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Prices start from £29,495 for now PHEV-only hatchback, which is capable of 30 miles of electric driving

Pricing and spec details have been revealed fro the new, hybrid-only Renault Mégane hatchback ahead of order books opening in August.

Prices for the French firm’s Volkswagen Golf rival start at £29,495 for the Iconic trim level, while the premium RS Line starts at £31,495.

The Mégane hatchback loses its petrol and diesel powertrains, gaining a plug-in hybrid option in line with Renault's electrification strategy. 

It joins the Mégane Sport Tourer estate in the firm’s electrified line-up, and Renault says it's capable of a combined WLTP fuel economy of 235mpg and CO2 emissions of just 28g/km, with a potential electric-only range of 30 miles.

Both the Iconic and RS Line are driven by a 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 65bhp electric motor for a combined output of 158bhp, sending the Mégane from 0-62mph in 9.4sec and up to a top speed of 114mph.

An electronic parking brake, cruise control, a 10.0in digital information display and eight ambient lighting colours are standard on both trim levels.

The Iconic receives 16in alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That's in addition to front and rear parking sensors, hill-start assistance and Renault's Visio System as standard, which includes lane-departure warning, traffic sign recognition and automatic high and low-beam.

The RS Line gains exclusive body-coloured sporty bumpers, 17in alloy wheels and a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel as standard, plus automatic emergency braking, a rear parking camera with hands-free parking and a larger (9.3in) touchscreen infotainment system.

The Mégane PHEV will use the same technology found on the Clio E-Tech hybrid and starts in EV mode by default. It's equipped with a 9.8 kWh battery which can be charged from 0-100% in only three hours using a Type 2 charger or four hours and 15 minutes using a domestic three-pin plug socket.

“When combined with the other hybrid and 100% electric vehicles in the Renault passenger car range, the addition of the Megane Hatch Plug-In Hybrid means Renault now offers an electrified option to suit everyone,” Renault said.

Orders will be taken from August ahead of customer deliveries getting under way in September.


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xxxx 18 July 2022

@FastRenault update, one year on the Megane is removed from sale after seling just 800 in the UK in 2021.  Not so best looking, classiest, most modern car in the class now is it.

xxxx 28 July 2021

@fastrenault, I guess you're a renault fan on the attack, no ammo but plenty of what you think are insults. Back to the Megane with a starting price of £30k.

si73 27 July 2021
As far as a new car can be considered good value at the moment, as I think they're all too expensive, this is good value for a phev, and actually makes privately owning one a viable proposition, as you could easily charge it daily if required and get around on electric only for short commuters. I could probably charge it twice a week and use no petrol.

The Mégane has been, for a very long time, one of the nicest looking cars in its class, and whilst I think previous versions have looked bette,r the current is still a classy and handsome looking car. I've never had one personally but am not averse to it, I have owned a 2002 scenic, which was a fantastic car, and I bought a 2009 60hp twingo that was 9 years old with 120k miles on the clock, for my son's first car, and it was fantastic. So I don't know why some have such an aversion of Renault's or French cars in general, my experiences have all been great.