If you couldn’t wait another 24 hours or so, here it is: the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric.

    The French brand’s small, all-electric SUV has been leaked ahead of its debut at this year’s Munich motor show, with photos published by Forococheselectricos.

    It’s set to launch in Europe in 2022, though no plans for an Australian introduction have been announced yet.

    The all-electric crossover, which shares its CMF-EV platform with the Nissan Ariya, will offer a choice of 40kWh and 60kWh batteries.

    The 60kWh battery-equipped model will have a maximum electric range of 470km on the stricter WLTP standard.

    It uses a front-mounted electric motor producing 160kW of power and 300Nm of torque.

    A size smaller than the Ariya, the Megane E-Tech Electric will serve as Renault’s rival for the likes of the Cupra Born and Volkswagen ID.3.

    It looks almost identical to the Megane eVision concept, which means dimensions should be similar with a length of 4210mm, a width of 1800mm, and a 2700mm wheelbase.

    That makes it very similar in size to the petrol-powered Captur.

    The styling is vaguely crossover-esque with its tall body and black wheel arch mouldings and recognisably an electric vehicle with its long wheelbase and short overhangs.

    Despite this, the family resemblance to the mechanically unrelated Megane range is clear, particularly the tail lights and the flowing lighting elements up front.

    It uses trendy retractable door handles, while the concept features a contrasting black roof.

    Perhaps the most distinctive design element is the contrasting gold-finish of the front bumper, which is even more prominent than that on the concept.

    Inside, as previously revealed in official teasers, there’s a wraparound array ahead of the driver comprising a digital instrument cluster and a portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system.

    The latter runs on the Android Automotive operating system also used by the likes of the Polestar 2.

    Fortunately, climate control functions aren’t accessible solely via the touchscreen, with some physical controls sitting below.

    The shifter appears to jut out of the steering column and the start button sits on the steering wheel, while contrast stitching and colourful ambient lighting provides some contrast in the otherwise black interior.

    We expect additional information on the Megane E-Tech Electric to be released at its official reveal on September 6 at the Munich motor show.

    MORE: Everything Renault Megane

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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