The Renault Clio is one of the best-selling models of the French company. The fourth and current generation was presented in 2012 and underwent a restyling ten years later. Now, the sixth generation has already been revealed as a much more technologically advanced model.
The Clio has become one of the fundamental pillars of the current range of Renault models. It was originally introduced on the market in 1990 as a generational replacement for the Renault 5 and, since then, has been able to captivate a youth and adult audience throughout its four generations already on the market. It has also resulted in some very special versions, such as the Renault Clio Williams of the first generation and the Renault Clio V6 of the second.
A characteristic image, French style
Inspired by the Renault DeZir Concept, the 2017 Renault Clio retained the characteristic design cues of this prototype but added a bit more style through a subtle restyling that allowed it to face the second stage of its life cycle. The new Renault Clio opted for clean shapes, with a large front lightbox and smaller rear lights with horizontal shapes.
Differentiating design traits for the always eye-catching B-segment of utility vehicles where the rear door handles integrated into the window frame, the shoulder-mounted rearview mirrors, the huge moldings on the lower part of the body, or the logo of Large Renault in the center of the grid, something that all the brand’s vehicles have been adopting, such as the Renault Mégane.
Available in a five-door body and a family version ( Renault Clio Sport Tourer ), the measurements of the Renault Clio are as follows: 4,062 mm in length, 1,731 mm in width and 1,448 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,589 mm. For its part, the family version is 205 mm longer, 1 mm wider, and 27 mm higher. As for the trunk, the 5-door Clio has a volumetric capacity of 300 liters and the Clio Sport Tourer has 445 liters.
A fitted and striking interior
As for the interior of the French utility, we find flat surfaces and a minimalist design that brings together all the controls through a touch screen of up to 7 inches, a control for the climate control, and a multifunction steering wheel that allows you to manage the on-board computer and the media system. The instrument cluster combines an analog rev counter and a digital speedometer in the center. The Renault Clio 2018 is also committed to customization with bright colors and varied upholstery.
The Renault Clio is currently available in five different engines. In the gasoline units section we find the TCe 75 engine, a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine with 75 HP of power, followed by a 0.9 TCe turbo three-cylinder block with 90 HP of power. There is also a version powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) based on the TCe 90 engine.
In the diesel engine section, the 1.5 dCi engine is available with two power levels: 75 and 90 hp. In terms of transmissions, all engines are associated with five-speed manual gearboxes, while the dCi 90 engine is available with both a five-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed dual-clutch EDC automatic transmission.
There is also a sports version of the Renault Clio that is the RS, which is equipped with a powerful 1.6-liter turbo engine with 220 hp and 280 Nm of torque. This version is exclusively associated with a six-speed dual-clutch EDC automatic transmission that channels power to the front end. It goes from zero to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 235 km/h.
Finishes and equipment
The 2018 Renault Clio is available in three different trim levels. The access version to the range is the Clio Life, with notable elements such as the hill start assistant, the opening and starting card, the emergency braking assistance system, and the LED daytime running lights.
One step higher we find the Renault Clio Limited, which stands out for incorporating 16-inch CELSIUS alloy wheels, MediaNAV Evolution system with a 7-inch touch screen, leather steering wheel, Smartphone Replication, and air conditioning. Finally, the Clio Zen integrates full LED headlights, rain and light sensors, a rear parking sensor, a hands-free opening, and starting card, and automatic climate control.
