Electric Renault Mégane E-Tech debuted for the first time in Latin America

During an event on electric cars in Brazil, the electric Renault Mégane E-Tech was presented. News is expected for Colombia. Report from São Paulo.

As it had been known months ago, the Renault Megane E-Tech electric officially arrived in Latin America. His debut took place in Brazil as part of the event “100% electric E-Tech days” held in São Paulo, Brazil, from September 5 to 7, and where other electric models of the brand are also present, such as the Kwid E-Tech, Zoe, Master E-Tech and the new Kangoo E-Tech.

But back to the Mégane E-Tech. First of all, it must be remembered that It is no longer the compact car that we knew years ago as sedan or hatchback: now it’s an electric crossover. Under this concept it has been sold in Europe since February of this year, on a par with the Mégane combustion of the previous generation.

And secondly, with its debut in the neighboring country several data confirmed regarding its commercialization in the region. Both what is related to its configuration, and the tentative dates for its arrival in showcases. For Brazil it will be in the third quarter of 2023. And for Colombia, in a few hours the data will be revealed.

Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric Latin America

Renault Mégane E-Tech electric: general repair

In Latin America, or at least in Brazil, the electric Renault Mégane E-Tech It will be sold with the engine of 220 hp and 300 Nm of torquebattery powered with 60kWh capacity. Thus, the brand affirms, it delivers autonomy between 428 and 454 kms per full charge, figure approved under the WLTP cycle. In Europe it is also offered with a 128 hp motor and 40 kWh batteries.

According to previous data, the full charge of batteries on a home charger it takes 10 hoursor you can recover 50 km of autonomy after one hour in a 7 kW Wallbox. On a 130 kW fast charger, the new Mégane can resume 100 kms in eight minutes or 300 km in 30 minutes.

This vehicle is the spearhead of a new generation of Renault vehiclesthe first built on the new CMF-EV platform, specific for electric cars. And obviously, it’s profuse in technologies of all kindsboth in comfort and in connectivity and safety.

Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric Latin America

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Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric Latin America

Modern and technological interior

The model shown has two screens insidedashboard and multimedia, the latter touch and compatible with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay. In addition, it is announced wireless cell phone charger and assistance such as adaptive cruise controlblind spot monitor and lane keeping assistant, as well as 7 airbags.

That stands out the great impact caused by its designmodern and avant-garde. The LED lighting has dynamic lighting, and adds to the ambient light in the cabin. space is suitable for four adults and one childalthough the fall of the roof affects a little tall people who can be located in the second row.

The seats are recyclable fabric and the interior wastes technology, but the media screen is smaller than in the European model. Another point that could be improved is the excess hard plastics in the cabin, many more than would be desired in a car of its category.

Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric Latin America

Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric Latin America

And for Colombia, what is known?

Throughout today, Tuesday, September 6, Renault will confirm the marketing of the Mégane E-Tech in Colombiawhose configuration should not be very different from the one that will be offered in Brazil and that we have just reported. Similarly, it will be discussed their arrival in other countries of the region like Mexico or Argentina.

There is no talk of prices yet, not even tentative. Less now, in the midst of so much economic volatility and various situations that affect the automotive industry. But the reference for Colombia is the nissan leafthat would be its direct competitor in our country. The Japanese model is today priced at $182,990,000 in the national showcases, value on which the French electric would be.

In any case, we will be telling you what Renault has to say about it. Very attentive!

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Texts and photographs: Óscar Julián Restrepo Mantilla.
We attended the “E-Tech 100% electric days” event in São Paulo, Brazil, thanks to an invitation from Renault-Sofasa and Renault LATAM.

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