The new fourth generation Renault Clio is too different than the car it replaces, so it really cannot rely on its good reputation in the British market to sell. This new car is by no means understated and cool. And those are the words you could mention about the previous Clios. This one is brash and really rather vulgar. But then maybe that’s what today’s market wants.
Looks aside, the Clio IV is a great hatchback. It comes in four trim levels of Expression, Expression+, Dynamique MediaNav and Dynamique S MediaNav, with a GT line to be added later in 2013, catering to every need. It is priced between £10,595 to £16,095 and can be has as a five- or three-door car.
Standard equipment on the base model include driver/passenger/side and curtain airbags, Bass Reflex speaker system, electric front windows and door mirrors, Bluetooth radio with USB port and jack socket, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and ETC (Electronic Traction Control), folding front passenger seat, Hill Start Assist, keyless entry and ignition, 7” touchscreen MediaNav infotainment system with integrated navigation.
Options you can choose, or get as standard with higher trim levels, include panoramic fixed glass sunroof, rear parking camera, R-Link system including apps, and many visual personalization elements.
The engine lineup for the new Clio includes two hot – well, hot in terms of fuel economy not performance – new engines; 0.9 TCe 90 and 1.5 dCi 90.
Picelist (engines, trims, etc…)
|Expression||1.2 16V 75||127||51.4||£10,595|
|Expression+||1.2 16V 75||127||51.4||£11,995|
|TCe 90 Stop&Start||105||62.8||£12,995|
|dCi 90 Stop&Start||93||83.1||£14,095|
|TCe 90 ECO||99||65.7||£13,245|
|dCi 90 ECO||83||88.3||£14,345|
|Dynamique MediaNav||1.2 16V 75||127||51.4||£12,995|
|TCe 90 Stop & Start||105||62.8||£13,995|
|dCi 90 Stop&Start||93||83.1||£15,095|
|TCe 90 Stop & Start ECO||99||65.7||£14,245|
|dCi 90 Stop&Start ECO||83||88.3||£15,345|
|Dynamique S MediaNav||TCe 90 Stop & Start||105||62.8||£14,995|
|dCi 90 Stop&Start||93||83.1||£16,095|