The New Mégane now comes with a plug-in hybrid powertrain – a first for Renault in this segment, it offers a revamped and modernised interior. Featuring a new 9.3-inch screen for the multimedia system and a 10-inch digital instrument cluster. This high-tech cockpit benefits from all the features of the Renault EASYLINK multimedia system. Inspired by easy smartphone usability, the system aims to be more ergonomic, functional and user-friendly.
Equipped with new driver-assistance systems for the safety and comfort of all passengers, customers can choose the optional Highway & Traffic Jam Companion, a Level 2 autonomous system that ensures comfort and peace of mind while driving. All versions now feature new LED Pure Vision headlights, improving visibility and therefore confidence on the road.
With numerous variants and a large choice of engines, including the new E-TECH Plug-in hybrid, the New Mégane caters for a vast array of needs.
The E-TECH Plug-in engine with its 9.8kWh (400V) battery means that the New Mégane can run on full-electric mode for 30 miles in mixed cycle (WLTP) and 40 miles in urban cycle (WLTP City).
In mixed cycle, the New Mégane E-TECH Plug-In emits less than 40g/km of CO2 (WLTP figure pending final approval).The E-TECH Plug-in features specific Multi-Sense settings with three driving modes:
– Pure: available in the on-screen settings or by pushing a special button on the dashboard, it switches to full-electric mode provided there is enough power.
– MySense: it optimises the hybrid mode for lower running costs. Its “E-Save” feature helps to save battery power (at least 40 per cent) so that it can switch to full-electric mode when required for driving in city centres, for example.
– Sport: it allows drivers to take advantage of maximum performance by combining the power of the three engines.
Finally, although part of the boot is dedicated to cable storage, the New Mégane E-TECH Plug-in retains all its practicality and boot volume ranging from 434 to 1,247 litres.