Entry-level Renault Megane launched
The Extreme model costs £900 less than Expression trim, but still comes with air-conditioning, a CD player, stability control, front, side and curtain airbags and electric front windows as standard.
However, it goes without a 60/40 slpit rear seat, a front centre armrest or electric door mirrors.
There's a limited choice of engines, too, with only a 99bhp 1.6-litre petrol or an 85bhp 1.5-litre diesel available.
Prices are £13,250 and £14,950 respectively, making the Megane at least £915 cheaper than the entry-level Ford Focus or VW Golf five-door models.
Extreme models are available to order from May, with deliveries expected to start in June.