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RENAULT CLIO HATCHBACK

1.0 TCe 90 RS Line 5dr [6 Speed]

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Renault's Clio has always been one of Britain's favourite small French cars. In fifth generation form, it deserves its sales success, thinks June Neary

Will It Suit Me?

If ever a car was aimed at women, it has to be the Renault Clio. The advertising of course has been legendary. Unless you've been living in a cave for the last couple of decades, you can't have avoided Nicole & Co, the 'Size Matters' campaign, billboard ads suggesting that we've all "lost our 'va va voom'" and, a few years back, the 'Britain vs France' ads. I won't air my personal views on whether size matters, but I have to agree that this little car has had a massive impact on the shape of the supermini market - past and present. The most recent fifth generation Clio I'm looking at here certainly has a 'big car' feel - courtesy, say Renault, of a long wheelbase, which has released generous interior room. It's also got sharper looks and improved refinement. First impressions then, were good.

Practicalities

This improved Clio is a stylistic step forward from its predecessor, but it's still recognisable as a Clio. 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. Overall, this Clio looks hunkered down and purposeful. What would Nicole and Papa have made of all this? I found the interior to be an even bigger step onwards from the old iteration four of the Clio that I well remember. That car ushered in a bigger, more spacious cabin and the fifth generation model has built on that with massively improved perceived quality. 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.

Behind the Wheel

This Renault's still got a bit of 'Va va voom' to it. Such were my impressions of the Energy TCe 100 petrol variant which will probably be the big seller. The first three-cylinder powerplant ever produced by Renault, this three-cylinder, turbocharged 899cc unit comes with Stop&Start and is designed to deliver the performance of a normally-aspirated 1.4-litre unit. An ultra low-inertia turbo whistles into action from low engine speeds, developing 100PS and decent pulling power at low revs. There's also an Energy TCe 130 TCe unit which can only be mated to six-speed EDC transmission (Efficient Dual Clutch). This four-cylinder 1.2-litre engine gets direct fuel injection and turbocharging, contributing to a peak power of 130PS and a healthy 190Nm of torque from 1,750rpm. Diesel buyers get a Blue dCi 85 1.5-litre engine. There's also a base SCe 75 petrol variant.

Value For Money

Pricing is par for the course in the supermini segment against rivals like Ford's Fiesta, Peugeot's 208 and Vauxhall's Corsa. Expect to pay somewhere in the £15,000 to £20,000 bracket for most models. 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. 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.

Could I Live With One?

Why not? Maybe the va va vroom thing works after all..

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Top Speed
Top Speed112mph

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Standard Equipment

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    99
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    999
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    72.2
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    81.3
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    90
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Tce 90
  • Coin Series
    RS Line
  • Generation Mark
    5
  • 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)
    7.6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    90
  • Engine Power - KW
    66
  • Top Speed
    112

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
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4050
  • Wheelbase
    2583
  • Width
    1728
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1988

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    42
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1146
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    300
  • Max. Roof Load
    Not Available
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.4
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Customer Reviews

   
Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

"Highly recommended! Tom was extremely helpful through the entire process, giving clear guidance and taking me through all options and Michelle was on hand to answer any other queries I had. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Car was delivered on time despite my need for a very quick turnaround!"

"2 weeks ago"

Scott Wall

Scott Wall

"As a business associate of Silverstone Fleet Management my colleague Shaun and I enjoy working with all the team. We always find Tom, Scott and their colleagues very positive to work with, they are communicative, professional and always take pride in all they do. They actively value their customers and their personable approach is a huge enabler for this. I would highly recommend Silverstone Fleet Management as a business to work with for guaranteed great service all round."

"3 weeks ago"

Olivia Creemer

Olivia Creemer

"Brilliant! Superb service from both Tom and Michelle at Silverstone - both were incredibly helpful and efficient, always responding to emails and phone calls and so friendly and easy to talk to. Tom did an outstanding job sourcing a car for me within budget and within the timeframe that was needed, and was always on hand to answer my questions and queries. I would highly recommend Silverstone to anyone looking to lease a car, the service far exceeded the experience I had when shopping around with other suppliers. Big thumbs up and massive thank you! :)"

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Oliver Blayney

Oliver Blayney

"We were really impressed with the service provided from Silverstone Fleet Management. The team were responsive, committed and friendly and ultimately provided the best price for the deal we were enquiring about. I would recommend them to anyone looking to lease a new car, you'll be well looked after! :)"

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Ollie Emery

Ollie Emery

"Ryan was the most helpful person I’ve ever dealt with. He was very informative and gave me updates on my vehicle all throughout! If I’m going to anyone for cars, it’s Ryan! Great experience."

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