Renault Megane gets important updates for 2020

Published 24 July 2020

Renault has released pricing and technical spec details of the facelifted Megane range, which includes the first ever plug-in hybrid variant. 

Priced from £20,740, the Megane has been slimmed down to just two trims: Iconic and sportier RS-Line. A new plug-in hybrid - called the E-Tech - has also been added to the line-up. Only available as an estate at launch, it pairs a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a 9.8kWh battery pack and two electric motors – for a combined output of 160PS and 340Nm of torque.

Prices for the E-Tech start at £30,685, and Renault has confirmed that a hatchback variant is due in the autumn. 

Renault says its new plug-in hybrid powertrain gives the Megane estate a 0–62mph 9.8 seconds and a top speed of 111mph. The PHEV system sees a claimed 217mpg on the WLTP combined cycle, along with CO2 emissions as low as 30g/km and a maximum pure-electric range of 30 miles – or 40 miles in urban environments.

Buyers can also opt for an entry-level turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which gets a power output of 140PS and 240Nm of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but buyers can spec a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic for £1600.

Renault Megane Infotainment

Both the manual and automatic variants share the same 127mph top speed, but the auto is 0.3 seconds quicker from 0-62mph. However, the manual is slightly more economical, with claimed WLTP fuel economy figure of 47.1mpg and emissions rating of 136g/km of CO2.

The entry-level Iconic model features 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlamps, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view parking camera, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Plus, driver aids including lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition.

The RS-Line trim features a 9.3-inch touchscreen alongside a 10-inch digital instrument cluster, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, a sporty body kit, a leather sports steering wheel and a reupholstered interior. Prices start at £22,140.

The standard hatchback gets a 434-litre boot - or 1,237 litres with the rear seats down. For an extra £1500, though, buyers can spec an estate version, which increases carrying capacity to 1695 litres.

The updated Megane range will go on sale next month, with deliveries expected before the end of the year.

Renault Megane Hatch

Comments

conman    on 28 July 2020

'Renault says its new plug-in hybrid powertrain gives the Megane estate a 0–62mph 9.8 seconds and a top speed of 111mph. The PHEV system sees a claimed 217mpg on the WLTP combined cycle, along with CO2 emissions as low as 30g/km'
Would love to know the real MPG after the 30 mile battery runs out.

Steven Campbell    on 28 July 2020

I'd say conman that it'd be around the mid 40s to the gallon depending on how hard it's driven of course bearing in mind like all plug in hybrids once it runs out of battery it's just a normal petrol car carrying batteries which are heavy. Like you I'm guessing, I don't like the way they quote the over inflated mpg figures allowing for it being charged up on how it runs on fuel. I wish also that like some of the other forthcoming hybrids, there was the option to have non plug-in version like the standard hybrid of the Clio which uses more or less the same tech but you just don't have to plug it in.

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