If you are not a keen driver but appreciate good features and a good look, the GT version of the Clio is the car for you. It is not as sporty as the Clio RS, but way nicer than the base models. The mid-range GT-Line 120 EDC is the most appealing version of the Clio, priced at £17,395.
Visually, the Clio GT comes with exclusive front and rear bumpers and specific rear lip spoiler and side sills, anthracite door mirrors and rear diffuser, twin chrome exhaust tailpipes and GT badging, LED daytimers, and 17-inch wheels. There is also exclusive color to distinguish it further, including this Malta Blue you see here.
The highlights of the interior include GT leather steering wheel with badging, Renaultsport seats with additional side support, aluminium-capped pedals, unique paddle shifters, as well as anthracite trimming.
The engine powering this car is the new turbocharged, direct-injection 1.2-litre petrol with 120 hp and 190 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission. The performance is not brilliant – zero to 60 takes 9,9 seconds – but it does return 54.3 mpg on the combined cycle and emissions of only 120g/km CO2.
The Clio GT inherits two of the RS features, including the Sport Chassis as standard, with 40% stiffer dampers and specific stops, and the RS driving modes of Normal and Sport. Pushing the Sport button alters the engine and gearbox mapping, ESC settings, steering feeling and throttle pedal response.