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Renault Mégane E-Tech (2022 – present) | Expert Rating

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Summary


The Renault Mégane E-Tech is an electric (EV) crossover-style hatchback, which the company claims is the lightest medium-sized electric car on the market. It is due to arrive in the UK before the end of 2022.

The Mégane E-Tech replaces the traditional Mégane hatchback and estate model in the Renault line-up. Although it has shares the same name, the new EV carries basically nothing over from the previous petrol-powered Mégane. With its bulkier exterior styling and raised ground clearance, it is more comparable to the Kadjar SUV/crossover.

Using a 60kWh battery to produce 220hp and a promised battery range of 280 miles, it has been well received by the British motoring media so far, commended by Which? for its “impressive ride comfort” and “great efficiency”, and called “seriously stylish” by Carwow.

Auto Trader suggests that “it’s a convincing alternative to the likes of the Volkswagen ID.3“, while pointing to the Mégane E-Tech’s competitive battery range and extensive list of on-board tech features, and also mentioning the car’s quiet nature on the road.

“Its only real weakness is its practicality”, Car Keys explains. Reviewers generally agree that Mégane E-Tech has a relatively short boot that isn’t very convenient, while a few outlets have criticised the electric hatchback for its small rear window that limits rearwards visibility.

As of June 2022, the Renault Mégane E-Tech currently holds an Expert Rating of 75%, based on 15 reviews published by UK media sources. This is a brand new model that has yet to arrive in the UK, so the initial reviews are based on the UK media launch. Once local reviews are published in coming months, the rating could move up or down by a few points.

Mégane E-Tech highlights

  • Stylish inside and out
  • Plenty of on-board tech
  • Intuitive infotainment
  • Competitive battery range
  • Comfortable ride

Mégane E-Tech lowlights

  • Boot design is not very practical
  • High boot access
  • Limited rear headroom
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Not all that exciting to drive

Key specifications


Body style: Medium five-door hatchback
Engines:
electric, battery-powered
Price:
From £35,995 on-road

Launched: Summer 2022
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA



Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Adult protection: 85%
Child protection: 88%
Vulnerable road users: 65%
Safety assist: 79%

Euro NCAP conducted crash tests on the mid-range ‘Techno’ trim of the Renault Mégane E-Tech in Spring 2022- the model acheiving a full five-star rating with favourable adult and child occupant protection scores.

However, the test results indicate that the Mégane E-Tech is not the best in its class when it comes to mitigating damage to vunerable road users in potential crash scenarios.

Eco rating


As of June 2022, the Renault Mégane E-Tech has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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As of June 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Renault Mégane E-Tech to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively for us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Mégane E-Tech, we’ll publish the score here.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Renault Mégane E-Tech has received

2022

  • Top Gear Awards – Best Electric Hatch + Best Famiily Hatch

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