Appealing to a wider audience. VAG and Ford have done it for years, you can't blame Renault for trying, it's a hard job selling cars these days.
I like it though, should be as easy to live with as the Megane - possibly more so due to the extra doors, but should still be a sharp steer and it certainly won't hang about.
On another note, for those taking numbers, the DIG-T 1.6 Nissan Jukes are already getting tuned to around 230 bhp - so I bet these will be about the same.
They do look nice but if I was choosing a standard supermini then it would be a DS.
my 225 weny bye byes ages ago im in a 182 at the minute!
and nope im going to be running an oyster grey .9 cc turbo new clio
19k! My 172 cup was less than 11 new! With the fezza st coming in at 16k and thats get a nicer gear box i know where id go.
And cars have gone up in price a lot since the 172 was new. I paid 12.5k for a Fiesta ST in 2008, and that was a good deal at the time. List price was 15k if I recall correctly.
It looks alright and the gearbox was always going to divide opinion but, it's now a turbo so there will be plenty of opportunity to tinker with it!
Saw one in the dealers last week when Bumblebee was in for a service, looks to be well put together and I think it will be a huge success for Renault. Would like to test drive the RS when its released to see how the gearbox performs as I believe the next generation Megane will also go down the same route.
Being an old school Hot Hatch addict I'm just struggling to come to terms with the two extra doors!
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