Renault Set To Refresh Megane With Hybrid Options
French carmaker Renault is set to counterattack the recently released Ford Focus, with a facelifted Renault Megane set to be revealed later this year.
The refreshed Renault Megane will also include a hybrid option, bringing it into line with more and more of global carmakers trying to keep up with increasingly stringent emissions standards.
The Megane - which has been available since 2016 is due for a mid-life makeover - especially since Renault has been freshening up its SUV offerings in Europe for the past few months.
Fans of the Megane - which turns heads in its hot hatch RS form - will learn what the facelifted medium hatch will look like at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
Snaps taken of the refreshed Megane show that Renault has focused on updating its front end, while other tweaks seem to show that its design language will be brought into line with the new Clio - which Renault Australia hopes to introduce to its’ own showrooms sometime in 2020.
Renault is making efforts to meet its own hybrid targets, with the Megane set to have a similar hybrid setup to the Clio’s hybrid offering, which Renault claims can be 70 percent electric in town with a 89bhp petrol engine for the longer hauls.
Given the Megane is much larger than the Clio, it will likely have a bigger everything to haul the weight; but the basics are all there in the Clio a 1.2kWh battery, regenerative braking technology and a 40bhp electric motor.
No specific details on the Megane’s hybrid numbers are available yet - as the updated model is yet to be officially unveiled.
Renault plans to have 20 electrified models on offer by 2022.