Renault Clio Variants
Renault Clio • Price, Variants & Specifications
Renault Clio is a new entry level modern car that comes from the French car maker, Renault. Compared to other cars in the B segment, The Clio stands out thanks to dependable body quality and rigor. Sporting bold looks, the car comes with a price tag in the rage of 5-7 lakh. Available in both petrol and diesel variants, the car is expected to hit the Indian roads by the end of 2014.
Engine and performance
The petrol variant of the car is powered by the new 3cylinder 1.4 litre tubo-charged engine that generates 90 bhp at 5000 rpm and a peak torque of 135 Nm at 1650 rpm. This engine is fitted with the stop and start facility that enables the engine to perform better. The petrol variant returns a mileage of 23kmpl. The diesel variant is fitted with a 1.5 litre dCi engine with stop and start technology. This engine produces a maximum power of 90 bhp at 4000 rpm with 220 Nm of peak torque. Another option is the TCe 120 fourth generation 1.2 L engine with a six speed EDC transmission that delivers 120 bhp and 190 Nm of peak torque. The car is expected to offer a top speed of 185 kmph and touch the 100 kmph mark in under 12 seconds.
The styling of the Renault Clio is based on the Renault DeZir concept car. The front fascia of the car features a large vertical logo placed against a gloss black background. The chrome-trimmed headlights and the LED daytime running lights create an expressive look. Available as a 5-door car, the Clio flaunts a sporty design which features concealed rear door handles near the windows. Besides the car sits lower than it predecessor. Wider wheel tracks and the smaller gap between the wheels and wheel arches show car’s strength and personality.
The interior complements the exterior styling. The dashboard is sculpted to look like an air craft wing. The central console is optimally positioned with multimedia functions. The car comes fitted with a host of innovations such as the R.Link, an integrated tablet connected to the car. There is a 7 inch touch-screen with voice command and customizable home page features. The car also features an on-board connected navigation as well. The AC feels good and the seats are conformable. The cabin space is amazing. The interior is designed to give the passengers comfort and safety.
Features and specifications
The Renault Clio uses the new version of Alliance B platform assuring maneuverability and comfort. The car handles well thanks to the power assisted electronic steering wheel. As for safety, The Clio got the first ever 5star crash testing rating from EuroNCAP for the B segment. The car comes with all standard safety features such as ABS with EBD, dual airbags, brake assist, ESC, ASR traction control and Cruise control.
The Renault Clio is a combination of performance, power and style and, no doubt, it is to rival the likes of Chevrolet Sail, Fiat Punto, Hyundai i20 and Maruti