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Brand New Renault Clio 1.6 E-TECH full hybrid 145 Esprit Alpine 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10" customisable digital driver displayAdaptive cruise control and speed limiter
Apple car play/Android AutoBlind spot warning
BluetoothEasy link 9.3" touchscreen with built in navigation + Wifi smartphone integration plus
Eco mode driving functionEmergency call system
Front parking sensorsLane departure warning system
Lane keep assistOver speed prevention
PASRear cross traffic alert
Rear parking sensorsRear view camera
Traffic sign recognitionWireless phone charger


2 USB portsArkamys speakers - x6 inc. 2 boomer, 2 tweeter and 2 bicone
DAB/FM Radio 

Exterior Features

Automatic headlightsAutomatic high / low beam
Automatic windscreen wipersBlack auto folding wing mirrors with defrosting and temperature gauge and LED indicator
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable door mirrors
Electrochromatic frameless rear view mirror with light and rain sensorExhaust pipe
Exterior rear hidden door handlesFront and rear LED roof light x 2
Front fog lightsFull LED front and rear headlamps integrating daytime running lights at the front and rear
Heated rear windscreenLED rear signature lighting
LED third brake lightMatte shadow grey F1 blade
One touch electric front windowsRear brake light
Rear side wing doorsRear wiper
Shark fin antennaSolid paint
Tinted rear windows 

Interior Features

3 rear height adjustable headrests3 seat bench in 2nd row
60/40 split and fixed base rear seat benchAluminium pedals
Automatic air conditioningCentre console with storage and armrest
Fabric seat with synthetic leather detailing upholsteryHeated seats
Heated steering wheelHeight adjustable front headrests
Isofix system on outer rear seatsMechanical height adjustable front seats
Mottled grey interior roof lining and a pillarMultisense including ambient lighting
Power supply jackSingle front passenger seat
Sun visor without lightTop grain synthetic leather steering wheel with blue stitching

Passive Safety

3 point seatbelts on all rear seatsABS+EBA
Automatic emergency braking systemChild locks on rear doors
Curtain airbagsDistance warning alert
Driver and passenger airbagsElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESC (Electronic Stability Control)Hill start assist
Seatbelt reminderTyre pressure monitor


2x Black keysHands free key card with push button, start and stop function


17" Esprit alpine diamond cut alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh1.2Battery TypeLithium-ion

Emissions - ICE

Noise Level dB(A)67Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb97WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH97
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL97 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)78
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)83.6Engine CodeH4M C6 / MU
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb4.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH4.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL4.1WLTP - MPG - Comb65.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH65.7WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL68.9


Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power145Coin DescriptionE-TECH Hybrid 145
Coin SeriesEsprit AlpineGeneration Mark5
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)9.3Engine Power - BHP143
Engine Power - KW105Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5600Engine Torque - LBS.FT106
Engine Torque - MKG14.7Engine Torque - NM144
Engine Torque - RPM3200Top Speed112

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Wheel StyleESPRIT ALPINE
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)1988 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)39Gross Vehicle Weight1758
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)254Max. Loading Weight435
Max. Roof Load80Max. Towing Weight - Braked900
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked655Minimum Kerbweight1323
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Renault Clio E-Tech full hybrid

Renault's Clio reinvents itself - and looks attractive in this E-Tech full-Hybrid form. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

Renault has reinvented its fifth generation Clio, which the brand primarily wants you to look at in this frugal full hybrid E-Tech guise. A far-reaching visual makeover is complemented by a higher quality cabin. And there are sporting 'Alpine'-themed touches for the plushest version. If your next supermini needs to be electrified but you're not quite ready for a full EV, this Gallic contender's worth a look.


