The Megane R.S. 265 and Megane GT 220 were officially launched in Japan on 15 June. The setting was the fabled Asamayama Hill Climb, with both the press and motorsports fans looking on.
One of the top ten sellers of the Renault Sport range, Renault Japan pulled out all the stops by calling on the services of multiple Japanese rally champion Fumio Nutahara to drive the Megane R.S. 265 and showcase all its qualities.