As Hot-Hatches go, it's very hard to go past one that is this pretty and great to drive every day of the week. The Renault Megane R.S. Trophy takes the fight right up to its competitors with clever tech right out of Formula 1.
I’m very partial to a small, well-appointed hatchback. The class-leaders give back to their drivers with luxury and appointment aplenty.
Within a couple of hours I was out of a Nissan Leaf and into the Hyundai IONIQ Premium. Back to back from one all-electric 5 door hatch-back into another. The perfect comparative environment. My initial thinking was that these two EVs would be on the whole pretty much the same. They are both EVs, yes – however, the similarities for better and worse end there.
I’ve always loved the 5-door hatch-back. Back in my youth, the Honda Civic was a favourite. My own car today is a Volkswagen Golf. A great combination of useable space, thrifty economics in terms of running costs, and occasionally a great drive when the moment and environment is right. As a result I was very much looking forward to my first proper experience in an all-electric car that was also a 5-door hatch. And so my week with the Nissan Leaf began.