The Clio is the iconic and fun supermini from Renault. Now on the fourth edition, it still has plenty of appeal thanks to dramatic styling, efficient engines and a quality interior.
The Renault Clio makes an instant impact thanks to its striking design. Take your pick from four different specification levels starting with the Expression and moving up to the top of the range GT Line Nav. The Expression features body coloured door handles and bumpers, LED daytime running lights and electrically adjustable heated door mirrors. A rear spoiler and tinted windows complete the Clio's standard sporty look. Further up the range you'll benefit from front fog lights, 17" alloy wheels and body coloured rear parking sensors.
On the inside, front electric windows, cruise control, speed limiter, Renault's Bass Reflex sound system and keycard entry all come as standard. The Clio boasts a unique dashboard design too, with Dynamique MediaNav trims and above boasting a 7-inch touch screen multimedia system for access to satellite navigation and multimedia functions. Other features of this trim level include automatic headlights and wipers, a multi-function leather steering wheel and air conditioning.
You can also tailor your Clio with several personalisation packs. Whether that's changing the colour of the steering wheel insert, door panel strips and air vent surrounds inside, or on the front grille strips, boot lid strip and side door outside - there's plenty of options to suit different styles.
Under the bonnet there's the option of several engines, from the 1.2 litre petrol delivering 75 bhp to the 1.5 litre diesel offering 88bhp. The pick of the bunch is the 1.5 dCi 90 eco diesel engine, which offers over 88 mpg combined but with just 84 g/km of CO2 emissions thanks to its stop/start technology.
Every Renault Clio features five doors, meaning that it's practical as well as stylish. Easy access and generous interior space provides ample room for up to five adults. Boot space on the Clio stands at 300 litres, giving it an edge over the class leaders with plenty of room to suit the whole family. With the 60:40 split fold seats down, this extends to a maximum 1146 litres for when you need to transport that extra load.
As with all Renault's, the Clio has been designed with safety in mind. The Clio is 5-Star Euro NCAP rated with features such as advanced traction control in low grip conditions, stability control and anti-lock brakes coming as standard.
Overall, the Clio is a safe yet stylish supermini that's great to drive. With high equipment levels across the range and class-leading practicality, the Clio is sure to impress.