Come August 2021, and the Renault Megane hatch plug-in hybrid will be open for orders in the UK market. The PHEV version of the Renault Megane hatch will join the Sports Tourer in the company’s electrified range.
Once the Renault Megane hatch plug-in hybrid is on sale, the company will discontinue the ICE versions of both Megane hatchback and Sports Tourer. Renault will make the Megane hatch plug-in hybrid available in two variants – ‘Iconic’ and ‘R.S. Line’.
Renault Megane plug-in hybrid powertrain
Both the variants of the Renault Megane hatch plug-in hybrid use a combination of a 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 49 kW (65 hp) electric motor as well as a 9.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. While the combined power output of this powertrain is rated at 160 hp (119.3 kW), the fuel economy claimed is 235.4 mpg (99.4 kmpl) (as per WLTP cycle).
Renault claims a low CO2 emission of 28 g/km and a range of 30 miles (48 km) in the EV mode for the Megane hatch plug-in hybrid. In addition, the top speed of the car is 114 mph (183.5 kmph), while 0-62 mph (0-100kmph) sprint is covered in 9.4 seconds. The battery takes 4 hours and 15 minutes with standard home charging and 3 hours with a Type 2 charger.
Both the ‘Iconic’ and ‘R.S. Line’ variants of Renault Megane hatch plug-in hybrid come with an extensive list of standard features, such as 10-inch TFT instrument console, MULTI-SENSE with three drive modes, ambient lighting with eight colours, electronic parking brake, cruise control, EV Mode button and Eco mode.
The features exclusive to the ‘Iconic’ variant are a frameless rearview mirror, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with EASYLINK navigation system and 16-inch ‘impulse’ diamond-cut alloy wheels.
The ‘R.S. Line’ variant comes with sporty add-ons like R.S. Line front and rear bumpers and 17-inch ‘Monthlery’ diamond-cut alloy wheels, apart from features like advanced emergency braking system, R.S. leather steering wheel, 9.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with EASYLINK navigation and display for the rear camera.
The list of standard safety equipment in both the variants of Renault Megane hatch plug-in hybrid includes hill start assist, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, automatic high/low beam and traffic sign recognition.
Customers of both the variants do have the option of going in for ‘Safety Pack’, which brings in additional safety features onboard, such as lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control or e-Call, as well as a ‘Motorway pack’ which consists of adaptive cruise control with lane centering and rear cross traffic alert.
Price and availability
Renault has scheduled the commencement of the deliveries of the Megane hatch plug-in hybrid in September 2021, after the unveiling of prices in the following weeks. The business customers will get an additional benefit-in-kind rate of only 11 per cent, along with £0 VED costs for the first year of ownership.
Renault Megane plug-in hybrid FAQs
What is the price of Renault Megane hatch plug-in hybrid?
Prices of the Megane hatch plug-in hybrid are not yet revealed and will be announced before it goes on sale in September.
What are the rivals to the Renault Megane plug-in hybrid?
The Megane hatch plug-in hybrid will be positioned against the VW Golf GTE, Skoda Octavia iV and Seat Leon e-hybrid.
What is the electric-only range of Megane plug-in hybrid?
The Megane hatch plug-in hybrid will cover 30 miles (48 km) in EV mode.
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