Renault has taken an ëif it ainít brokeí attitude to the revised Clio, with only serious fans likely to notice the differences. A new front grille alters the face of the car modestly, while at the back the bumper has been reprofiled, too. Full-LED headlights and rear light clusters come as standard on this top-of-the-range edition, and the Iron Blue paintwork is a new addition to the repertoire. Inside, the materials used have been given an uplift, including a fresh design for the steering wheel, alterations to the air vents and new infotainment options, including this uprated R-Link TomTom navigation system with seven-inch touchscreen and reversing camera. But the biggest enhancement is this new, more powerful 109bhp 1.5-litre dCi engine developing 192lb ft. It is offered alongside the 89bhp edition of the same engine, and delivers plenty of extra punch. But despite the extra performance, the new unit is rated at 80.7mpg for the combined economy cycle, with CO2 emissions of just 90g/km.
You can read the full report on this Renault Clio in the January 2017 issue of Diesel Car. Order a back issue by clicking here and choosing a single issue.
Good fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. Looks smart and stylish. Well equipped. Perky engine. Fun to drive with agile steering. Accomplished ride comfort.Plenty of storage for oddments.
Too much road noise. Notchy gearbox. Over the shoulder vision poor. Tight rear headroom. Keycard too thick for a wallet.