Renault used to be synonymous with superminis, first in the Seventies with the Renault 5, then in more recent decades with the Clio. Here, we're going to look at the way that the fifth generation Clio is reinventing itself in hybrid-only form. The Clio used to be a mainstream seller in our market - and in others. Over 16 million Clios have been sold worldwide since this model line's original introduction back in 1990, with over 1.1 million of those cars finding homes in the UK. But in more recent years, it's become a more marginal player in the supermini segment, particularly since the introduction of the current fifth generation 'BF'-series design back in 2019. And that's a trend likely to continue now that Renault has placed such an emphasis on its more expensive E-Tech hybrid tech as part of this MK5 model's far-reaching mid-term update. That's what we're focusing on here, though you can still get a Clio with the brand's more familiar three cylinder TCe 90 petrol unit. With the Clio hybrid in this updated form, Renault thinks it can tap into quite a large audience of people who still want a small car but remain (understandably) undecided about switching to a full-EV. But just how seriously should you take this Clio, particularly in this E-Tech form where it's pitched against more established full-hybrid direct supermini segment rivals like the Toyota Yaris and the Honda Jazz? That's what we're here to find out.

Driving Experience

We had hoped that Renault might take the opportunity here to incorporate its more recently developed three cylinder 1.2-litre hybrid drivetrain, as used in the mid-sized Austral SUV. But no, the old 1.6-litre electrified powerplant continues on, as also used by the Captur and the Nissan Juke Hybrid. There's no option here of being able to plug this hybrid engine in (as you can on the top version of the Captur): Renault reckons that would make this particular Clio too pricey. Instead, it's a 'self-charging' full-Hybrid unit like that in, say, a Toyota Yaris (so it can, for very short periods, run independently on full-electric power, unlike the mild hybrid engines you'll find in some segment rivals). Renault makes much of the way the design of this car's engine borrows from its F1 racing technology. Like the racing powerplant, this one is extremely compact and features two electric motors, one with 36kW on the rear of the gearbox and one with 15kW on top of the transmission, along with a four-cylinder 1.6-litre 145hp normally aspirated petrol unit. The gearbox is an auto of course and the motor is powered by a 1.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack located beneath the boot floor. The rest of the drivetrain has somehow been shoehorned beneath the bonnet.

Design and Build

With the original version of the Clio Hybrid, you had the feel of new-fangled technology paired with previous combustion-era design. But things are a bit different now, thanks to EV design elements borrowed from the Megane E-Tech and the Scenic Vision concept car. Styling chief Laurens van den Acker particularly likes the 'eyes' of this revised MK5 Clio, slim LED headlamps with the brand's latest 'new wave' light signature, each unit incorporating up to five beams (the old car had three). The nose also gets a brushed-satin chrome 'Nouvel R' Renault logo, plus there's an enlarged chequered grille, a sharper bumper design, a lower aerofoil and a restyled clear-lensed tail lamps. Wheel designs are up to 17-inches in size. The bodywork dimensions are unchanged. Not so much is different inside, though the priciest trim level gets a new 10-inch edgeless instrument display for the virtual dials (it's only 7-inches in size with cheaper trim). Plus at the top of the range, there's a 9.3-inch infotainment centre touchscreen. Plusher materials now feature around the cabin, with more soft-touch surfaces around the dash and doors. Leather isn't now used anywhere, with sustainable alternatives employed instead. The seats on this Clio are much better than what you'd usually find in this segment in terms of comfort and support. They offer a longer cushion base and a more enveloping shape. We weren't especially impressed by the space provided on the rear bench when we first tested the conventional version of this model - and we're still not, though at least the hybrid system's been packaged in such a way as not to detract further from the knee, leg and head space available. The boot space on offer is rated at 301-litres in this case (compromised a little by the battery pack positioning beneath the cargo area floor). Still, that's only 3-litres less than you'd get in a Honda Jazz and it's 15-litres more than you'd get from a Toyota Yaris. If you drop the 60:40-split backrest, up to 1,054-litres is available.

