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Renault CLIO HATCHBACK 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr

Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
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Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr
Renault CLIO 1.0 TCe 100 RS Line 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph11.8 secs
  • Top Speed116 mph
  • C0299 g/km
  • BHP100
  • Torque118 lbs/f
  • P11D23%

Review

This fifth generation Clio supermini offers the kind of complete package that could return this model line to its old position as one of Europe's favourites. Tougher segment competition has forced Renault to up its game, particularly in terms of cabin technology, fit and finish. There's greater practicality, extra safety and media technology and a sharper look. Plenty to like then.

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The fifth generation Renault Clio aims to return its maker to credibility in the supermini sector. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

The Renault Clio. It's the definitive expression of this French brand's vast experience in the supermini class, building on the company's reputation for building compact cars that are characterful, fun to drive and technically accomplished - qualities that go back all the way to the famous Renault 4 and 5 models of old. Here's the latest, much improved fifth generation version. The last couple of decades have been characterised by a lack of investment from Renault in their key models as the company pursued an electrically-powered motoring future the market still isn't quite ready for. That changed with the development of this car. The marque knew it had to get this Clio right. Perhaps it has.

Driving Experience

This MK5 Clio is the first Renault-Nissan Alliance model to use the conglomerate's latest sophisticated CMF-B platform. Predictably, the engine line-up will focus on petrol power, with a base Sce 75 unit that most will ignore in favour of the little Tce 100 0.9-litre turbo unit. Next up is the same Tce 130 powerplant used in Renault's Kadjar SUV (the Tce 130 variant only offered with EDC auto transmission). The brand also wants to continue to offer its long-running 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine - in Blue dCi 85 form. That's in a break with current trends that have seen rivals in this sector dropping diesel. The brand won't follow the rival Peugeot 208 in offering a full-electric version: Renault has its ZOE EV model to meet that brief. However, the company does sell a self-charging hybrid version of this model, powered by an electrified 140hp petrol engine two electric motors. This Clio will be the first Renault to use this new 'E-Tech' hybrid technology and by 2022, this petrol/electric variant will be one of 12 electrified models in the brand's range. This Clio has also been engineered for autonomous driving technology. We're promised more camera-driven assistance systems than have been seen in this segment to date.

Design and Build

Stylist Laurens van den Acker wanted this MK5 model Clio to be more expressive, while keeping the previous version's sleek profile. The body has been lowered by up to 30mm and big 17-inch wheels give top versions a more dynamic look. At the front, the bonnet incorporates ribs for a sculpted effect. The grille is bigger and the front bumper is more pronounced with a very expressive central air scoop. Full-LED headlights are now standard and the rear lights feature a more distinctive C-Shape signature. In terms of size, this fifth generation Clio is 14mm shorter than before, yet manages to be more spacious inside. The cabin is of much higher quality than before, with high-end materials and a soft coating on the dashboard, the door panels and the central console surround. The instruments are more driver-focused and there's the largest centre-dash infotainment screen in the segment, with two sizes available - 9.3-inches or (with navigation) 10-inches. There's another screen in the instrument binnacle, measuring between 7 and 10-inches depending on spec, replacing conventional dials. Plus an electric parking brake has been added. The seats on this Clio are much better than what you'd usually find in this segment in terms of comfort and support. They offer a longer seat base and a more enveloping shape. There's a useful gain in boot size, too; this Clio gets a variable-height floor so you can prioritise a low load lip or capacity, but the space on offer ranges from 330-litres up to as much as 391-litres.

Market and Model

Prices start from just under £15,500 and range up to just over £22,000, which is par for the course in the supermini segment. There are four trim levels - 'Play', 'Iconic', 'S Edition' and 'R.S. Line'. Standard kit includes what Renault calls its 'Smart Cockpit', a key component of which is the standard 9.3-inch multimedia screen, the biggest ever on a Renault model. This vertical and subtly curved tablet visually enlarges the dashboard and lends the cabin a more contemporary feel. Turned towards the driver, this screen, with its EASY LINK connected system, comprises all the multimedia, navigation and infotainment features as well as the car's MULTI-SENSE driving settings. Pay extra for GPS navigation and you get a 10-inch centre screen. All Clios also get a digital instrument binnacle and full-LED headlights. This car gets several new body colours this time round, including Valencia Orange and Celadon Blue. The Valencia Orange shade offers unprecedented depth and radiance thanks to a specific coloured varnish treatment making its first appearance in the automotive industry. In all, this Clio is available in 10 body colours and with three exterior customisation packs (in red, orange and black).

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the WLTP figures. Renault still thinks there's a place for diesel in the supermini segment and the 1.5-litre dCi 85 unit certainly still has its supporters, given its impressive frugality. You can expect 67.2mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 reading of 109g/km. For the Tce 100 petrol unit, the figures are 54.3mpg and 119g/km, while the Tce 130 EDC auto manages 49.6mpg and 130g/km. The dCi 85 diesel and the Tce 100 are both rated at insurance group 10. The Clio Hybrid manages 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 98g/km of CO2, plus there's an 'EV' option that gives limited all-electric driving range. You can plan ahead for maintenance costs by opting at point of purchase for a pre-paid servicing plan covering you for either three years and 30,000 miles, or four years and 40,000 miles. The four year '4+' warranty deal looks good too, given that most rivals restrict you to three year cover. This package also includes roadside assistance for the duration, though bear in mind that the final two years of the policy will be invalidated in the unlikely event that your Clio covers more than 100,000 miles. Depreciation levels will be very similar to those of other mainstream-brand superminis in this segment.

