Renault has the top spot in the hotly contested supermini segment in its sights for the new Renault Clio, which launched in Ireland last night.
The French car manufacturer reckons it has capitalised on the car’s ‘hallmark strengths and everyday versatility’ to attract a new generation of buyers.
Designed by the team behind Renault’s DeZir concept car, the new Clio promises ‘simplicity, warmth and sensuality’.
It will reach Ireland in January, in a five-door model only, with both petrol and diesel engines.
Prices for the new Renault Clio will start from €14,990 for the entry level Expression trim 1.2-litre 75bhp engine.
The spec on this model will include Bluetooth and USB port, as well as Hill Start Assist, cruise
control and speed limiter, as standard.
Meanwhile, the sportier feeling Dynamique trim offers a 7” touchscreen MediaNav navigation system with email access when stationary, air conditioning, and a leather steering wheel.
The new highly efficient Energy TCe 90 petrol engine will also be available in the new Clio.
And Renault claims its Energy dCi 90hp diesel model with Stop&Start technology is the most economical in its class, with the lowest CO2 emissions of just 83g/km.
Marketing Director at Renault Ireland, Julien Lelorrain said: ‘New Clio allies a head turning design, comes with economical engines, highest level of safety with 5 stars Euro NCAP and yet at a very affordable price.
‘New Clio is the perfect car for those looking for a beautiful yet affordable car’.
We at ATL were big fans of the current model so we’re looking forward to putting the all new Renault Clio through its paces.