The hot hatch segment just got a lot hotter with the all-new Renault Megane RS Lux. Since the first Renault Megane RS was released in 2003, the model has seen incredible upgrades in technology and performance. It has become somewhat of an icon around the world and now, the latest Megane RS Lux is within the grasp of South African motorists.
Do you like your Renault vehicles as sleek and powerful as possible? If so, you are in for a huge treat later this year. The brand-new Megane RS Trophy is making its way to our sunny shores in the latter half of 2018 and this sleek new rendition of the much-loved hatchback is set to blow a whole host of performance-driven vehicles right out of the water with the F1-inspired goods under its hood.
The hot hatch segment has been highly competitive for some time with the Ford Focus ST, Hyundai i30N, Honda Civic Type R and of course the VW Golf GTI. It seems almost every year an automaker comes along with a surprise package and now the Renault Megane RS is a worthy addition to the list. In fact, reports suggest that the Megane RS will attempt to reclaim its position as the world’s fastest front-drive production car around the Nurburgring in Germany.
Geared for performance and designed to take one’s breath away, the new Renault Megane RS has made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show. With an all-new 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, this beast of a car generates an awe inspiring 205kW and 390Nm. But power and torque are not the only things that the new Megane RS has to show-off, because thanks to a host of innovative features (including 4CONTROL which we’ll explain more about below) the 2018 Megane RS provides even better agility and improved dynamics driver appeal.
The Renault Megane has been called one of the most French cars ever designed, and for good reason as it stylish, sexy, fun and possibly one of the most loved cars to come out of the Renault stable. Officially launched in 1995, and now in it’s forth generation, we’ve decided to take you on a trip down memory lane and take a look at this iconic car through the years.
Let’s not beat around the bush. The Renault Megane GT Turbo is a bred-in-the-bone, dyed-in-the-wool, honest-to-goodness modern day monster. Do not be fooled by its wholesome curves and innocent good looks. When the day is done and the moon is full, the Megane GT Turbo sheds its sheep’s clothing (whether hatch or coupé) and races the streets of the urban jungle.
From its first release all those years ago, the Renault Megane has become an iconic symbol of the brand. Over the years it has evolved to become one of the best selling, most recognised cars on the the roads. Combine the brilliance of the Megane with the knowledge and experience of Renault Sport (Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars are two divisions within Renault that deal specifically with motorsports and performance models, and are collectively known as Renault Sport.) and the end product is pure performance pleasure, also known as the Megane RS.