The compact Mégane did not have much profit but Renault decided to give it another opportunity in the form of a compact electric crossover with the concept of the Mégane eVision.
Expected to launch in 2022 and the production model to be announced next year. This eVision concept is directly inspired by the Morphoz concept and it heralds a successful model of the brand built on the new CMF-EV platform exclusively for electric cars. Available with two battery sources, the Mégane eVision is 4.21 meters long and it is suitable for city travel just after the new Captur in size because the Captur is 4.23 m long. Super compact but with a wheelbase of 2.70 m, longer than the current Mégane, this electric crossover concept model promises spaciousness and perfectly balanced battery installation. In terms of engines, the Mégane eVision concept uses an electric motor with a capacity of 160 kW (217 hp) that drives the front wheel.
The exterior design of the Mégane eVision is a modern interpretation and reinvention of the Mégane name – and the family car more widely. It takes inspiration and details from the MORPHOZ concept car with sophisticated and aerodynamic features, combined with soft, flowing lines and precise details. The large wheels, body height and robust design are reminiscent of an SUV, while short overhangs and long wheelbase ensure a compact look, set off by a sporty spoiler and aluminium diffuser.
At the front, the Renault Mégane eVision boasts a highly sculpted design featuring air inlets located on the lower part of the front fascia, while slimline and vibrant LED Matrix lights are joined together by a 3D display. At the centre, an illuminated Renault logo highlights the electric motor, while a transparent charging socket with illumination shows the level of charge on the vehicle.
Inspired by the MORPHOZ concept, smooth, flush grilles are fitted on the lower part of the front end and on the sides of the vehicle, while side air scoops on the lower part of the front bumper create an air curtain and promote aerodynamic flow around the wheel arches.
The floating roof is finished in a unique gold colour gradient that starts from the front windscreen pillar, giving an impression of lightness, accentuating the car’s sleek profile. The highly sculpted bonnet features two air inlets, enhancing the illuminated Renault logo, 20-inch alloy wheels are finished in the shape of propellor blades.
The outer part of the wheel is enclosed and aligned with the bodywork for increased aerodynamics and efficiency, while also improving refinement. Shaded decorative lines echo the finish on the lower grilles at the front of the car, complemented by smooth glossy black wheel arches.
At the rear of the Renault Mégane eVision, an assertive presence is accentuated by a light strip running the full width of the vehicle, circling the Renault logo. Crossing beams of LEDs create a shimmering effect bringing sophistication, complementing the dynamic, flowing silhouette.
The interior of the Renault Mégane eVision showcases Renault’s LIVINGTECH technological ecosystem, an intuitive and smart interior environment that focuses on interacting with the passengers and catering to their needs and usage.
Before entering the vehicle, the driver is greeted by a welcome sequence and lighting signature, while new light effects appear when approaching the vehicle, bringing the contours of the vehicle to life, while the door handles emerge from the body work automatically.
Inside, the CMF-EV platform affords a spacious and modular interior, maximising space in the front and the rear with a flat floor, offering the kind of space normally expected in a much larger vehicle, but in a compact hatchback. A slim and sleek LIVINGSCREEN instrument panel is found at the front, forming part of the interior that combines design and practicality, with striking touches such as illuminated edges.
In addition to offering a wide range of highly reliable cars, the CMF-EV platform allows significant progress in the performance, range and comfort of future electric vehicles.
The electric motor is one of the most powerful in the Renault range of any fuel type, delivering 160kW of power (equivalent to 217hp) and 300Nm of torque, delivering acceleration from 0-62mph in under eight seconds.
The large 60kWh battery is equipped with DC charging (up to 130kW), delivering impressive range along with fast charging and ensuring drivers are able to cover long distances with quick top-ups available when required for added convenience.
Mégane eVision in numbers
- Length: 4,210mm
- Width: 1,800mm
- Height: 1,505mm
- Wheelbase: 2,700mm
- Wheels: 20 inches
- Tyres: Continental 245/40 ZR 20
- Weight: 1,650kg
- Engine: 160kW (217hp) wound-rotor electric engine
- Transmission: 4×2
- Drive: Front-wheel drive
- Charge: AC up to 22kW, DC up to 130kW
- Batteries: 60kWh – 400V
The car’s electric motor is powered by a battery pack with a capacity of 60 kWh and Renault announced that a lower power version, 40 kWh, will also be available. The automaker guarantees that Mégane eVision will be able to travel to Lyon from Paris on a single charge. The new Mégane eVision will be produced at Renault’s north plant in Douai, which will become the industrial hub dedicated to Renault’s electric vehicle models.