Your move, Renault
As a life-long Renault fan I wanted the new Focus RS to be less than perfect. All power, no finesse – that kind of thing. However, your recent group test ( 220) demonstrated that it clearly is not. In fact it appears to be an excellent example of what you are calling a ‘super-hatch’.
But what will Renault deliver that will be competitive in the super-hatch era, and therefore what will I replace my current Mégane 265 Cup with?
The Alpine Vision [pictured above] initially perked me up, but then my enthusiasm was dashed by a ridiculous £50k price tag. The Focus RS base price is a fiver less than £30k: perfect value and mega speed.
Can someone in France please give me a glimmer of hope and tell me that there is a plan for Renaultsport? I fear a similar demise to the one that saw Peugeot fall from hot hatch grace in the late ’80s.
Vive la France, please.