The interior layout, fit and finish
There’s red stitching and RS badging on the seats and steering wheel, a set of aluminium pedals and some dubious rubberised trim around the door armrests that’s supposed to look like carbon fibre. Trophy models add Alcantara suede trim to the wheel and seats.
The driving position is fundamentally sound, with pedals that line up neatly with the seat and steering wheel. The pedals themselves are thoughtfully laid out, and even the standard seats grip you reasonably well around the shoulders during vigorous driving.
You might think the regular Megane RS's front seats are angled too aggressively, but the optional Recaros (standard on Trophy) solve that, and are 20mm lower. They look great and hold you in place superbly while also proving surprisingly comfortable. Over-the-shoulder visibility isn’t great due to the Megane’s hefty rear pillars, but you do get front and rear parking sensors along with a rear-view camera to help offset that.