Current Renault Megane RS to be offered until late 2016 image

The current version of the Renault Megane RS will continue to be offered until the end of 2016.

Despite the fourth generation of the popular things aren’t looking that good for the range-topping version, the Megane RS. According to a recent report, the model in question will be offered for sale until the end of 2016. Despite being sold for more than a year from now, there will be a gap between it and its successor.

The replacement of the popular French compact hot hatch will be taking the shape of a five-door, as Renault believes that it is important for it to remain practical. This is the same logic as the one applied to the smaller Clio RS. The upcoming Megane RS will be made to look sporty as a compromise for not being offered in a 3-door body style. Rumor has it that the vehicle will be making use of a turbocharged petrol burner which is believed to be good for 300 HP (224 kW), while the current one is offering 275 HP (202 kW).

Power will still be sent to the front-wheel drive through a 6-speed manual or an optional EDC transmission. The current version of the Renault Megane RS is the 275 Trophy which has been introduced last year. This is taking on the Leon Cupra 280 and it managed to reclaim its crown on the Ring after “beating” the Seat model by four seconds, for a time of 7:54.36.

Via Motoring