New Renault Megane E-Tech Electric teased ahead of 2021 launch Car News

Renault has released new teaser images of the new Mégane E-Tech Electric, the company’s first dedicated electric SUV set to go into production later this year.

The French firm revealed the boldly styled machine as a concept last year, with company boss Luca de Meo promising that it was “95% what the production car will look like.” The concept was called Mégane eVision, but a new version from Renault shows that it will take the name E-Tech Electric, using the sub-brand that encompasses all of the company’s electrified cars.

All three teaser images include a close-up of the rear of the car, featuring Renault’s new retro-styled logo. The other two interior plans focus on the display of the large central vertically mounted touchscreen, as well as the digital information display.

The production style of the Mégane E-Tech Electric – which bears no relation to the existing Mégane sedan and station wagon – has already been seen in spy photos of the street-tested rival Volkswagen ID 4. Although the machine is wrapped in a camouflage livery, the narrow front headlights can be seen, and the machine also sits on large wheels. The electric charge port cover is also visible on the passenger side A-pillar.

The side profile shows the car’s crossover styling, which, de Meo said at the launch, is intended to “emotionally reinvent the classic sedan.”

The Mégane eVision will be Renault’s first electric vehicle built on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance’s new CMF-EV platform, which will also be used for the future Nissan Ariya SUV. The concept version featured a 60 kWh battery providing 280 miles of range and a 215 hp electric motor driving the front wheels. As with the Ariya, the Megane eVision will likely be offered with different battery sizes and with a two-motor all-wheel drive powertrain.

The Mégane eVision will be a key element of a major transformation plan for Groupe Renault outlined by de Meo recently, the firm committing to expand its electric range and regain ground in the profitable C segment market.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-06 12:00:00