Like a Mégane 225, only cheaper
27 November 2006

Mégane 225 a little bit too fast, but the ordinary Mégane too, well, ordinary? Renault reckons it's got just the thing for you: the Mégane GT.

This lukewarm hatch offers a mix of slightly sexed-up looks and moderate performance tweaks.

The GT comes with a choice of two suitably middle-of-the-road engines - a 163bhp 2.0T petrol that gives 0-62mph in 8.3sec and a 148bhp 2.0 dCi, which gives 0-62mph in 8.7sec.

To go with the pace, you get stiffer springs and a 10mm lower ride height, which Renault says provides a decent blend of comfort and agility. They're not lying, wither - read our first drive here.

In the cabin, you get bucket seats, a leather-covered wheel and aluminium highlights. On the outside, the GT comes with 17-inch wheels, spoilers and skirts and a chrome radiator grille. Our favourite bit, however, is the chrome surround to the two centre-exit exhausts at the rear.

The Mégane GT is on sale now for delivery next year.

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