Improved fuel economy for Renault Clio
Renault has launched an improved low-emission Clio that produces just 94g/km of CO2 emissions.
Following on from the previous Clio, which emitted 98g/km of CO2, the new version has a 1.5 litre diesel engine that offers even better emission ratings as well as fuel economy.
The new version comes courtesy of an ‘Eco Pack’ which can be included as a £250 option on the Expression trim level of the Clio three- or five-door model.
The pack improves the Clio’s fuel economy by a further 2.1mpg, bringing it to a total of 78.4 on the combined cycle. The supermini, says Renault, will now be able to travel up to 949 miles between fill-ups.
In addition to these more economic engineering tweaks, the ‘Eco Pack’ equips with the Clio with 15 inch Aero wheel trims with body-coloured Aero rear spoiler and ultra-low resistance tyres to reduce drag and boost fuel economy.
As part of a minor upgrade for the Clio in 2011, Renault has also added some new ‘Sport’ upholstery to the interior of the model alongside some extra chrome highlights and a new, soft-touch dashboard.
The Dynamique TomTom model is also updated, with a new gloss black finish for the centre console, dash inserts and air vent surrounds, and 16 inch Solonia alloys from the range-topping GT Line TomTom, along with co-ordinating door mirrors.
The Renault Clio with the optional pack will cost just £12,450, making it (the three door model) the cheapest sub-100g/km supermini in the UK. Prices for the standard model without the pack start from £12,200 and £12,800 on-the-road.