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RENAULT MEGANE SPORT TOURER

1.6 E-TECH PHEV 160 Iconic 5dr Auto

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Top Speed
Top Speed111mph

Driver Convenience

  • 7" TFT Driver information display
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Door/boot open warning light
  • Easy link navigation with 7" touchscreen+4x20W amplifier+FM DAB double tuner, sound auditorium, 2xUSB/1xjack/bluetooth, smartphone integration plus
  • Eco mode
  • Exterior temperature indicator
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Low fuel level warning light
  • Multisense with 3 driving modes + 8 ambient lighting colours
  • Oil level gauge
  • Power assist steering
  • Rev counter
  • Trip computer
  • Visio system - lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and automatic high/low beam

Entertainment

  • 2 USB slots at rear
  • 4x35W speakers with 3D sound
  • Fingertip audio system remote control

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlights and windscreen wipers
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Body coloured shell door mirrors
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors
  • Extra tinted rear windows and tailgate with heating function
  • Frameless rear view mirror
  • Front and rear towing rings
  • Front fog lights
  • Full LED headlights
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Indicators with side repetitions
  • Integrated fuel filler cap
  • Rear wiper
  • Signature C-shaped LED daytime running lights

Interior Features

  • 3 height adjustable rear headrestraints
  • 3 seat rear bench
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Adjustable dashboard illumination
  • Air recirculation facility
  • Driver/passenger reading lights
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • Front centre armrest with storage
  • Fully adjustable front headrests
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Glovebox
  • Heating ducts to rear passenger feet
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Iconic cloth upholstery
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • Interior courtesy light operated by all doors
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • Lumbar adjustable driver seat
  • Pollen filter
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Rear courtesy lights
  • Sunvisor mirrors with light
  • Synthetic leather steering wheel

Safety

  • 3 point inertia reel seatbelts
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS with EBD and emergency brake assist
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt undone warning audible alert
  • Driver two stage auto adaptive airbag
  • Dust protection kit
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) with ASR (Anti-Skid Regulation) and UCL (understeer logic control)
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • Front lateral airbags
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation with child seats
  • Front passenger two stage auto adaptive airbag
  • Gravel protection kit
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts with double pretensioners
  • Hill start assist
  • Rain protection kit
  • Rear seatbelt undone audible alert
  • Side impact protection bars
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Security

  • Anti-drill door locks/ignition barrel
  • Hands free key card
  • Insurance approved Cat 1 alarm system and immobiliser
  • RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device) with automatic door locking
  • Superlocking

Wheels

  • 16" Impluse diamond cut alloy wheels

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    9.3
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    1
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    671
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    2.3
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    270
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    3.6
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    180
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km
    Not Available
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
    Not Available
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb
    48
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max
    48
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min
    48
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb
    30
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max
    30
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min
    30

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb
    30
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max
    30
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min
    29

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1598
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    78
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    83.6
  • Engine Code
    HR16DB35
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb
    1.3
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb
    217.3

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.6
  • Badge Power
    160
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    E-TECH PHEV 160
  • Coin Series
    Iconic
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    22E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.8
  • Engine Power - BHP
    160
  • Engine Power - KW
    116
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5600
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    106
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    14.7
  • Engine Torque - NM
    144
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    3200
  • Top Speed
    111

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    205/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    IMPULSE
  • Wheel Type
    16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1450
  • Height (including roof rails)
    1458
  • Length
    4625
  • Wheelbase
    2712
  • Width
    1870
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2058

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    39
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2161
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1372
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    389
  • Max. Loading Weight
    462
  • Max. Roof Load
    80
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    750
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    528
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1699
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.2

Renault's Megane gets PHEV plug-in tech. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Different brands have different perceptions of the right way forward when it comes to electrifying family hatchbacks and compact estates or SUVs. In this case, we have Renault championing plug-in hybrid tech with the Megane. But over at Peugeot, they prefer a full-EV solution for this class of car. And at Ford, conventional engines are retained, lightly embellished by mild hybrid technology. If you're out to buy a more eco-conscious car in this segment, you'd be forgiven for being a little confused. Still, Renault's solution with its Megane E-TECH PHEV is at least easy to get your head around. A plug-in set-up offering up to 30 miles of WLTP-rated all-electric range - quite enough to cover most people's daily commute; a 1.6-litre petrol engine to smoothly cut in when that range is exhausted; and a price tag that's much more affordable than that of the car that's hitherto emphasised the plug-in family hatch, Volkswagen's Golf GTE.

Driving Experience

There's the same PHEV package here that Renault uses in the compact Captur crossover, namely a 1.6-litre petrol engine mated to two electric motors and a multi-mode clutch-less transmission that Renault says offers "excellent efficiency and barely noticeable gear changes". The system puts out 160hp (around 20hp more than the equivalent plug-in package that Kia offers) and features a 9.8kWh, 400V battery that allows a range of about 30 miles; plus the ability to travel at up to 84mph, on electric power alone. After a stop, the transmission uses electric motor power to restart the car silently, and with immediate acceleration. When passing a vehicle or merging onto the highway, it combines the combustion and electric-powered engines to increase the available power and offer better acceleration. The Megane E-TECH Plug-in features specific 'Multi-Sense' drive settings - there are three. 'Pure', activated by a special button on the dashboard, is the full-electric setting, selectable provided there is enough power. The second option, 'MySense', optimises the hybrid mode for lower running costs. Its "E-Save" feature helps to save battery power (at least 40 per cent) so that it can switch to full-electric mode when required for driving in city centres, for example. Finally, 'Sport' mode allows drivers to take advantage of maximum performance by combining the power of the engine and the two electric motors. With this engaged, 62mph from rest takes 9.8s en route to 111mph.

