Judges praised the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric for its engaging driving experience and practical design. Commenting on the win, Jack Rix, Editor for Top Gear Magazine, said, "The All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric feels low and lithe to drive. It corners precisely, there’s little delay or roll. It’s about 100kg lighter than the VW ID.3, and feels agile with it. There’s a lot to like about its interior layout, trim and space priorities of its cabin too, as well as how it looks from the outside. Many electric cars are satisfying and sensible, the new Mégane is desirable too.”
The accolade was awarded to Renault during the online awards ceremony that was livestreamed on Top Gear’s website and YouTube channel on Tuesday 30 November.
As the first of a new generation of electric vehicles to benefit from the advanced CMF-EV electric car platform, the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric offers increased efficiency and range. The new model is available with two battery options: 40kWh for a range of up to 186 miles (WLTP), and 60kWh for up to 292 miles of range (WLTP). Multiple charging options are available, including DC charging up to 130kW for faster charging, providing up to 186 miles charge in just 30 minutes.
Sporting Renault’s new logo, with a compact footprint and high-tech lights, the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric leads the way with its elegant design. Inside, the cabin offers record spaciousness with optimal comfort and Renault’s new OpenR screen technology. The All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric offers no less than 26 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) bringing innovative safety systems and driver aids to the segment.
Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Renault UK, said: “We’re thrilled to accept the accolade of ‘Family Hatch of the Year’ from Top Gear for our latest electric offering, the All-New Mégane E-Tech Electric. It’s a model that’s extremely important to us and represents the electric revolution that Renault started more than a decade ago. This latest award underlines the appeal of the vehicle and we hope that this will continue with the launch of the model in the UK in 2022.”
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