Renault Clio 2023 Price
These are the prices of the Renault Clio :
- Life TCe 75: 9,864 eurosRenault Clio Limited TCe 75: 11,284 euros
- Limited TCe 90: 11,786 euros
- Limited TCe 90 LPG: 12,514 euros
- Limited dCi 75: 12,805 euros
- Limited dCi 90: 13,205 euros
- Zen TCe 90: 12,405 euros
- Zen dCi 90: 13,824 euros
- Zen dCi 90 EDC: 14,916 euros
Renault Clio Sport Tourer
- Sport Tourer Life TCe 75: 10,519 euros
- Sport Tourer Limited TCe 75: 11,798 euros
- Sport Tourer Limited TCe 90: 12,302 euros
- Sport Tourer Limited dCi 75: 13,326 euros
- Sport Tourer Limited dCi 90: 13,728 euros
- Sport Tourer Zen TCe 90: 12,887 euros
- Sport Tourer Zen dCi 90: 14,312 euros
- Sport Tourer Zen dCi 90 EDC: 15,409 euros
Renault Clio second hand
The second-hand Renault Clio is available on the second-hand vehicle market for around 3,500 euros regardless of the year of registration or the mileage. In the case of the Renault Clio km 0, you can get new units for a price that starts from about 10,000 euros. To know your opinion about the Renault Clio, do not miss our tests.
Renault Clio 2023
One of the main novelties in this sixth generation is the premiere of the CMF-B platform, prepared to integrate hybrid engines, one of its main novelties together with the great technological endowment that it boasts.
Not only does it launch a new platform, but it also adapts its subcompact forms to the current design language that the brand launched in 2015 together with the Renault Talisman and that, little by little, other models such as the Renault Koleos or the Mégane has been adopting. This design language bets on characteristic headlights united in the center by the grille and the brand logo. The light cluster also integrates a new light signature with near-vertical daytime running lights that extend across the bumper.
The rear is also new, where, unlike its older brother the Mégane, the optical group does not join in the center of the tailgate. However, it has a ‘C’ shape that accompanies a bulging bumper where the license plate is integrated and a diffuser with an exhaust outlet and chrome details. The side view retains many attributes of its predecessor, such as over-the-shoulder rear-view mirrors or frame-integrated rear door handles.
Its measurements are now 4,048 mm long, 1,798 mm wide, and 1,440 mm high, that is, 14 mm shorter, 67 mm wider, and 8 mm lower than the fourth generation. The trunk is also larger, reaching a volumetric capacity of 391 liters. At the moment, only the five-door version of the new Clio 2023 has been presented, which will offer 11 exterior colors and wheels in different designs with measurements of up to 17 inches.
As for the interior of the Renault Clio 2023, we find novelties in the steering wheel, smaller, thicker, and with backlit buttons, a shorter gear lever located in a higher position, and an electric parking brake. The instrument panel can be made up of a 7 or 10-inch screen, while the multimedia system goes up to 9.3 inches and offers compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
From its market launch, the 2023 Renault Clio will be available with gasoline engines such as the 1.0-liter SCe naturally aspirated three-cylinder with two power levels: 65 and 75 hp, both associated with five-speed manual gearboxes. A step above is the three-cylinder 1.0 TCe turbo engine that delivers 100 hp of power that can also be associated with a five-speed manual transmission or an optional X-Tronic CVT automatic transmission. Later, a variant of LPG based on this engine will be added to the range.
The most powerful version of the petrol options will be a 1.3 TCe four-cylinder with an output of 130 hp, which will be exclusively associated with the seven-speed dual-clutch EDC automatic transmission. The family of diesel engines will feature a 1.5 Blue dCi block with two variants, one with 85 and the other with 115 hp.
However, the main novelty of the Clio 2023 in terms of engines is found in the new hybrid drive called E-Tech. This new generation engine combines a 1.6-liter petrol block with two electric drives and a 1.2 kWh battery. This new hybrid mechanics, of which the power and consumption figures have not yet been made public, will enter the range of the new Clio in 2020.
Equipment and finishes
At the moment all the details regarding equipment and finishes are not public. Available trim levels are believed to include the RS Line, Intent, and Initiale Paris, although others such as Life or Zen could be added. Among the most outstanding equipment that the new Renault Clio will display, we find elements such as a complete package of safety and driving assistance systems, a 360-degree vision camera, active emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian detection, and the driving system. on the highway and in traffic jams with level 2 autonomous driving technology, a system that combines adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function and active lane-keeping assistant.
The figures remain a mystery, but in France the prices of the Renault Clio 2023 have already been announced and will start from 14,600 euros in the access version to the range, reaching 26,100 in the most complete version.