French car maker Renault has been busy working on an electric car and with some months to go before a full unveiling, the auto maker has teased us with pictures of its Renault Megane E-Tech wrapped in camouflage covering.
Despite the covering, we can see the shape of the new vehicle clearly, which is bursting with curves. The overall dimensions are 4.21 meters in length, 1.8 meters in width and 1.505 meters at its tallest point. It is also sporting LED taillights and a full width light bar. The roof slopes backward and the bonnet is flat, while the tires are small
The Megane E-Tech carries Renault’s new logo, designed to look like a diamond.
In the interior, the new electric car will feature an infotainment system that includes tall portrait shaped screen and traditional instrument cluster. The flat floor gives plenty of room of riders at the back and taller passengers have nothing to worry about.
The cabin will be black and the seats and armrests will have gold stitching. Other amenities like phone holder, and multiple airbags will come standard.
Renault’s new electric vehicle is built on the new CMF-EV platform that it co-created with Nissan and Mitsubishi, just like Toyota and Subaru did. Nissan is using the platform for its Ariya model.
Battery capacity is 60 kWh, which is good for a 450 km range. On-board is an 11 kW charger but the car will fast charge at 130 kW. There is a single electric motor that produces 160 kW of power and 300 Nm of torque, ensuring the car can zoom from 0 to 100 km/h under 8 seconds. Top speeds is 180 km/h.
Renault will offer a Sports variant that comes with dual motors that put out a total of 290 kW and 600 Nm of torque. Renault will also offer a battery that is fifty percent bigger in a specced out version that will last 610 km on a single charge.
The new electric SUV should sell at around $60,000 when it is eventually available on the market.