Renault confirms Trophy-R for Australia (updated); reveals 2020 Captur

ONE colour; pearl white with red highlights. And a 1-in-20 chance to own one. Renault Australia has today confirmed that customers will be able to order the 2020 Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R from 9am this Monday, 8 July 2019.

But you’ll have to pre-register first. If you don’t you’ll have to wait until 12pm for your chance to put down a deposit, Toyota Supra style, on the 224kW hot hatch weapon, that just happens to be the highest performance production model Renault has ever built.

We’ll give you the tip though, if you don’t pre-register, you probably aren’t going to get one. The 2020 Trophy-R is expected to follow in the footsteps of Toyota’s high performance coupe, and sell out quicker than you can blink.

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The Trophy-R runs the same 1.8-litre power plant as the new Megane R.S. Trophy, but features additional major changes to enhance performance, including a 130kg weight reduction, radically redesigned suspension and improved aerodynamics.

Separately, Renault has also confirmed Australia will receive 100 examples of the new 2020 Renault Megane R.S. Trophy, due to land here in late 2019, and one single example of the 2020 Megane R.S. Trophy-R Record.

The ‘Record’ edition is a copy of the same car that smashed the front-wheel drive production car record at the Nurburgring. On top of the already insane specs of the R.S. Trophy-R it adds additional features.

These include 390mm carbon-ceramic front brakes and carbon wheels, manufactured right here in Australia. The single example of the Record version will be publicly auctioned by Renault Australia in early 2020.

Price wise, the Megane R.S. Trophy will start at $52,990 (manual) and $55,990 (automatic). The Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R will be priced at $74,990, making it one of the most affordable Megane R.S Trophy-R in the world. Prices are plus on-roads.

Due to launch in Australia in mid-2020, the Captur is completely reinventing itself; new design, new interior with smart cockpit, new quality standards, new equipment, new technologies and new driving aids.

As a pioneer of the urban SUV market, the Captur has sold 1.2 million units since its launch in 2013. It rapidly became the best seller in its segment, both in France and in Europe.

And now it’s set for a complete overhaul, with the new Captur forming part of Renault’s Drive the Future plan. As such, it will be electric-powered, with the Captur the first model to benefit from the E-TECH plug-in hybrid engine.

It will also offer the Easy Link multimedia system and, along with the next generation Clio, will provide driving aids capable of autonomous driving, which will be fitted as standard.

Set to be built in China, the new 2020 Renault Captur will be sold across the globe.

2020 Renault Captur
2020 Renault Captur
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