NOT ENOUGH GALLIC GARLIC?
ROY TAN Â If the new Megane RS [pictured below] is the same price as the Golf GTI, the VW is still the winner [Torque website story: Renault Megane RS is a Gallic hot hatch with extra garlic].
When it comes to this type of hot hatch, one factor is the availability of aftermarket performance parts, which are related to resale and maintenance. A friend told me that Renaults have overcomplicated builds, so to change something, more work needs to be done.
In short, if the Megane RS is $10k cheaper than the VW hot hatch, it’ll still be the GTI for me, or possibly the Hyundai i30 N. Torque The Hyundai i30 N, Korea’s killer of a rival to the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Renault Megane RS, is reviewed on pg 64.