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2022 Renault Megane eVision detailed: Electric hatchback concept previews France's new Volkswagen ID.3 rival

The Megane eVision is based on the Alliance’s new CMF-EV platform for electric vehicles.

Renault has another all-electric model in the works, with the just-revealed Megane eVision concept previewing its next-generation small hatchback that’s set to debut next year.

With the Megane eVision based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s new CMF-EV platform for electric vehicles, it’s actually related to the recently revealed Nissan Ariya mid-size SUV due to the architecture’s modularity.

According to Renault, “this dynamic hatchback features one of the thinnest batteries on the market and a new ultra-compact powertrain offering more roominess”.

“Its sophisticated features and the lighting signature accentuate the modern look of the car, which breaks the existing codes of electric vehicles when it comes to use, size and design as well as energy efficiency,” the company added.

Set to rival the Volkswagen ID.3, the Megane eVision’s front axle is powered by a 160kW/300Nm electric motor, which helps it to sprint from a standstill to 100km/h in less than eight seconds.

The Megane eVision’s front axle is powered by a 160kW/300Nm electric motor. The Megane eVision’s front axle is powered by a 160kW/300Nm electric motor.

While Renault hasn’t released the Megane eVision’s driving range, it has confirmed a 60kWh battery is onboard with support for not only 22kW AC and 130kW DC fast charging, but also V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology.

Despite only being 4210mm long (with a 2700mm wheelbase), 1800mm wide and 1505mm tall, Renault claims the Megane eVision is as spacious as a mid-size sedan when it comes to passenger space in the first and second rows, although its interior hasn’t been shown yet.

For reference, the Megane eVision is the latest in a long line of Renault EVs, including the Zoe light hatchback, Kangoo ZE small van and Master ZE large van.

As reported, only RS hot hatch variants of the current-generation Megane are sold in Australia at the moment, ranging in price from $51,790 to $56,490 plus on-road costs.