With the introduction of the 225 Cup, the Mégane Renaultsport came into line with the Clio Renaultsport.
The Cup became the entry version with less equipment but with the Cup chassis as standard.
A better-equipped version – the 225 – offered a wider choice of equipment, options and colours.
The 225 Cup took the Cup chassis that had been launched on the limited-edition 225 Trophy.
Compared to the 225, the Cup lost metallic paint, 6xCD changer, Hands Free Renault Card, tyre pressure monitor, leather trim from the door panels and carpet mats.
On the standard 225, the Cup chassis became an option.