Published on April 22nd, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Renault Megane R.S. Previewed: RM280K-RM300K
The latest Renault Megane R.S. will soon be coming to Malaysia through its official distributor, TC Euro Cars.
At an event earlier today, the vehicle was previewed in its 6-speed manual guise. Bookings are open for this particular model, which retails for RM279,888.
For the first time, the Megane R.S. will also be offered with an automatic gearbox. This 6-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) transmission will be introduced in Malaysia later. An estimated price tag of RM299,888 has been quoted.
Regardless of transmission, the new Megane R.S. is a very powerful, high capable hatchback. Its 1.8-litre 4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine puts out an impressive 280PS and 390Nm of torque. All-wheel drive makes sure that power gets sent to the tarmac effectively.
But the Megane’s real party trick is its 4CONTROL all-wheel steering system. At low speeds, the rear wheels turn up to 2.7 degrees in the opposite direction of the front wheels for a tighter turning circle.
In Race mode, this can happen at speeds of up to 100km/h, allowing for tighter high-speed cornering. In other drive modes, this only happens below speeds of 60km/h. After that, they turn up to 1 degree in the same direction as the front wheels, virtually extending the wheelbase and giving it better high-speed stability.
Renault have also fitted hydraulic compression stops to all four shock absorbers. These are rally-inspired pieces of technology that put a shock absorber within the shock absorber and dissipate energy without transferring it to the wheel. This ensures the Megane R.S. has optimum road contact at all times.
Interested? Here’s What you Should Note:
Early Bird Promotion:
First 10 customers to book before June 2019 win all-expense paid trip to France, including a money-cannot-buy experience to the Renault Sport facility in Dieppe, France.
Get up Close with the Car:
East Atrium, Mid Valley Megamall on 24 – 28 April 2019.
How to Book a Test Drive:
all-expense paid trip to France, including a money-cannot-buy experience to the Renault Sport facility in Dieppe, France.
The All-new MEGANE R.S., the fourth-generation of Renault’s iconic hot hatch that has been eagerly awaited by sports driving enthusiasts, will soon be arriving in Malaysia. Aiming to become – like its predecessors – a benchmark in the C-segment hot hatch market, the All-new MEGANE R.S. comes fully packed with Renault Sport expertise and passion.
Driven by its powerful design and focused on performance, All-new Renault MEGANE R.S. makes no attempt to hide the French automaker’s motorsport pedigree, offering outstanding driving pleasure on the road and on the track.
Equipped with Renault’s 4CONTROL four-wheel steering system, a global first for the segment, the All-new MEGANE R.S. now delivers even more outstanding agility through tight turns and impressive cornering stability at higher speeds
The All-new Renault MEGANE R.S. has also been made more powerful by a new turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection. The four-cylinder 1.8-litre (1,798cc) unit combines maximum power of 280PS at 6,000rpm with peak torque of 390Nm, a figure that puts it amongst the very best in its class.
Slated for launch later this year, the All-new Renault MEGANE R.S. is available for booking in the Cup chassis at the following prices. The All-new Renault MEGANE R.S. in Cup chassis with Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission prices are estimated at this time.
All prices of vehicles stated are on-the-road inclusive of SST, without insurance. There will be an additional RM1,000 for Pearl White and RM8,000 for Orange Tonic and Liquid Yellow.
Test drives will be available at Renault’s Petaling Jaya showroom from August onwards (manual transmission only). Those interested in a test drive are able to make a request in advance via renault.com.my to avoid any disappointment.
The All-new Renault MEGANE R.S. comes with a three-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first) and is supported by all 18 authorised Renault Service Centres in Peninsular Malaysia for customers’ convenience.
The first 10 customers to book the All-new Renault MEGANE R.S. before 31May 2019 will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to France, including a money-cannot-buy experience to the Renault Sport facility in Dieppe, France.
The All-new MEGANE R.S. will be available for public preview at East Atrium, Mid Valley Megamall on 24 – 28 April 2019.
For more information about the All-new MEGANE R.S. or Renault in Malaysia, please visit www.renault.com.my or www.facebook.com/RenaultMalaysia.