Incorporating fine French engineering, the new Renault Megane GT 1.6 Turbo is one of the top favourites of automobile enthusiasts. Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, is showcasing the new Renault Megane GT 1.6 Turbo.
Renault has long been renowned for making compact hatchbacks that are capable of genre-bending performance. The firm’s highlight has to be the Clio V6, which as the name suggests had a V6 behind the seats that belted out 255hp. This car catapulted the French car manufacturer to fame, and Renault has been making radical performance hatchbacks ever since.
Of the multitude of variants of hatchbacks the company sells, the Megane is the most popular. It has spawned variants of distinct performance levels to cater to a wide range of motoring enthusiasts. The car we are talking about this time, the Renault Megane GT 1.6 Turbo, has been specifically designed keeping driver satisfaction in mind.
The show-stealer of the list of features in the Megane GT is the new turbocharged 1.6-litre inline-four petrol engine. Rated at 205hp and 280Nm, this fiery little motor can propel the French hatchback past the ton in 7.1 seconds, topping out at 230kph.
One of the main reasons why Renault hatchbacks are celebrated in motoring circles is the formula the firm has achieved leading to its success: you don’t need power if you have a lightweight car. The 2019 Renault Megane GT 1.6 Turbo boasts of a low kerb weight of 1,392kg, making it extremely agile and responsive to steering inputs.
The hatchback profile of the car leads to wheels being pushed far out to the corners of the body. This makes for a wide track and a stable chassis that won’t feel greasy during sharp steering manoeuvres. In fact, in a regional-first instance for Renault, the firm is offering four-wheel steering with the Megane GT. Paired with the aptly set up suspension, the little GT really is a thrill around tight corners.
With the brand’s signature look, C-shaped DRLs, and 18-inch rims, the Renault Megane GT 1.6 Turbo with an enhanced, sportier take on the firm’s design language. The cabin is comfortable with seats that can be wrapped in either fabric or Alcantara.
Renault, it seemed, had lost the way with the previous-generation Megane, which looked uninspiring, to say the least. With the new Megane however, the French manufacturer is back in the game, stronger than before. Will the little French GT be able to dominate long-established stalwarts like the Golf GTI and Subaru WRX STI at their own game?
You could find out if the car has got what it takes to beat its rivals, but you would have to hurry, for this superbly engineered car is available in limited numbers only. Visit your nearest Arabian Automobiles Renault showroom to get your hands on one of these.