The interior follows the same in-your-face theme as the exterior: the vehicle we tested was fitted with the optional Recaro seats (the fabric finish version) and came with an array of flashy features, using yellow for the seatbelts, steering wheel stitching and rev counter background.
Even though this feels nothing like a standard Megane, we have to remember that this was the starting point. This means that we get an interior that offers proper ergonomics and, despite the fact that we are talking about a car with a reasonable price, doesn’t come with materials borrowed from the 80s’.
So, what has Renault Sport done for the cabin? Well, if anything it has improved it. For a hot hatch (and this is an important addition), the Megane RS offers a nice interior. There are a few touches that are as discreet as a belly dancer, such as the yellow seatbelts, but most of the elements are pleasing.
The interior space is enough to accommodate four passengers regardless of the trip’s length. However, the rear area has the same issue as the luggage compartments of various cars: it’s large enough, but rather difficult to access. Actually, it’s not the access that’s a problem, but rather the feeling you get when riding in the back - you may start to develop claustrophobia as the rear windows are the size of a palm.
We can’t go through this chapter without telling you just how uncomfortable the optional Recaro seats are. The access is difficult, but once you get in, everything seems alright. Yes, it only seems fine, as , after one or two hours spend together, you’ll start to feel discomfort, especially in the upper back area.
Apart from that, you can easily find a driving position that allows you to feel the car when going sideways and maybe even to sit a little less tight when traveling through the city. We also have to talk about the instrument panel: just like in the standard Megane, this is leaned backward, a solution that is as practical as a set of 7-inch high heels. However, we did like the fact that the speedometer is no longer digital, as the analogue one bring a more “racy” feel. Continue reading