All-new Renault Clio pricing announcedNovember 21, 2020
Renault has announced the prices, specifications and engine range of the new Clio. The newest car starts at £ 15,895 and a new hybrid powertrain complements the Ford Fiesta’s list of competitors.
The fifth generation Renault Clio hatchback received an “electric boost” thanks to the launch of a hybrid power plant. The E-Tech model sits at the top of the line in terms of power and efficiency. Prices for the Clio line as a whole start at £ 15,895.
The Renault Clio line offers four trim levels – Play, Iconic, S and RS Edition, Line. Entry-level Play models come standard with 16-inch steel wheels, LED headlights, air conditioning, cruise control, DAB radio, and electric front windows. The standard set of systems includes lane departure warning, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking and road sign recognition. Buyers also get six airbags and a speed limiter.
Iconic models start at £ 16,895 and feature 16-inch alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, keyless entry and rear parking sensors. There’s also an optional chrome trim, a leather steering wheel and a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.
The Clio S Edition starts at £ 18,595. It is based on the Iconic specification with larger 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, automatic wipers, front parking sensors and a rearview camera. Interior technologies are also enhanced with a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a 9.3-inch infotainment system and an improved stereo system.
The Renault Clio RS Line starts at £ 19,095 and features a more aggressive front bumper, gray spoiler, chrome tailpipe tip and a unique set of 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside are a pair of RS sports seats, a perforated leather steering wheel, red dash trim and aluminum pedals. The RS Line offers several additional options such as a large digital instrument cluster, heated leather seats and wireless smartphone charging.
The base for the Clio is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine that develops 71 hp. and 95 Nm of torque and is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. Above is the Renault TCe 100, a turbo version of the same 1.0-liter unit with 99 hp. and 160 Nm. The top is the 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbo engine Renault TCe 130 with 124 hp. and 240 Nm of torque. The only diesel option was the turbocharged 1.5-liter dCi 85 four-cylinder with 84 hp. and 220 Nm with a 6-speed manual transmission. At the top of the hatchback lineup is the Clio E-Tech Hybrid, with a 1.6-liter 138bhp petrol engine, two electric motors and a 1.2kW battery pack.
The latest Renault Clio is designed from the ground up. It is slightly shorter than the replacement vehicle – 4,050 mm. Its width is 1,798 mm and the wheelbase is 2,583 mm. The new car is significantly lighter than the previous version, which Renault says is the result of a move to a completely new CMF-B chassis architecture. “We had so many opportunities to develop the Mk5 Clio,” Renault chief designer Laurence Van den Acker told Auto Express.
“It would be a shame to throw it away. Therefore, we focused on keeping what was good and changing what needed to be changed. Exterior design is evolution, but interior is where we can make the most progress, so it’s a revolution. This is the beginning of our revolution in interior design. “
The appearance is a mature development of the fourth generation. Renault’s distinctive face remains, albeit with full LED headlights that come standard across the range. The rear door handles are still integrated into the C-pillars, and a sharper crease has appeared on the hatchback side panel.
The Clio’s interior feels sportier and more spacious. It is based on a new slightly curved infotainment system angled towards the driver. Newcomer Renault is also moving to a digital instrument cluster with a 7- or 10-inch display. The larger version is capable of displaying navigation information between virtual watch faces. The Clio development team retained the conventional rotary controls for air conditioning and heating at the bottom of the center instrument panel.
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