We test-drive the classy new Renault Clio

By admin
11 October 2013

The Renault Clio is well-priced and definitely a strong contender if you in the market for a compact but classy hatchback.

Model: Renault Clio Turbo Expression

The new Renault Clio is just gorgeous! It’s definitely the sexiest car in its segment where it competes against the VW Polo and Ford Fiesta.

Wherever you go with it, it will turn heads! What’s more is that it has a great three-cylinder turbo engine thats light on petrol.

And the Clio isn’t only a pretty face, as it offers good value for money too. It’s well equipped and boasts a satellite navigation system and an interactive communication system that manages the audio, Bluetooth and so on. Other standard features include air-conditioning, all-round electric windows, electric side mirrors and power steering.

The interior finish is good too and the cabin is comfortable with decent space for a car of this size.

The Clio’s turbocharged 0,9-litre engine delivers almost similar performance than a conventional old-school 1,4-litre unit. Around town there is adequate power and it is truly at home in traffic. On the open road you need to rev the Clio’s tiny engine, however, it doesn’t feel as if it is struggling. Overall the Clio is well-priced and definitely a strong contender if you in the market for a compact but classy hatchback. Furthermore the Clio is backed up by a three-year/45 000km service plan and five-year/150 000km warranty. Factbox

  • PRICE R174 900
  • ENGINE 898 cc
  • POWER: 66 kw @ 5 250 r/min
  • TORQUE: 135 Nm @ 2 500 r/min
  • FUEL CONSUMPTION: 4,5 l/100 km

- Wilmer Müller

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