Renault has made quite a daring move in the electric vehicle market by announcing price reductions for its Megane E Tech lineup in the UK. These price cuts, up to £3,500 make the Megane E Tech an option for eco-conscious drivers and position it as a strong competitor in the electric family hatchback segment. Let’s take a look at these changes and discover why the Megane E Tech is now more appealing than ever.
Game-changing Pricing – Making Electric Cars More Affordable
The affordable Megane E Tech model`s price now starts at just £34,495 after experiencing an impressive price drop of £2,500. This significant reduction makes it an enticing choice and positions the Megane E Tech as a rival to electric models such as the Volkswagen ID.3 and the Kia Niro EV.
Mid-range Excellence with Iconic Style
The Techno+ trim level also benefits from a price cut of £3,000, bringing its cost down to £36,495. However, the noteworthy reduction can be found in the trim level called Iconic. With a reduction of £3,500 from its original price this, high-end cariant now comfortably falls below the £40,000 mark with a list price of £38,495.
Analyzing the Drop in Price – Speculating on the Reasons
While the specific factors behind the adjustment in Megan’s price remain undisclosed, speculations are suggesting that Renault is making adjustments to make way for their Scenic SUV. Renault is likely aligning its pricing strategy to accommodate the premium positioning of the SUV. Since the entry-level Scenic is expected to start at around £40,000, lowering the price of the Megane E Tech Iconic seems like a calculated move.
Impressive Exterior Appeal – Combining Style and Substance
The Renault Megane E Tech has gone through a transformation departing from its hatchback origins to embrace a fully electric future, with a trendy SUV-inspired design.
The front of the vehicle showcases LED headlights and a sculpted hood resulting in a distinctive appearance. At the back, there’s a wide light bar, seamlessly integrated door handles, elegant gold accents, and a gracefully sloping roofline that all contribute to its eye-catching presence. Additionally, for RST and High Country trims, you can opt for 24-inch wheels that add a touch of elegance.
Sophisticated Interior Design
Stepping inside, the Megane E Tech welcomes you into an interior that effortlessly surpasses its petrol-based predecessor. A 12.3-inch instrument display and a nine-inch central screen angled towards the driver create a cockpit experience. The infotainment screen operates on a Google-powered system that includes voice control functionality—a truly leading-edge feature. Physical buttons and dials for climate control enhance usability with their design. Furthermore, the cabin incorporates materials throughout, providing an upscale ambiance that is particularly pronounced in higher trim levels.
Driving Experience and Fuel Efficiency – Megane`s Impressive Powertrain
The Megane E Tech is currently available with one electric motor configuration offering three appealing trim levels; Equilibre, Techno, and Iconic.
The electric motor generates 217 bhp allowing the car to reach 0-62mph in under 7.5 seconds. It feels faster than that. During test drives, it was discovered that the Normal driving mode was preferred, as it offered acceleration compared to the Sport mode, which made the accelerator more sensitive.
Efficiency and Driving Range
Renault’s focus on achieving maximum lightweight construction pays off in terms of fuel efficiency. With the use of aluminum materials, the Megane weighs 200 kg less than an equivalent ID.3 model, resulting in improved overall efficiency. Its 60kWh battery offers a range of up to 280 miles on a charge making it a practical choice for everyday driving needs. Additionally charging capabilities of up to 130kW enable users to recharge from 15% to 80% in half an hour—enhancing convenience, for busy individuals on the move.