the Megane is one of Renault’s iconic models . Its switch to electric is therefore not just a simple formality and the diamond brand has chosen to mark this major transition by starting from a blank sheet. The Megane eVision is the result of this reflection. This is what Renault calls a “show car” which, according to it, is more than 90% close to what will be the production model.
The Megane eVision embraces the current trend around crossovers, offering a compact size with increased ground clearance. There are aesthetic imprints on the Morphoz concept car , with both fluid and precise lines and wide wings that give it an imposing but sporty style . Renault explains having worked on a “flush” design with almost no protruding parts. The exterior mirrors are replaced by a camera system and the flush door handles open automatically when the driver approaches. The light signature of the front face plays on a continuous and dynamic movement in which the Led headlights are integrated.. The eVision is shorter than the current Mégane but its wheelbase is 3 cm longer.
A range of around 450 km
Renaut does not show the interior of this concept but promises a habitability comparable to a vehicle of the C segment to which the current Megane belongs. On the engine side, the eVision is equipped with a 160 kW (217 hp) electric motor delivering 300 Nm of torque to the front wheels. To power it, Renault has provided a 60 kWh 400v battery. The exact range has not yet been announced, but during the presentation of the eVision, the manufacturer mentioned the possibility of doing a Paris-Lyon, or about 450 km, “in times comparable to thermal vehicles, including breaks” .
The future electric Megane will be produced on the CMF-EV platform which will be common to Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, with two wheelbase lengths to choose from depending on the model (2.69 or 2.77 meters) and three battery capacities: 40 , 60 and 87 kWh. The Nissan Ariya was the first to launch this platform.
The production version from the Megane eVision will be presented in autumn 2021 and its marketing should begin in 2022. In addition to this concept, Renault has also unveiled the Dacia Spring which promises to be the cheapest electric car .