Renault Megane may face the axe

By CARSIFU | 28 April 2020

PARIS: The Renault Megane has been a popular unadulterated go-to performance hatchback for purists, but it seems the French carmaker may be axing it from its future lineup.

It appears that the number of units sold hasn't been encouraging, which is why the French carmaker's design chief, Laurens van den Acker, told Auto Express UK that the company may be re-allocating funds to more profitable ventures.

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Such endeavours could be a focus on electric vehicles. Megane sales have reportedly been halved from 2010 to 2019 due to customer preference for the VW Golf.  In the UK, almost 2,700 units were sold compared to roughly 60,000 units of the Golf.

“Inevitably, once we’re starting to add a range of EVs to our line-up, some of the other vehicles are going to have to go because we just can’t afford to develop all of them at the same time," said  van den Acker.

"The Megane is in a segment that’s increasingly under pressure. You have to put your money where the future of the market is.”

The Megane was recently facelifted and a hybrid was added to the line-up which could mark this carmaker's "Hail Mary" attempt to attract more sales for this model.

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