The new Renault Megane Hatchback E-TECH Hybrid!
The new Renault Megane Hatchback E-TECH Hybrid!

Renault is strengthening its electrified vehicle range in Ireland with the arrival of the new Renault Mégane Hatch E-TECH Plug-In Hybrid. It joins the Renault Megane Sports Tourer E-TECH Plug-In Hybrid that is already on sale here since the beginning of 2021.

It goes on sale priced from €32,240 (including €2,500 SEAI grant for private buyers).

Customers can choose from two trim levels – the Iconic E-Tech Plug-In Hybrid 160 Auto and the sportier R.S. Line E-Tech Plug-In Hybrid 160 Auto.

Both versions feature a 1.6-litre petrol engine complemented by two electric motors. CO2 emissions are rated at just 28g/km (WLTP). The new hybrid Megane hatchback can be driven on electric power only for a range of up to 50 km.

With 160 hp available, the 0-100 km/h time is 9.4 seconds, going on to a top speed of 182 km/h.

The new hybrid is more powerful than any other petrol and diesel Mégane in the range, with the exception of the high performance RS and Trophy versions.

Standard equipment includes electronic parking brake, front and rear electric windows, cruise control with speed limiter, 10-inch TFT driver’s display, Eco Mode, EV mode button, MULTI-SENSE with three driving modes and eight ambient lighting colours, and a hands-free key card.

Safety equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, Hill Start Assist and the Visio System that incorporates lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, and automatic high/low beam.

The Iconic trim level gets 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, and frameless rear-view mirror. There’s also the EASYLINK navigation system with two USB ports, Bluetooth, and smartphone integration including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay that are accessible through its 7-inch touchscreen.

The R.S. Line version gains exclusive body-coloured R.S. Line bumpers, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and an R.S. leather steering wheel. Safety is further enhanced with the fitment of the Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), rear parking camera and hands-free parking, while the EASYLINK navigation system has a larger 9.3-inch touchscreen.

Customers will be able to further personalise their Mégane Hatch Plug-In Hybrid with options such as the Signature Pack, which adds adaptive cruise control, Lane Keeping Assistance, E-Call, BOSE audio and a leather interior.

The Mégane Hatch Plug-In Hybrid uses the same technology that debuted on the Captur E-Tech hybrid, which was engineered with input from the Alpine F1 team. It combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with a 9.8 kW lithium-ion battery and two electric motors, together with the automatic, multi-mode dog gearbox that features in all other E-Tech models.

In operation, it starts the vehicle in 100 per cent electric mode, significantly reducing the gap in acceleration during gear changes. This means a smoother, more refined drive plus better performance.

Battery charging on a home charging point takes as little as 3 hours at 3.6 kW, while the included domestic cable enables charging from a 3-pin plug.

The Megane Hatch E-TECH Plug-in hybrid is on sale now from €32,240
The Megane Hatch E-TECH Plug-in hybrid is on sale now from €32,240