The Renault Clio makes hearts beat faster with its sensual curves, expressive front end and sporty, muscular shoulders. The signature Renault badge in the centre of the grille is like a mark of distinction. The epitome of desire in every detail. The Renault Clio offers the best of both worlds with the look of a coupe yet with all the practicality of a 5 door. The ever popular Renault Clio has been a favourite of supermini car buyers since 1990, the new fourth generation Renault Clio has a lot to live up to and we are sure you won't be disappointed. The sleek, curvaceous styling was the first from Renault designer Laurens Van Den Acker and is the standard-bearer in the corporate look for Renault cars. Wider, longer and lower, but around 100Kg lighter than its predecessor, this 5 door hatchback almost has the look of 3 door coupe thanks to the concealment of the rear door handles, flush-fitted into the back edge of the window surround. Renault have gone to town with personalisation features available on the Clio with a whole host of options and additions, inside and out.
You might think with the popularity of the Renault Clio over the years, you're unlikely to make much of an impression with the Clio, Renault have managed to keep the Clio fresh and exciting with a plethora of customizable options, so you can drive a car that is as unique as you. Choose exactly the car you want, by selecting your own roof stickers, door mirror housings, grille trim strip, rear bumper and side protections. Treat yourself with one of the four 'Exterior Look' packs, enhancing your Clio with glossy black and the features below:4 different finishes for exterior trim strips: Chrome, Black, Red or Ivory, 2 exterior roof stickers: 'Dots' and 'Sport', Black, Ivory, Red, Blue or Grey 17" diamond-cut Desire Alloy wheels. The Clio, brings a new 898cc 3 cylinder petrol producing 90HP. This is matched with a sole 1.5-litre 90HP diesel engine, both equipped with a 5 speed manual gearbox. These engines are available in Expression+ trim upwards and for an additional charge you can add the ECO version which is activated by a button on the dashboard which reduces emission levels and improves fuel economy. The ride and handling are impressive and well engineered. It is composed and nicely balanced with enough steering wheel feel to satisfy all driving styles. There are four trim levels of; Expression, Expression+, Dynamique MediaNav and Dynamique S MediaNav.
The interior can also be personalised greatly too and options are available to adapt the Dynamique S with from the dashboard, the door panels to the upholstery. The steering wheel, armrest handles, gear lever base and air vent surrounds are also available in several colours on both Dynamique and Dynamique S versions (depending on gearbox). Once behind the wheel the seats are luxuriously soft and allow you to sit in them, rather on than on them, there is plenty of room for both front and rear passengers. The Clio has got bigger and bigger with each incarnation, and now at just of over 4m (13ft) long, brings with it a boot space that matches the best in class with a roomy 300dm3, which is increased when the rear seats are folded down.
The R-Link multimedia system is available in Dynamique MediaNav and above and is based around a fully integrated tablet with a seven-inch colour touchscreen mounted in the centre of the dash, that enables voice recognition, email access when stationary, a photo and video viewer, software to help with eco driving and TomTom with live traffic service. Many useful apps can be added and one that is particularly unique is the R-Sound Effect app that lets the driver modify the engine sound inside the car through the audio speakers and in line with the car speed and acceleration, can change volume and other parameters easily adjustable using the touchscreen display. The Bass Reflex unit incorporated into the front door speakers can deliver the listening power of a 30-litre home speaker enclosure, making this a world first for the motor industry, the audio system comes complete with fingertip steering wheel controls, Bluetooth and USB port. Technology is not just reversed for the top trim levels, even this base model is comprehensively equipped with daytime running lights, key card entry and push-button start, height and reach adjustable steering, height adjustable driver's seat, cruise control and speed limiter, electric front windows and adjustable door mirrors.
The Renault Clio comes with a large number of passive and active safety features and was awarded a 5 star Euro NCAP award for safety, creating a safe drive for all. Features such as Electronic Stability Control helps you keep control if a temporary loss if grip occurs helping you drive with peace of mind. Cruise control with a speed limiter, Emergency Brake Assist, applying maximum braking power, reducing stopping distances and assisting stopping more quickly are all on board. Hill Start Assist, aides in pulling away on a hill without the worry of rolling backwards when trying to accelerate quickly.