Summary

There's nothing wrong with any car company that good cars won't fix. Well this MK5 model Clio looks to be a good car, with a more appealing look and feel than most of its supermini contemporaries. The cabin's much nicer than the supermini norm, with a level of technology that will surprise and interest many small car buyers. As for engines, well go for the light and agile TCe petrol variants and there's plenty of fun and character. Opt for the dCi diesel and you get a more mature and sensible performer: choose to suit. No small car is perfect of course - and this one isn't. You might feel a Volkswagen Polo is more solid or a Ford Fiesta a little sharper to drive. You might be right, but as a very accomplished all-rounder, this Clio continues to merit a significant place on any serious supermini buyer's shortlist.

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Driver Convenience
7" TFT colour instrumental display
Rear parking sensors
Cruise control + speed limiter
E-call
Easy link 9.3" screen with nav, 4x20W amp, DAB double tuner, 2xUSB, 1xJack/Bluetooth, and smartphone integration plus - Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Eco mode
Gear change indicator
Lane departure warning system
Lane keep assist
Over speed prevention
Traffic sign recognition
Trip computer
Variable assistance electric PAS
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Automatic headlights + automatic windscreen wipers
Black headlamp surrounds
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpers
Body coloured rear spoiler
Chrome window surround
Drivers one touch window with anti-pinch feature
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Exterior rear hidden door handles
Extra tinted glass on rear windows + tailgate
Full C-shape LED front and rear signature lighting
Full LED front and rear headlamps intergrating daytime running lights at the front and rear
Gun Metal insert on lower side doors with Clio embossing
LED front fog lights
Rear fog lights
Rear wiper
RS Line badging
RS Line exterior styling
RS Line side marker chrome
RS Line sports front bumper
RS Line sports lower grill
RS Line sports rear bumper sport with chrome oval exhaust pipe
Variable speed on front windscreen wipers
Packs
Parking Pack - Clio
Exterior chrome pack - Clio
Wheels
Tyre inflation kit
17" RS diamond cut alloy wheels
Entertainment
Sound auditorium
Interior Features
12V Accessory socket
3 rear height adjustable headrests
6.2L front glovebox
60/40 split rear seats
Air recirculation control
Auto climate control
Dark roof lining and aluminimum pedal set
Driver's seat height adjustment
Front cupholders
Front decor strip in red
Front door storage bin
Height adjustable front headrests
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Isofix system on outer rear seats
Multi function steering wheel
Pollen filter
RS branded top grain leather steering wheel
RS Line cloth upholstery with striped and red contrast stitching
RS Line Interior trim including airvent stripe and gearshifter in red
System for Restraint and Protection SRP-front seats
Safety
3 point seatbelts on all rear seats
ABS+EBD+Brake assist
Automatic emergency braking system
Curtain airbags
Distance warning alert
Driver and passenger front and side airbag deactivation
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
Front side airbags(head+thorax)
Height adjustable driver's seatbelt
Hill start assist
Seatbelt warning
Tyre pressure warning
Security
Automatic door locking
Central door locking
Child lock control of rear doors and windows
Deadlocking system
Hands free key card with push button, start and stop function
Locking fuel filler cap
RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device) with automatic door locking
Remote central locking
Thatcham Cat 2 engine immobiliser
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 99
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 120
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 120
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 120
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 999
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 72.2
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 81.3
Engine Code RJABE2MT5TA06
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO INJECTION
Gears 5 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 54.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb 54.3
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 100
Coin Description TCe 100
Coin Series RS Line
Generation Mark 5
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 10E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 89
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 72
NCAP Safety Assist % 75
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 5
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.8
Engine Power - BHP 100
Engine Power - KW 74
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 118
Engine Torque - MKG 16.3
Engine Torque - NM 160
Engine Torque - RPM 2750
Top Speed 116
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style RS
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1440
Length 4047
Wheelbase 2583
Width 1728
Width (including mirrors) 1988
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 42
Gross Vehicle Weight 1603
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1146
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 300
Max. Loading Weight 425
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 900
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 580
Minimum Kerbweight 1178
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.4

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Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
10" TFT Driver information display £250.00
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £560.00
Renault ID paint £660.00
Packs
Storage pack - Clio £200.00
Techno Pack with parking sensors - Clio RS Line £500.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Diamond black £560.00
Metallic - Mercury £560.00
Metallic - Titanium grey £560.00
Metallic - Urban grey £560.00
Renault ID - Blue celadon £660.00
Renault ID - Flame red £660.00
Renault ID - Iron blue £660.00
Renault ID - Orange valencia £660.00
Solid - Glacier white FOC
Trim
RS line cloth upholstery - Black/red striped with red contrast stitching FOC
Wheels
Spare wheel £200.00
* option prices shown are estimated