RENAULT has unveiled two new models for the beginning of 2020, the Megane and the Megane E-Tech Plug-in.
The new Megane offers a renewed and modernized cockpit. It features 9.3-inch multimedia screens and 10.2-inch dashboard screens and benefits from all the features of the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system. This system, whose operation is inspired by smartphone use, is designed to be ergonomic and more functional, for ease of use. To enhance safety and comfort for all, new driving aids are available. These include the Motorway and Traffic Assistant, an autonomous level 2 system that offers comfort and peace of mind behind the wheel.
The Megane gains in elegance and refinement, notably introducing new Pure Vision LED headlamps to improve visibility and comfort during journeys which also help to reinforce its design and the dynamic lines that have made it such a success.
For a more eco-friendly version, drivers can look to the Megane E-Tech Plug-in, a rechargeable hybrid engine for a unique driving experience.
As a pioneer and expert in electric mobility, Renault is giving the E-Tech the benefit of the 160hp rechargeable hybrid engine that benefits from a new technology focussing on energy recovery and is directly inspired by Formula 1 expertise.
It uses components designed within the Alliance, such as its new-generation 1.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with two electric motors and an innovative multimode gearbox. This clutchless transmission has excellent efficiency and barely noticeable gear changes.
With its 9.8 kWh (400V) battery capacity, the hybrid can be driven on 100 per cent electric power at speeds of up to 135 kph. The efficiency of its energy management system enables it to achieve a range of 50 kilometres in mixed cycle and up to 65 kilometres over an urban cycle, without using the combustion engine.
Whatever the battery charge status, the Megane E-Tech benefits from the major advantages of the new hybrid system: the systematic use of the electric motor when starting up for improved responsiveness and reduced fuel consumption.