It appears that there will soon be a new addition to the local Renault lineup – reader Amirul Shaidi has sent in photos of the latest Renault Megane IV undergoing on-road testing in Malaysia.

As with the Clio, the larger C-segment hatchback is dressed in GT form, identifiable by the more aggressive front and rear bumper designs, a rear diffuser with dual chrome exhaust exits, gunmetal 17-inch alloy wheels and darker exterior highlights, including the door mirror caps. Sports seats, blue highlights and a unique steering wheel rim are to be expected inside.

There’s no indication of what will power the Malaysian-spec Megane, but the GT is available in other markets with a choice of two petrol mills. There’s the 1.2 litre Energy TCe turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the Clio GT, but it’s been boosted to 130 PS and 205 Nm of torque.

But the more powerful of the two is a 1.6 litre version that kicks out 205 PS and 280 Nm, which puts it firmly in the Volkswagen Golf GTI’s sights. Both engines are mated to a seven-speed dry Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) transmission.


GALLERY: Renault Megane IV GT