- Renault claims four-wheel steering is a first in hot hatch class
- Megane RS will also offer Sport and Cup chassis settings
- Car unveiled at Frankfurt Show in September and on sale next Spring
New Megane RS hot hatch will have four-wheel steering
One of the most eagerly awaited hot hatches will be revealed later this year, and it will have some innovative technology to try and take it to the top of its class
The four-wheel steering system is called 4Control and we expect it to operate in a similar way to the system already used in the GT versions of the latest Megane. It works by using actuators on the rear axle to slightly turn the rear wheels; and, according to the company, this makes the car both more agile and more stable.
At the same time as making this announcement, Renault has also confirmed that buyers of the RS will have the choice of two chassis settings. The Sport chassis is aimed at more everyday use, with a more comfortable ride, whereas the Cup chassis is more extreme and designed to give better performance around a track.
The company has also previously announced that the car will also come with a choice of two transmissions: either a manual gearbox or a semi-automatic dual-clutch gearbox, similar to the one used in the Clio RS.
All we have seen so far are pictures of a disguised car, but it’s already clear that the Megane will be rather more restrained than, say, the extravagantly winged and -spoilered Civic Type R.
Likewise, Renault has said nothing about how much the car will cost, but the company has said that it will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, before going on sale in Spring 2018.