Renault has revealed the UK spec and pricing for the Megane electrified range’s new hybrid hatchback. It’s looking good and is designed to grab a bigger share of this growing market.
While it only has an electric-only range of a paltry 30 miles, and charging the battery for that trip from zero to 100 per cent takes three hours, that’s not the point of this hatchback. It’s all about the overall eco performance and this hybrid delivers a combined fuel economy of 235.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 28g/km.
Renault are going for performance here. The 160hp output is more powerful than previous diesel and petrol variants and can go from 0-62mph in 9.4 seconds, with a top speed of 109mph.
The hybrid has a new engine and electric motor combination with a six-speed automatic, multi-mode dog gearbox that features in all other E-Tech models. It starts the vehicle in 100 per cent electric mode, significantly reducing the gap in acceleration during gear changes.
It will hit the UK streets in September for a starting price of £29,495.