Renault may not be selling any vehicles in the Philippines, but sometimes we can’t just help be jealous of their lineup across the globe. Take this stylish all-electric Megane eVision for example. While it is a concept, for the time being, a production model based on their popular 5-door hatchback will officially debut in 2021.
As mentioned earlier, this handsome-looking EV is still a concept for now. What’s important, however, is the powertrain and platform that it uses. The Megane eVision rides on Renault’s new CMF-EV platform which is set to underpin the French automaker’s future electric vehicles too. Furthermore, the company even claims it uses the thinnest battery on the market, allowing for more space inside the cabin.
Despite looking big in the photos, the hatchback is quite compact at 4.21m long. Meanwhile, the electric motor, which produces 217 HP and 300 Nm torque, allows the hatchback to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in under 8 seconds. Despite having a very small battery, it still has 60kWh capacity and can cover up to 451 km on a single charge.
Design-wise, the Megane eVision (in its current form) will certainly turn heads. It features a distinct hatchback shape similar to the current-generation Megane. As it is an EV, the traditional grille has been ditched in favor of a bolder looking face. The headlights now extend all the way to the Renault badge at the center. Despite being based on the Megane hatchback, this electric version does have black cladding on the fenders, similar to a crossover, and rides on large 20-inch wheels.
As good as the concept looks now, expect the production model to be toned down a bit in comparison. Hopefully, not too much because it already looks good as it is.
While we may not get the production Megane eVision in the future, what we could get in the Philippines is a vehicle using the same CMF-EV platform. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance remember? We wouldn’t be surprised if other members of the Alliance decides to take advantage of this new platform and develop their own EV.