Renault Australia’s importer Ateco has even further specific strategies to offer the Megane E-Tech electrical automobile, telling us this week to hope initial deliveries around the conclude of 2023.
The chic minor (just 4210mm prolonged) crossover will broaden Renault Australia’s electric automobile (EV) assortment, with the Kangoo E-Tech electrical van on observe to arrive in this article in early 2023.
The Renault Megane E-Tech is the French brand’s respond to to the Kia Niro, Hyundai Kona Electrical, MG ZS EV, Volkswagen ID.3, and numerous other individuals. It would, of course, be remiss not to mention the greater Tesla Design 3 and Design Y as well.
The Megane E-Tech built its entire world premiere in September 2021, but priority markets these kinds of as those people in Europe – where CO2 reduction options produce an incentive to promote extra EVs – will get 1st allocations, given ongoing supply constraints.
April this 12 months noticed Renault briefly halt manufacturing at its manufacturing unit in northern France, citing a components shortage and COVID-19 lockdown measures in China.
The new-environment Megane sits on the Renault-Nissan CMF-EV platform, allowing for a very long 2700mm wheelbase within the compact 4210mm physique – generating it room-economical. This is enhanced by the in-ground battery that’s 110mm thick.
The two powertrain possibilities make either 96kW and 250Nm, or 160kW and 300Nm, and battery alternatives retail outlet 40kWh (enabling a 300km WLTP array) or 60kWh (470km claimed selection).
Renault says the most powerful E-Tech can do the 100km/h dash in 7.4 seconds, and is capable of 160km/h flat out.
Inside of, the new Megane is hefty on screens. It combines a 12.3-inch electronic driver display screen with a 12.-inch central monitor functioning the most recent Renault infotainment software program.
Created all around Google’s Android Automotive, the procedure is referred to as OpenR Website link. It can be current above-the-air, and supports the kind of gestures familiar to Apple iphone or Android telephone people.
Renault states a assortment of recycled components have been applied during the cabin, each and every of which has a one of a kind look and really feel. Legitimate leather-based is also an selection.
Eager to know a lot more about the Megane E-Tech? Read through our reveal piece in this article, our weekend style and design analysis here, and most importantly our assessment from the European launch listed here.
“There’s an electrifying long term, we’ve got fantastic item coming through,” promises Ateco’s common supervisor for Renault Australia, Glen Sealey.
“All-new Kangoo E-Tech in January upcoming calendar year, Megane E-Tech lands right here at the conclude of subsequent yr, and even more electrification of new items coming though…
“Any new merchandise that is declared from the EV facet, we have our palms up for,” Mr Sealey additional, such as the reborn Renault 5 hatch.
We can count on far more electrified items to be arriving in 2024-26, like European-market hybrids and probably the greater, reborn Scenic crossover, just previewed in thought from.
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