Your move, Re­nault

Evo - - DRIVEN - An­drew Tsierke­zou

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.

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