Electric Vehicles

Renault Megane e-Tech spotted in India, Hyundai Kona rival

Written by News Team

In a significant development for the Indian electric vehicle (EV) market, the Renault Megane e-Tech has been spotted in India for the first time. This has fueled rumors of a potential launch in the country.

The Megane e-Tech, Renault’s electric crossover, has reportedly been imported into the country for testing purposes. The vehicle’s styling is based on the Megane eVision concept that was showcased in 2020.

Megane e-Tech Exterior and Interior Features

The Megane e-Tech features Renault’s signature front fascia with sleek, sweptback LED headlamps with striking LED DRLs. Its rear features slim LED tail lights connected by an LED light bar. It also gets retractable door handles and aero-optimized wheels.

Inside, the Megane e-Tech features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12-inch portrait-style infotainment system.

Megane eTech

Performance and Battery

The Renault Megane e-Tech is based on the CMF-EV platform. Globally, the electric crossover is offered with two battery options – 40 kWh and 60 kWh, with a maximum range of up to 470 km on a single charge. The electric motor powering the car comes in two specifications – 128 BHP / 250 Nm and 215 BHP / 300 Nm.

A Potential Rival to Hyundai Kona and MG ZS EV

Considering the battery capacity and power output of the Megane e-Tech, it falls in the same category as the Hyundai Kona and the MG ZS EV. The two EVs are also very closely priced. The Kona costs around ₹24 lakh and comes with a 39.2 kWh battery pack boasting 452 km of range. The MG ZS EV has seen a significant price drop and now starts at ₹18.58 lakh going all the way up to ₹25.08 lakh. It features a 50.3 kWh battery pack with a claimed range of 461 km.

The Megane e-Tech’s potential launch in India could provide a significant boost to the country’s EV market and offer stiff competition to existing players like the Hyundai Kona and MG ZS EV. It fits perfectly between these two models and if priced around ₹20-22 lakh it could be a game changer.

While there is no official confirmation from Renault about the Megane e-Tech’s launch in India, the sighting of the vehicle on Indian roads indicates the company’s interest in exploring the potential of electric vehicles in the Indian market. If launched it sure will be an interesting electric offering for the Indian customers.