If you’ve always wanted to own a hot hatch, yet don’t want to be tied down by a long-term hire purchase or bear the costs of maintaining it, there’s now a new option for you.

TC Euro Cars, the sole franchise holder of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, has added the Renault Megane R.S. 280 Cup to the Renault Subscription line-up. 

Customers can choose between two different plans – the Fixed Plan or the Switch Plan, where both the six-speed manual transmission and the six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic variants will be available. 

The Fixed Plan is a more structured plan, and is offered in periods of one, two and three years. The monthly fee for the manual variant starts at RM3,999 per month on a three-year tenure, while the automatic variant is priced at RM4,299 per month for the same plan. 

The monthly fees are inclusive of road tax, insurance and scheduled regular maintenance, but does carry an annual mileage cap of 20,000 km. Customers who frequently travel long-distance might want to opt for the 10,000 km extra annual mileage add-on at RM400 per month. 

As for the Switch Plan, customers will be offered a Renault Captur as their daily driver, but gain access to the Renault Koleos or Megane R.S. 280 Cup for a period of two months with the Base Switch Plan, or four months with a Prime Switch Plan, within the period of their subscription. 

The Switch Plans are only available in one-year tenures, but customers have the flexibility to cancel their subscription at any time with no cancellation penalties.

Priced at RM1,999 per month for the Base and RM2,199 for the Prime Switch Plan, the fees are inclusive of road tax, insurance, regular maintenance, and wear and tear coverage for the Captur. The Switch Plans do not come with any annual mileage caps either.

The Megane R.S. 280 Cup is powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine that pushes out 280 hp and 390 Nm of torque. Renault claims that the Megane R.S. 280 Cup can do the century sprint in 5.8 seconds, onward to a top speed of 250 km/h.

Offered with the Cup chassis as standard, the Megane R.S.’ dampers are 10% stiffer than the standard variant. A Torsen mechanical limited-slip differential also comes as standard on the Cup chassis, which should aid cornering performance. 


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