They say that history repeats itself and the Megane Coupe (we totally disagree with this designation but this is how the carmaker calls the three-door hatch) is a perfect example of this. You see, Machiavellianism took over France in the 16th century and now the people from the Hexagon have done it again, sacrificing the styling cues in order to make the car look original.
For example, the profile of the “Coupe” version is really special, but there are other details, such as the taillights, which have ended up looking rather odd just for the sake of having an original design. But enough about the regular Megane, we are talking about the RS-badged version here.
To put it simply, the Megane RS looks like a toy. Renault was eager to show everybody that this is a the compact car that could. The car has received a lot of plastic, as it now has beefier wheel arches that use this material. The same goes for the side skirts, which come with an interesting design.
The front bumper has a design that, even though it reminds us of that used by a Renault F1 car, is a little bit more down-to-earth and includes a set of daytime running lights that use LED technology.
Moving to the rear, we find a (faux) single massive exhaust, which is supposed to deliver the final blow to the ones you overtake. The vehicle we tested was dressed in a Jaune Sport color, which, together with its two-tone optional rims, make it stand out even more.
Of course, this is the kind of hate it or love it design, so opinions will be split. There’s a part of us that likes the new-age styling which seems to come straight from manga comics, while the rest of us despises the flamboyance of the thing. Continue reading
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
Let me put it this way: this is a car built exclusively for the Facebook generation. No, not for the people who use Facebook, but for those individuals who live on social networking websites. It’s a Megane that quickly grabbed a set of plastic body accessories and a set of rims that are way too flashy, in order to show its “friends” just how many “likes” it can receive.
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