*With the wind behind it. Official top speed now stands at 198mph – which is still very fast
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The Top Gear car review:Renault Megane
For:Newfound styling sophistication, practical cabin, classy to drive
Against:Keen drivers will prefer a Focus
What is it?
The all-new, fourth-generation Renault Megane. And what a classy looking thing it is, too. Based on the same platform as the larger Espace and Talisman – big cars we don’t get in the UK – it benefits from all of their tech and much of their style. It’s certainly a great leap on from the current car.
There’ll only be five-door hatch and estate versions, with the coupes and cabrios of old dropped, as their target buyers have all moved to crossovers (such as the Renault Kadjar).