Renault confirmed for Future Car Challenge
Renault has announced that its greenest production vehicle, a 1.5-litre Clio supermini, will partake in the RAC Future Car Challenge this Saturday 6 November.
Two of Renault’s 1.5-litre dCi 86 Clio will be on the grid at Madeira Drive, Brighton where they will set off on a 60-mile journey to Regent Street, London – the Veteran Car Run in reverse. The overall winner of the challenge will be the vehicle that uses the least energy over the course of the run.
The participating Clio model emits 98g/km of CO2 and is therefore exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty and boasts a 100 per cent capital write-down allowance. Business customers will also rejoice at the 13 per cent benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rating.
Running costs are suppressed further by the 76.3mpg combined fuel economy figure, which means the duo should have no trouble completing the green challenge using under a gallon of fuel.
Joining the Clio on the grid will be a selection of cars from Ford and Vauxhall, including ECOnetic versions of the Fiesta and Focus, as well as ecoFLEX Corsa and Astra models.
The Renault Clio range is available now from £10,709.