Renault was expected to have a tough time in 2003 with what was viewed as an ageing model line-up. The company's new Megane is changing that view, as it becomes the biggest-selling car in Europe, finally usurping Volkswagen's Golf. Despite a slow start, Renault's new Megane is finally having the kind of impact expected of it, as the French firm's lower-medium offering became Europe's biggest-selling car in the first half of 2003, overtaking Volkswagen's evergreen Golf, and Peugeot's 206 supermini.