Introducing the Renault Clio
The Renault Clio has been a mainstay in the UK for quite some time now. With its distinctive charm and affordable running costs, it's easy to see why this particular hatchback is held in such high regard by the thousands of motorists who have owned them.
Entering its next generation, the Renault Clio receives a wide range of upgrades over the outgoing model, including the latest technological innovations and a fresh, modern look.
We're confident the Clio will retain its accolade as the best-selling French car ever. After all, it has all the hallmarks of the Renault's previous hits; compact dimensions, fun driving dynamics and a stylish and distinctive exterior.
Design and Practicality
This new generation of Clio is brought in line with sister models from across the range with the new family face making it more distinctive than ever before. The expressive central air scoop on the enhanced front bumper surrounds a larger front grille and LED headlights which are standard across the range.
Retaining the old Clio's sleek profile was a deliberate decision, made simply because it found so much favour with customers of the previous generation car. Sport touches on the side of the car include hidden rear door handles and chrome window surrounds.
In terms of practicality, the boot capacity is one of the biggest of any supermini on the market, with a tremendous 391 litres of space available on petrol versions - more than enough for a pushchair (or two!).
Interior and Technology
New standards are being set in the small hatchback segment by the Clio, particularly in the area of technology. Available for the first time on a car of this size is the option of a portrait 9.3-inch EASY LINK central touchscreen infotainment system that controls the multimedia, navigation and MULTI-SENSE functions.
Completing the tech upgrades in the 'Smart Cockpit' is the 10-inch TFT instrument cluster that is fully configurable to the driver's tastes, and allows navigation instructions to be directly in front of you for maximum convenience.
Around the rest of the cabin there's a genuine premium feeling, emphasised by the satin finish metal trim, soft touch plastics and enveloping seats. All these features ensure the Clio is more refined and comfortable than ever before.
Economy and Performance
Petrol and diesel versions of the Clio are available, and the new TCe 100 petrol engine generates 100 bhp, which is plenty enough to make the Clio feel spritely and fun.
Moving up the range you'll find the TCe 130, which is seen in plenty of other popular Renault models and gives you a bit of extra shove on the motorway. A 1.5-litre diesel is also available, and will return over 70 mpg on a long distance run.
Safety has always been a strong point of the Clio, and the new generation is no different, with the inclusion of lane departure warning and active emergency braking, plus traffic sign recognition and cruise control, seeing it achieve a five-star EuroNCAP safety rating.
Key features include:
- Full LED headlamps
- Cruise control and speed limiter
- DAB radio
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with lane departure warning, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking and traffic sign recognition
- Electric front windows
- Unique Flex 16-inch wheels
- Body coloured door handles and mirrors
- Driver’s seat height adjustment
- 2-inch multimedia screen features Bluetooth, DAB and a USB connection
Key features in addition to Play:
- 7-inch EASY LINK multimedia screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mirroring, plus satellite navigation
- Hands Free Key Card access
- Leather steering wheel
- Rear parking sensors
- 16-inch diamond cut alloys
- LED front fog lamps
- Dark tinted rear windows
Key features in addition to Iconic:
- 7-inch TFT instrument cluster and 9.3-inch EASY LINK screen
- Electric rear windows
- Climate control
- Automatic control of the wipers and headlamps (including high beam)
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Shark fin antenna
- Light grey interior treatment
Key features in addition to S Edition:
- Styling cues from Renault’s high-performance Renault Sport models
- Bespoke R.S. Line exterior and interior treatment
- 17-inch alloys
- Multi Sense driver modes
- A rear-view camera and front parking sensors
Test Drive the Renault Clio
The Clio is a good-looking compact car that's fun to drive and extremely safe. The inclusion of upmarket technology and a premium quality interior make sure this is not just the best Clio ever, but truly one of the best cars in the segment. See below for individual trim level specifications.
If you want to book a test drive, then please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw Renault retailer today.