Since first hitting the streets in 1991, the Renault Clio has proved popular with first time buyers and young families alike. With its confident attitude, advanced technology and efficient performance, the latest iteration of this stylish supermini is bolder than ever, tackling town, country and open road with equal aplomb.
Featuring Renault’s latest design cues, such as the C-shaped lighting signature and attractive grille, the new Clio is distinctive and purposeful. Its streamlined profile incorporates clever touches such as the hidden rear door handles, which reduce drag and make for a sleek appearance, and the coupé-style roofline, which gives a sense of speed and fluidity. Redesigned alloy wheels and an impressive selection of paint colours finish off the look, guaranteeing you’ll turn heads when out for a drive.
Personalisation is a key characteristic of the French brand’s models, and the Clio is no different. A range of colour accents and quality fabrics enable you to customise the cabin to suit your tastes, while fine finishes and contoured seating give a relaxed yet premium feel. Get behind the wheel and you’ll notice how everything is laid out to best advantage, with controls and switches within easy reach.
The flexible seating enables you to choose the perfect combination of passenger and luggage space for every journey. A 60:40 split rear bench ensures bulky items are easily transported, while with all seats in place there’s plenty of room for front and rear passengers to sit back and relax.
City motoring requires nippy performance and manoeuvrability, and the new Renault Clio more than delivers on both counts. Able to achieve 0-62mph in only 9.3 seconds (1.2-litre TCe) , it has no problem keeping up with the traffic, while fuel economy of 85.6mpg (1.5-litre dCi 90) ensures fewer trips to the pumps. The optional ECO pack improves efficiency and cuts emissions even further by adding longer gear ratios, low rolling-resistance tyres and a lighter tailgate.
Whichever engine you choose, you’ll benefit from the Clio’s light steering and strong grip, which optimise its performance around town.
An array of features makes the new Clio both safe and convenient on every journey. USB and Bluetooth connectivity are fitted as standard to all models, while the R&Go feature enables you to control the multimedia functions from your smartphone. Selected models offer MediaNav to take you from A to B without hassle, as well as hands free parking, which is ideal for getting in and out of those tight city spaces.
Peace of mind comes in the form of stability control, anti-lock brakes, Emergency Brake Assist and airbags as standard. Meanwhile, hill start assist prevents rolling when you’re starting on an incline, and options such as a reversing camera and automatic lights add extra assurance.
For more information on the new Renault Clio, contact us at Mackie Motors in Brechin and Arbroath today.