New Renault ClioJuly 18, 2012
The new, fourth-generation Renault Clio has been unveiled, featuring a recipe that’s now becoming familiar – a three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and lighter weight.
There will also be an EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission offered for the first time in a Clio.
The new Clio aims to put the design from the company’s concept cars such as the DeZir into a production model.
Another theme that’s becoming increasingly common is that of personalisation, for the exterior and interior.
The Clio will also feature Renault R-Link, an integrated tablet connected to the car and internet.
The new Renault Clio will feature a significantly updated range of petrol and diesel engines. The two petrol engines (Energy TCe 90 and TCe 120) have very low fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.
Renault claims that the significantly improved new-generation Energy dCi engines will give the new Clio record-breaking fuel economy.
The new Clio is the first Renault model to feature the new three-cylinder petrol turbocharged Energy TCe 90 engine. This is the first three-cylinder powerplant ever produced by Renault and comes with Stop&Start and delivers the performance of a normally-aspirated 1.4-litre powerplant. An economy-optimised version with taller gear ratios will deliver fuel consumption of 65.7 mpg, equivalent to CO 2 emissions of 99g/km. This is a 21 per cent fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions saving compared to the TCe 100 it replaces.
In terms of diesels, the latest addition to the Energy family is a new 90hp version of the 1.5 dCi, equipped with Stop&Start. An economy-optimised version with taller gear ratios will deliver fuel consumption of 88 mpg, equivalent to CO 2 emissions 83g/km.
The new Clio will also be available with the new TCe 120 engine, a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.2-litre engine with the performance of a normally-aspirated 1.6 engine, mated to six-speed EDC transmission (Efficient Dual Clutch), a first for Renault in the B segment.
The new Clio will also offer drivers an integrated suite of efficient solutions to help them reduce their fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions:
- An ECO mode allows drivers to reduce fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent by modifying the car’s performance parameters at the push of a button.
- A driving style monitor (green, yellow or orange) and a Gear Change Indicator (GCI) on the dashboard help drivers improve their driving style to reduce their fuel consumption.
- The Driving eco app available through Renault R-Link provides drivers with a full suite of information, enabling them to analyse their driving style and take corrective measures in order to reduce their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.