With the Megane E-Tech, Renault presently has a incredibly able electric powered hatchback on sale in some markets all over the globe. The French enterprise also sells a combustion-driven very hot hatch with a equivalent name – the Megane RS – but it appears to be that it will be discontinued about a calendar year from now. And that is not just a rumor as there’s a confirmation coming from a Renault executive.
Australia’s Drive not too long ago had a chat with Glen Sealey, normal manager of Renault Australia, who explained to the online publication the Renault RS will bow out in late 2023 as the desire for fuel-powered overall performance motor vehicles in this section is shrinking. Sealey did not specifically verify that the cancelation will go over all global markets, although his phrases strongly advise so.
“Megane RS ceases upcoming 12 months. I really don’t have the production conclude date yet, but from a creation standpoint, it won’t go on past the stop of upcoming yr. The need for a very hot hatch in Europe is waning. That can be changed with an electrical automobile. And it would make commonsense to change throughout,” Sealey instructed Generate.
Studying involving the strains, Renault could be doing work on a hotter model of the Megane E-Tech to match the power and functionality of the Megane RS. At the moment, the most potent electric powered Megane has 218 horsepower (160 kilowatts) and 221 pound-ft (300 Newton-meters) of torque for a -62 miles for every hour (-100 kilometers for every hour) acceleration in about 7.4 seconds. The Megane RS in Trophy trim, in flip, is run by a 1.8-liter turbocharged mill with 300 hp (223 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) so there is a lot of room for advancement.
The long run of the combustion warm hatch appears to be uncertain, to say the minimum. At the very least in Australia, Renault will release a limited edition closing operate product and we suppose the very same will also occur in Europe. As significantly as a direct replacement is anxious – without having which include a prospective hotter Megane E-Tech – it appears to be highly unlikely that a new ICE incredibly hot hatch could be released whenever quickly.