Design and Build

The E-TECH plug-in version of this car comes in Hatch and Sports Tourer estate guises and does of course feature all the visual updates visited upon the revised version of this fourth generation Megane. The first thing you'd notice if you were familiar with the original version of this MK4 model is the headlights, no longer of the old fashioned halogen variety but now of the Renault 'LED Pure Vision' type, with beams that increase the beam range by nearly 30%. The front fog lamps and rear tail lamps are also now LED-powered. Plus there's a redesigned front bumper, chrome-trimmed fog light surrounds, extra air deflectors, dynamic 'scrolling' indicators and a more pronounced front wing design. Inside, there's a new vertical 9.3-inch centre-dash infotainment screen With its new Renault EASYLINK connected multimedia system, it offers a wide-range of multimedia, navigation and infotainment services, as well as Multi-Sense settings. Top variants also get a 10-inch digital instrument cluster display. And a rim-less electrochromic rear view mirror. Plus there centre console controls have been restyled. Otherwise, it's the usual Megane recipe, which means that a couple of adults can be accommodated reasonably comfortably on the back seat, though space for legs is at a bit of a premium. Boot space falls by 116-litres over what you'd get in a conventionally-engined TCe 140 petrol model, which means that in the E-TECH Sports Tourer estate, you've got 447-litres to play with. There's no space for anything much under the floor - only really room for the charging cables and the tyre repair kit. Use the cargo sidewall catches to drop the 60:40-split rear bench and that increases to 1,408-litres of total capacity.

Market and Model

Megane pricing starts from well under £21,000 with a conventional engine but you'll need a budget much closer to £30,000 to get this E-TECH Plug-in model, available in either Hatch or Sport Tourer estate form and offered with 'Iconic' or 'R.S. Line' trim levels. The Megane E-TECH Plug-in features the digital dashboard first seen as an option in the current Clio, this measuring 10 inches across, as well as a vertical centre stack screen for the Easy Link infotainment system. This second monitor has a diagonal measurement of up to 9.3 inches and can integrate the 'Android Auto' and 'Apple CarPlay' smartphone-mirroring systems. 'Pure Vision' full-LED headlamps are also offered and other luxury options include a driver's seat with massage function and a nine speaker BOSE stereo with an amp and subwoofer. Safety-wise, this variant makes use of numerous driving aids, such as active emergency braking, lane departure warning, and automatic traffic-sign recognition. And there's a level two autonomous 'Motorway and Traffic Assistant' system for limited autonomous driving highway capability. Like all of Renault's electric and hybrid cars, this model comes with connected services dedicated to both optimising travel and remote charging of the vehicle.

Cost of Ownership

We've already mentioned the 30 mile WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of this model: that rises to around 40 miles on the urban cycle. You can select an additional 'B' mode via the auto gearstick to increase regenerative braking energy harvesting. Like all PHEVs, this one can offer three-figure combined cycle economy (up to 235.4mpg in the hatch and up to 217.3mpg in the Sport Tourer) and a super-low CO2 emissions figure - up to 28g/km in the hatch and up to 30g/km in the Sport Tourer. Which in turn will mean a far lower BiK tax rating (10%) than the one which would apply to a conventional petrol or diesel Megane. Enough to justify this PHEV model's price premium? That'll depend on your tax situation. Charging time via a Type 2 (mode 3) cable is 3 hours - or 4 hours 15 mins from a domestic socket. The E-TECH system's two electric motors are key to its efficiency. The first handles energy harvesting during braking and deceleration. The second serves as a starter to get the combustion-powered engine running and also supports Renault's innovative transmission system, developed from the brand's F1 racing experience. With no clutch, it handles the distribution of torque from different motors to the front wheels and optimizes energy output when changing gears. As for the warranty, that's good for up to four years or 100,000 miles. Years one and two are unlimited mileage. The PHEV system's battery has a separate 8 year/100,000 mile warranty.

Summary

Over the last decade, Renault's wasted an awful lot of time and money offering the market electrified cars it wasn't quite ready for. The Twizy and the Fluence Z.E. spring to mind. And even the ZOE is only just starting to find some sort of sales traction, even though it was launched back in 2012. But these were full-EVs. You can't help thinking that the French brand would have done much better to start us all off with a product like this Megane E-TECH Plug-in. There's no range anxiety, no curious styling, no confusing battery lease sums to grapple with. Just most of the advantages you'll want from electrified technology with few of the drawbacks you don't. It's not all rosy of course; there's quite a price premium to pay over a conventional petrol or diesel-engined Megane variant. And there'll be a few small practicality compromises to make. But if you can cope with that, then this really is a family hatch for the thinking buyer. A slice of French sense. At last from Renault.

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