December 6, 2022


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Renault Megane RS To Be Discontinued Next Year

With the Megane E-Tech, Renault at this time has a incredibly able electrical hatchback on sale in some markets all-around the environment. The French firm also sells a combustion-driven hot hatch with a identical identify – the Megane RS – but it appears that it will be discontinued about a yr from now. And that’s not just a rumor as there’s a affirmation coming from a Renault executive.

Australia’s Travel a short while ago experienced a chat with Glen Sealey, typical supervisor of Renault Australia, who instructed the on the web publication the Renault RS will bow out in late 2023 as the desire for gasoline-run effectiveness motor vehicles in this segment is shrinking. Sealey didn’t specifically verify that the cancelation will go over all world wide markets, although his terms strongly suggest so.

“Megane RS ceases next calendar year. I really do not have the creation close day but, but from a generation standpoint, it won’t proceed beyond the finish of following calendar year. The need for a scorching hatch in Europe is waning. That can be changed with an electric automobile. And it would make commonsense to change across,” Sealey told Generate.

Reading concerning the lines, Renault could be working on a hotter edition of the Megane E-Tech to match the energy and functionality of the Megane RS. Currently, the most powerful electric powered Megane has 218 horsepower (160 kilowatts) and 221 pound-toes (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 transform, is driven by a 1.8-liter turbocharged mill with 300 hp (223 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) so there’s a great deal of area for improvement. 

The future of the combustion sizzling hatch seems uncertain, to say the minimum. At the very least in Australia, Renault will release a minimal version ultimate run model and we suppose the very same will also come about in Europe. As considerably as a immediate alternative is worried – devoid of including a prospective hotter Megane E-Tech – it appears highly unlikely that a new ICE scorching hatch could be launched whenever soon.