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The New MÉGANE & MÉGANE E-TECH Plug-In Hyrid

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Since the first Renault Mégane was introduced in 1995, seven million cars over four different generations have been sold worldwide. The Mégane has become an entire family of cars, with the R.S. high-performance versions, regarded as benchmark hot-hatchbacks, especially with the recent R.S. TROPHY-R, a new lap record holder at the famous Nürburgring in 2019. The New Mégane now comes with a plug-in hybrid powertrain – a first for Renault in this segment. Using technologies developed by the Alliance and Renault engineers the E-Tech Plug-in system benefits from the all-electric-vehicle expertise acquired by Groupe Renault over the last decade, as well as its experience in racing in Formula One.

The New Mégane offers a revamped and modernised interior. Featuring a new 9.3-inch screen for the multimedia system and a 10-inch digital instrument cluster. This high-tech cockpit benefits from all the features of the Renault EASYLINK multimedia system. Inspired by easy smartphone usability, the system aims to be more ergonomic, functional and user-friendly. Equipped with new driver-assistance systems for the safety and comfort of all passengers, customers can choose the optional Highway & Traffic Jam Companion, a Level 2 autonomous system that ensures comfort and peace of mind while driving. All versions now feature new LED Pure Vision headlights, improving visibility and therefore confidence on the road. With numerous variants and a large choice of engines, including the new E-TECH Plug-in hybrid, the New Mégane caters for a vast array of needs.

Already popular with customers, the New Mégane’s exterior design has been improved with sculpted and dynamic lines in keeping with Renault brand identity and offers even more character and sophistication. The New Mégane’s headlights now feature LED Pure Vision technology. Available from the entry-level, it replaces the previous model’s halogen lights. These new headlights improve and increase the headlamp beam by nearly 30 per cent, offering greater visibility, safety and driver confidence. The headlamps, tail lights and fog lights are now all LED. The New Mégane has a new front bumper as well as a new nose and lower grille, incorporating chrome trim on certain derivatives.

The New Mégane now features fog-light surrounds with a chrome trim and air deflectors at the front of the wheel arches for improved aerodynamics. The contour lines of the new LED rear lights have been raised to display a new trim design, whilst now incorporating dynamic indicators. The New Mégane also features a new, more sophisticated lower bumper. The design of the wings has also been changed and they also feature door-handle lighting. New 16- and 18-inch wheels are also available as an option.

At launch, the New Mégane and the New Mégane Sport Tourer will be available in 10 body colours, including three new ones: Solar Copper, Baltic Grey and new Highland Grey. Inside the New Mégane, new technological features in the high-tech cockpit make driving easier and contribute to an elegant and sophisticated environment. For the first time, the New Mégane features a 10-inch digital instrument cluster (depending on the version). This includes sat nav to offer a tailored and intuitive driving experience. The new vertical 9.3-inch screen fits perfectly into the dashboard and gives the interior a very modern look. With its new Renault EASYLINK connected multimedia system, it offers a wide-range of multimedia, navigation and infotainment services, as well as Multi-Sense settings.

The centre-console controls have been given a more modern, upmarket look with improved ergonomics. All driver-assistance controls can be activated from the steering wheel. The New Mégane features a new rimless electrochromic inside rear-view mirror on certain versions. The New Mégane remains true to its DNA continuing to offer a pleasant driving experience and state-of-the-art technology, from the connected multimedia screen to Multi-Sense personalised driving modes. These features enhance the New Mégane’s comfort, safety and connectivity. EASY LINK, the latest in on-board connectivityThe New Mégane features the Renault EASY LINK system available in three versions, all compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay:
– a 7-inch version;
– a 7-inch version with integrated sat nav;
– a 9.3-inch portrait version with integrated sat nav.

With a brand new interface, the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system uses smartphone integration to offer an innovative ergonomic and functional experience. The modular widgets allow users to customise their screen and give them direct access to their favourite features and apps. The MY Renault smartphone app, the brand-new Renault EASY LINK multimedia system, is an essential part of the New Mégane’s EASY CONNECT offer, which includes a whole set of connected apps, platforms and services that facilitate connected mobility both inside and outside the vehicle. For instance, it allows remote interaction with the vehicle, including vehicle location, door-to-door navigation with journey instructions sent to the vehicle and, ultimately, remote locking and unlocking of doors and remote activation of lights and horn.

The Renault Multi-Sense technology can combine several vehicles in one. Multi-Sense settings adjust the engine mapping, steering, ambient lighting and configuration of the digital display that replaces the dials to offer a tailored driving experience that matches your mood at the wheel of the New Mégane.

