Renault Clio Review

30 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Renault Clio Review

David McCowen

2013 Clio

2013 Renault Dynamique

The most important of the Renault Clio is not how it drives, but how it

But it#8217;s tough to form a opinion of its appearance as you may never see the car twice.

Fashion-conscious city car can fine-tune their car#8217;s by customising#160;a new series of options to their cars both and out. And looks count for a lot in the city car segment.

Gloss plastic trim on the wheel, air vents and doors can be had in a of colours, and the colour of the cloth can be changed to compliment its duco. The can benefit from a splash of on the wheels, grille, boot and as well as vinyl treatments can bring a new look.

The result is a car character in spades, at least on the The colour schemes can make the car a well coordinated catwalk or bring red wheels and trim pay tribute to the gaudily decorated 911 GT3 RS.

But its appeal is more than deep, as the Clio feels capable on the road and has the potential to best-selling city cars a run for money.

It#8217;s not quite a on the road, though there are elements to its driving character.

The engine is a turbocharged, three-cylinder, unit that pushes and 135 Nm to the front wheels through a speed manual gearbox.

The engine has an element of three-cylinder without being as intrusive as units in the Volkswagen Up and Suzuki

It uses stop-start and energy systems to consume just of fuel, and is impressively smooth on the

But the little motor lacks and struggles on inclines, meaning will spend plenty of changing gears.

The three-cylinder is available in the $16,790 Authentique and the $17,790 Expression that satellite navigation and the opportunity to the car.

Premium models are powered by a four-cylinder engine that 88kW and 190Nm through a dual clutch automatic

The larger unit uses of fuel and is more relaxed on the and not as fussed by inclines compared to its sister.

That engine is in Expression and Dynamique trim for and $23,290 respectively.

Customers can an extra $990 on top of the Dyanmique to Renault#8217;s R-Link system brings a suite of electronic to the car including an electronic sound that pumps engine through the car#8217;s four

The fun part is the source of engine doesn#8217;t have to come under the bonnet of your – there are options from tuned V6 motors to a bike and unstressed vintage

It was a hit with my co-driver and I for a full minutes before we reverted to the iPod function for the rest of our

Renault#8217;s dual-clutch auto is and efficient on the road, though it bite when trying to a quick getaway.

The Clio feels composed a spirited drive, with but lifeless steering, fair control and a ride only by the harshest of bumps.

Other elements included uncomfortably plastic on the steering wheel and that were limited in and adjustment.

But on the whole, the Clio is a little car worthy of consideration for who want something different their next hatch.

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