Renault Sport Planning New Models, Most Likely Below the Megane
Nissan proved not only that a subcompact crossover like the Juke will sell well, but that they could market a hot version with 200 hp just as easily. As a result of the Juke Nismo and Clio RS now sharing an engine, many people wondered if Renault Sport could be planning crossovers as well.
Renault Sport motorsport division manager Francois Champod told CarAdvice that the company plans to expand its lineup of cars. The interview he gave suggest a decision is nowhere near being made at the moment.
Laguna and Scenic RS models have been considered, but the Megane seems to be the top limit in terms of affordable performance, and we have to agree with this assessment. “For now our top of the range is Megane RS; we’re happy with that," Champod said.
The likely contenders are the Captur crossover and the two new city cars which will be developed with Daimler's smart division. But since those new rear-engined, rear-wheel drive models are nowhere near finished and use unfamiliar tech, we'd give the Captur RS a 50% chance of production.