the air conditioner and regulate the temperature. In addition, there are three massive switches to the right of the steering wheel – one of them is assigned the function of selecting driving modes, and in this Megane E-Tech is similar to American cars or Mercedes-Benz.
But Renault failed to surprise with the exterior: the Megane E-Tech is identical to the prototype three months ago. With its characteristic optics, the novelty resembles fuel Meganes, and the black edging of the body should visually bring the five-door closer to the crossovers.
It is known that Renault Megane E-Tech will share the CMF-EV platform with the Nissan Ariya, but the presence of a twin-engine power plant is in question. But according to the updated data of the Spanish press, the power reserve on one charge will reach 470 kilometers (with a battery with a capacity of 60 kilowatt-hours), although the basic version with a 40 kilowatt-hour battery will be less “long-range”.
All other details about the Renault Megane E-Tech electric car will be announced on Monday, September 6, at the same time there will be a public premiere at the Munich Motor Show.
Sales in Europe should begin in 2022, and the electric car will not replace fuel hatchbacks and Megane station wagons, but will complement the lineup.