Renault has released pricing and technical details for its redesigned 2020 Renault Megane range, which includes an updated RS model and the very first plug-in hybrid variant.
Starting at £ 20,740, the standard range of rival Ford Focus has been reduced to just two versions: the iconic and sportier RS-Line. Standard kit on the first includes LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, seven-inch touchscreen satellite navigation, and driver aids including lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition . RS-Line brings the largest 9.3-inch touchscreen display alongside a host of design upgrades.
The most significant new addition to the 2020 Renault Megane is the E-Tech plug-in hybrid. Available only as a station wagon at launch, it follows the Captur crossover which uses the same system: a 1.6-liter petrol engine mated to two electric motors and a new clutchless multi-mode transmission, which Renault says offers “a excellent efficiency and barely noticeable gear changes “.
Making 158 hp, the system has a 9.8 kWh, 400 V battery that provides a range of 30 miles, and the ability to travel up to 84 mph on electric power alone. It can ship from 0 to 62 km / h in 9.8 seconds, with Renault claiming up to 217.3 mpg and a CO2 figure of 30 g / km.
Other revisions to the 2020 Renault Megane include the addition of Renault\’s latest Easy Link infotainment system, first seen in the latest Clio, paired with a new 10.2-inch digital dashboard. A new autonomous level two “Highway and Traffic Assistant” system is introduced, while new “Pure Vision” LED headlights are offered.
The new RS-Line trim variant replaces the GT-Line, while the entry-level RS 280 hot hatch has been discontinued. As such, every RS model will be powered by a 296 hp engine and will receive a 22 lb-ft of torque boost when paired with the automatic gearbox option. The amount of equipment for the RS has also increased, while a Trophy model and the Cup chassis option are still available.