First previewed back in November last year, the fourth-generation Renault Megane now appears to be on sale in Malaysia, priced at RM228,000 on-the-road without insurance. Seen here at TC Euro Cars’ PJ showroom is a non-RS model – the Megane GT wearing an Iron Blue finish.

Under the bonnet is a 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine offering 205 PS at 6,000 rpm and 280 Nm from 2,400 rpm. The Energy TCe 205 mill is paired with a seven-speed wet Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission, and will get the GT from zero to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. The top speed is 230 km/h.

While the GT may not be a full-on RS model, the company’s performance division did lay a hand in the development of its chassis and suspension. The car’s Multi-Sense system also offers five driving modes, with the Eco mode being replaced with an R.S. Drive mode.

Other driving-related bits include 4Control four-wheel steering and Multi Change Down, the latter allowing for rapid downshifting on the EDC transmission as well as launch control. The GT rides on gunmetal 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 profile tyres.

For the GT to stand out from a regular Megane IV, there are more aggressive bumpers front and rear, a rear diffuser with dual chrome exhaust exits, darker exterior accents and some GT and Renault Sport badging.

On the inside, you’ll find more GT badges to go along with the black/blue upholstery, satin-finish chrome accents, leather-wrapped steering wheel and aluminium paddle shifters. Also fitted are R.S. front sport seats with integrated headrests and dedicated door sills.

In terms of equipment, the car comes with Pure Vision full LED auto headlamps, LED tail lights, signature LED daytime running lights and automatic wipers. For infotainment, there’s a seven-inch R-Link 2 system, which works with an eight-speaker Arkamys 3D sound system.

Other items include dual-zone climate control, a seven-inch instrument panel display, aluminium pedals and reverse camera. Safety-wise, the GT comes with ESC, traction control, ABS, EBD, EBA and hill start assist as standard. Also present are six airbags (dual front, side and curtain) and four rear parking sensors.

The price tag mentioned at the start also includes a three-year/100,000 km warranty. Should you want to tag on some accessories, four tinting options are available from Raytech and V-Kool, priced from RM1,049 to RM4,436 (inclusive of GST), plus there’s also a trunk tray for RM200.