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Renault Megane Gets its First Plug-in Hybrid Version

Renault updates the fourth- generation Megan in the mid-life cycle adding a new E-Tech plug-in hybrid version.

First a wagon and then a hatchback will receive the hybrid set-up. The E-Tech hybrid covers 31 miles (50 km) according to WLPT test in electric-only mode or 40 miles (64 km) in urban conditions. The total output is 160 hp (118 kW).

The same powertrain powers the new Renault Captur. It comprises a 1.6-liter petrol (gasoline) engine, a couple of electric motors and a 9.8-kWh battery.

Renault claims the Megane will drive at up to 84 mph (135 km/h) in zero emission mode.

The 2020 Megane cars have undergone cosmetic exterior refreshes and several interior upgrades, including a new 9.3-inch display with a smartphone-inspired operating system.

A 10.2-inch screen replaces the 7-inch digital speedometer. Compared with the previous model, the new Renault Megane features a greater Level 2 self-driving system.

The Megane RS range receives minor changes: now both standard and Trophy trims offer up the same 300 hp (221 kW), torque grows by 10 Nm (7.4 lb-ft) in the versions with the dual clutch automatic gearbox.

The RS Trophy variant is enhanced; a new RS Line trim below the RS takes the place of the old GT Line model.

The 2020 Renault Megane goes on sale in summer 2020. Expect a modest price rise across the range.

Source: Auto Express

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