UK Drive: Renault’s new Megane R.S. brings added agility to the hot-hatch segment


What is it? The arrival of any new performance Renault is an exciting thing, but here’s a new car from the French manufacturer to really get the pulses of petrolheads racing – the Megane R.S. A reimagined version of an iconic hot-hatch, this latest R.S. packs a new turbocharged engine as well as a range of mechanical touches designed to make it as exciting to drive as possible. It has some capable rivals to go up against though, which is why we’ve headed out to our favourite routes to see what this new Megane R.S. can really do.


Twin Test: Renault Megane R.S. V Honda Civic Type R


What are they? There are few things which summarise fun, exciting motoring quite like a hot hatch. Here in the UK they’re lapped up, simply because they transform even the dreariest of commutes into something a little special. We’ve got a newcomer to the segment with us today – the latest version of Renault’s Megane R.S – and it’s going up against one of the big hitters of the hot hatch world – the British-built Honda Civic Type R.