Renault Australian importer Ateco has more detailed sales plans Megan E-Tech Electric cars, telling us to expect this week First delivery Nearby The end of 2023.
The glamorous short (only 4210 mm long) crossover will further expand Renault Australia’s EV range, with the Kangu E-Tech electric van on track to arrive here in early 2023.
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Megane E-Tech made its world premiere in September 2021, but will receive its first allocation in priority markets such as Europe – where CO2 reduction plans create an innovation to sell more EVs – due to ongoing supply constraints.
Renault temporarily halted production at its factory in northern France in April this year, citing equipment shortages in China and the COVID-19 lockdown system.
The new-world Megan Renault-Nissan sits on the CMF-EV platform, which allows a long 2700mm wheelbase in a compact 4210mm body – making it space-efficient. It is enhanced by a 110mm thick in-floor battery.
Motor options save 96kW and 250Nm, or 160kW and 300Nm, and battery options save 40kWh (a 300km WLTP range is allowed) or 60kWh (470km claimed range).
Renault says the most powerful e-tech can sprint 100km / h in 7.4 seconds and is able to flat out 160km / h.
Inside, the new Megane screen is heavy. It runs the latest Renault infotainment software with a 12.0-inch central screen with a 12.3-inch digital driver display.
Built around Google’s Android Automotive, the system is called OpenR Link. It can be updated over-the-air and supports familiar gestures for iPhone or Android phone users.
Renault says a selection of recycled materials have been used throughout all cabins, each with a unique look and feel. Genuine leather is also an option.
Interested in learning more about Megan E-Tech? Read our release section here, our weekend design analysis here, and most importantly our review from the European launch here.
Glenn Seeley, Ateco’s general manager for Renault Australia, claims: “We have an electrifying future, we have great products coming our way.
“The brand new Kangu e-tech will land here in January next year, the Megan e-tech will land at the end of next year, and more electrification of new products is coming.
“We are preparing our hands for any new product announced by EV,” added Mr Sally, including the reborn Renault 5 hatch.
We expect more electrifying products to arrive in 2024-26, including European-market hybrids and potentially larger, regenerated cynic crossovers, from which the concept has been previewed.
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