Renault Clio

Renault Clio information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the latest Clio. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Clio hatchback. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background

Latest Clio gets swoopier styling and better build quality. It’s a five-door only, but pretends otherwise with the rear door handles neatly hidden in the C-pillars. For more information on the Renault Clio, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

Renault hasn’t dropped the ball with the new Clio. It’s up there with the class-best, with tidy handling, standout style and genuine practicality. Fiesta still gets our nod, but this is a worthy alternative.

Not everyone’s keen on the RS model, which trades the revvy natural aspiration of old for a turbocharger and paddleshift-only transmission. Oh well.

The one we’d buy

1.5 dCi is a good choice if you’re going to be racking up the miles

The one we’d avoid like the plague

Sadly, the RS

Rivals to consider

Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2, Peugeot 208, Skoda Fabia, Suzuki Swift, Vauxhall Corsa

For 

Roomy, well-equipped, comfy over long distances

Against

R-Link touchscreen system not the best, paddleshift-only RS version has met with mixed reception

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