Four modes are available:
– Eco Mode, to reduce your consumption and CO2 emissions;
– Comfort Mode, for a more relaxed experience with more flexible suspension;
– Sport Mode, for increased driving pleasure, agility and responsiveness;
– MySense (default mode), for a tailored experience.
Three modes are available with the E-TECH Plug-in engine: Pure, MySense and Sport.

The Multi-Sense system’s revamped design and new graphics offer an even more immersive driving experience. The new features include better ergonomics for more intuitive and simplified settings, new ambient lighting colours and the R-Sound app to adjust engine sound. The dashboard 7-inch and 10.2-inch digital screens provide a display area customisable with widgets. The driver can choose the information displayed according to the chosen mode, such as consumption in Eco mode, or power and torque potentiometers in Sport mode. The dashboard 10.2-inch digital screen includes sat nav in the display. The New Mégane features Renault EASYDRIVE driver-assistance systems, including Highway & Traffic Jam Companion, a Level 2 autonomous driving feature, for a safer driving experience.

Highway & Traffic Jam Companion combines adaptive cruise-control (fitted with automatic Stop & Go) with Lane Keep Assist. Activated between zero and 100mph, the system features in all vehicles with EDC automatic transmission. It regulates the speed of the vehicle and maintains a safe distance from other vehicles ahead while providing lane centring assistance. This driver-assistance system is particularly handy during heavy traffic and on motorways, since it allows the New Mégane to stop and start automatically within three seconds without any action by the driver. The Highway & Traffic Jam Companion, a Level 2 autonomous driving feature, significantly improves driving comfort. However, it still requires drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. The Highway & Traffic Jam Companion is available as an option with the TCe 140 EDC version as well as the E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid.

Adaptive cruise-control, already a feature in the Mégane range, now features a Stop & Go system, available with the TCe 140 EDC engine. If the car needs to come to a complete halt, in a traffic jam for example, the system can safely stop the vehicle and restart it automatically within three seconds when the traffic starts moving again. The Active Emergency Braking System is enhanced with pedestrian detection. It provides optimum safety by warning the driver of a hazardous situation and, if the latter fails to react, can activate the braking system. Fitted with a new radar sensor technology, Blind Spot Warning has a wider reach and ensures an accurate identification of nearby vehicles, even those exiting a car park, regardless of weather conditions. Blind Spot Warning is available as an option.

Already featured in the Mégane range, Lane Departure Warning is now more effective and paired with Lane Guard System. Activated from 65km/h on road journeys, both features work together to warn the driver, or even correct the course of the vehicle, should the car cross into another lane without first using the indicator. Available on certain models, the driver drowsiness detection feature identifies the driver’s tiredness based on steering-wheel movements: Drivers receive an audible and visual warning encouraging them to take a break. Other features include the optional Park Assist, reversing camera, Easy Park Assist, cruise-controller with speed limiter, automatic high-beam assist headlights and Traffic Sign Recognition continue to feature in the New Mégane range.

The New Mégane offers a new powertrain with the introduction of E-TECH Plug-in hybrid technology. It provides optimum versatility and an electric-vehicle driving experience while reducing CO2 emissions and limiting fuel consumption, even over long distances.
Renault, a leader and expert in electric mobility, brings its expertise to the New Mégane with the 160hp E-TECH Plug-in hybrid engine, a unique energy-recovery technology that draws directly on our Formula One expertise to offer a unique driving experience.
Available initially on the New Mégane Sport Tourer, the E-TECH Plug-in engine will subsequently later be offered on the hatchback version. The E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid technology was developed by Renault engineers and has 150 patents. It uses components designed by the Alliance, like the latest four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine with two electric motors and an innovative multi-mode clutch-less gearbox which optimises shifts.

The design draws on the experience of the Renault Formula One Team, which shared its energy-management expertise (energy recovered during deceleration and braking is used to recharge the battery outside charging cycles) so that the E-TECH Plug-in engine offers maximum energy efficiency. Paired with a braking system developed by Renault’s electric vehicle experts, the New Mégane features optimum electric efficiency on the road: systematically starting in electric mode, it offers noiseless comfort when driving, immediate dynamic responsiveness for a unique driving pleasure and minimised energy loss. The E-TECH Plug-in engine with its 9.8kWh (400V) battery means that the New Mégane can run on full-electric mode for 48km in mixed cycle (WLTP) and 65km in urban cycle (WLTP City). The New Mégane E-TECH Plug-in is versatile. It can run without using fuel on regular shorter trips, then take you away on longer journeys with the flexibility of using both petrol and electric power. The New Mégane E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid benefits from key advantages of the E-TECH Hybrid system – systematic start in electric mode and lower consumption – even when the battery is not charged.