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Renault Megane facelift includes E-Tech plug-in hybrid


Renault has given the Megane a mid-life refresh, introducing a plug-in hybrid engine, new infotainment system and enhanced driver assistance systems.

Visual changes include re-designed bumpers with new air deflectors to improve aerodynamics and new LED headlights.

The Megane’s revamped interior features a new 9.3-inch screen for the multimedia system and a 10-inch digital instrument cluster on range-topping models.

Other versions get a seven-inch touchscreen, but all have Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

A new centre console provides improved ergonomics, while the cruise control switches have now been moved to the steering wheel.

Driver assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring are now enhanced with a highway and traffic jam companion. This system can keep the car in-lane as well as brining it to a complete stop in traffic and subsequently pulling away once the car in front moves.

The E-Tech Plug-in engine uses a 9.8kWh battery and can run in full-electric mode for 30 miles in mixed cycle and 40 miles in urban cycle (WLTP).

CO2 emissions are expected to be around 40g/km (WLTP) pending final approval.

Initially the E-Tech will only be available on the Megane Sport Tourer, but Renualt says it will be offered on the hatchback version at a later date.

There is also a 140PS 1.3-litre TCe petrol engine and a 115PS Blue dCi diesel available. Both are available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.

A new RS Line trim will be added to the line-up with sportier styling and larger alloy wheels.

Prices and specifications have yet to be published, but the new Megane will be on sale from July.

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