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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.

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