This is the concept version. Megane eVision electric concept that represents a revolution of classic hatchback. The concept has a completely new design based on the CMF-EV platform that was also used for the large Nissan Ariya SUV. Production of the Megane eVision will begin in 2021.
The Megane eVision shares some design features with the Ariya model, but the design is largely based on the Renault Morphoz concept. Renault boss Luca De Meo says its looks are ‘95 per cent’ of the real thing.
“This is just the beginning, because a whole new generation of electric cars rich in innovations is arriving. The car family will be based on the CMF-EV platform, and so far more than 300 patents have been registered,” De Meo said.
He added that Renault has fully exploited the potential of the electric vehicle platform to revolutionize the classic hatchback in an emotional way.
Flush-mounted door handles make the sides look particularly smooth, and they pop out when a driver or passenger approaches. A gold color gradient starts at the lower part of the A-pillars and then flows over the roof. It rides on specially sculpted 20-inch wheels. The lighting runs the full width of the rear, and they have vertical lines of LEDs inside this strip.
The Megane eVision has thinner batteries built into the structure of the CMF-EV platform. Their thickness is 11 cm and they are the thinnest on the market. Thanks to that, the concept has a sporty look and very competitive aerodynamics.
The production version of the eVision concept will be presented next year, after which sales will begin. The model will be offered with different batteries.
The Megane eVision has a 60-kilowatt-hour battery. The motor produces 215 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque for driving the front wheels. The Megane eVision accelerates from 0-62 in less than eight seconds.