Renault Australia has reversed path, including a Cup Chassis technique to the lower-spec Megane RS280.
The corporate first of all deliberate to order the Cup Chassis for top-spec ‘Trophy’ fashions however, in line with Andrew Moore, managing director of Renault Australia, public reaction to that call impressed a swift backflip.
“Following the international launch of the all-new Megane RS we received strong feedback from media, customers and dealers that they would like to have the option of a Cup chassis on the entry model Megane RS280,” he mentioned.
“We have listened to this comments and long past again to the manufacturing unit to introduce a Cup chassis choice at the time of release.
“Renault Sport and specifically the Megane RS has a powerful historical past in Australia. In reality Australia was once the 3rd best promoting nation in the international for the earlier era Megane RS in the back of France and Germany.
“We’re thrilled that the factory have supported us in responding to our customers and making this option available to our customers.”
The Cup Chassis Pack will best be introduced on handbook vehicles, costing $1490. It comprises 10 according to cent stiffer dampers, a Torsen limited-slip differential and an aluminium/solid iron brake bundle with pink Brembo calipers.
When it arrives in Q3 2018, the Megane RS280 will retail for round $45,000 in handbook guise, and round $47,500 with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Cup Chassis received’t be to be had till This fall 2018, when the harder-core vehicles get started rolling out of Renault Sport’s manufacturing unit in Dieppe, France.
It makes 205kW and 390Nm from a 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo engine in base trim, leaping to 224kW in the top-spec Trophy – set to reach early in 2019, with pricing nonetheless to be decided.
Regardless of trim, consumers gets a virtual device binnacle, an eight.7-inch central touchscreen and Apple CarPlay, along side Alcantara-trimmed bucket seats.
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