Market and Model

There's quite a significant premium of around £3,500 to upgrade yourself from an ordinary TCe 90-engined Clio to the E-Tech full hybrid version we tried, which was priced from around £21,300 as we produced this review. Bear in mind that built into the premium you pay for this hybrid version is automatic transmission; the TCe 90 comes only with manual transmission. Whichever engine you choose, there's a choice between three trim levels - base 'evolution', mid-range 'techno' and the top more sporty-looking 'esprit Alpine' model. We're not focusing on the base TCe 90 engine as part of this test, but it's worth knowing that the asking price we just mentioned for this variant, as we filmed, undercut the segment sales leader, Vauxhall's Corsa, by around £1,800. The E-Tech full hybrid version looks even better value against obvious full-hybrid-powered segment rivals. That £21,300 starting figure we mentioned was, at the time of this review, around £1,300 less than a Toyota Yaris, around £1,600 less than a Vauxhall Corsa Hybrid and a huge £5,000 less than a Honda Jazz. And those savings don't take account of the fact that all of these rivals, in their base forms, have significantly less power than an E-Tech Clio. As we compiled this review, the more powerful versions of the Corsa and the Yaris that you'd really need to match this Renault's performance were priced respectively from around £26,000 and around £29,000.

Cost of Ownership

It's just as well that the electrified elements of the E-TECH powertrain are so sophisticated because the combustion engine that all of it's mated to isn't. It's a relatively old fashioned Nissan MPI unit used in models that the Nissan Renault Alliance sells in less advanced Russian and South American markets - and it doesn't feature any kind of turbocharger. Still, when mated to all of the hybrid tech we detailed for you in our 'Driving Experience' section, it can certainly deliver some eye-catching efficiency stats. The WLTP figure for combined cycle fuel economy is 67.3mpg and we reckon around 50-55mpg should be regularly achievable without too much trouble. The WLTP CO2 reading is 96g/km. Renault claims this E-TECH powertrain is 40% more economic than a conventional combustion engine, which allows for an attractive 22% BiK taxation rating. Just as relevant is the question of how this Clio Hybrid's figures stack up against its two most direct full-Hybrid supermini segment rivals. The Honda Jazz isn't quite as frugal, managing 62.8mpg and 102g/km, figures that a Toyota Yaris Hybrid, helped by its lighter kerb weight, improves to 68.9mpg and 92g/km. Overall, as you can tell from those stats, there's not much in it between these three. On the move in this Clio, you can press a dedicated EV button for all-electric progress but it won't take you very far. More usually, the E-TECH system automatically detects when the engine is required, seamlessly engaging to deliver the power required in different driving circumstances. The engine and electric motor can operate in unison or individually, driving all power to the front wheels. Kinetic energy can be recovered during deceleration and braking. This happens automatically either in natural slowing down or via braking, with the driver able to engage a dedicated Brake (B) mode via the gear lever to increase the level of deceleration. Energy recuperated is sent back to the charge the battery. If you're worried about the complexity of the engineering, you'll want to know that this model benefits from Renault's 5-year, 100,000-mile warranty and a 8-year, 100,000 mile warranty for the traction battery.


With over 16 million worldwide sales on the board, over 11 million of them in the UK, Renault's Clio is one of the last supermini model lines you might expect to fall in the face of the ongoing EV revolution. But then we thought that about the Fiesta, yet historical popularity wasn't enough to save it. The Clio though, looks like it'll be with us for a few years yet. Partly due to the likelihood that a full-EV switch is going to take longer than anticipated. And partly because of Renault's foresight in giving its supermini this impressively frugal take on combustionised electrification. We're disappointed that this revitalised fifth generation Clio hasn't received the brand's more modern three cylinder based 1.2-litre E-Tech hybrid unit. But the continuing four cylinder 1.6-litre E-Tech full hybrid powertrain is still an impressively frugal device. And, in concert with this car's now sharper look and smarter cabin, creates a product that looks a good fit for a supermini customer wanting electrification but undecided about just how much of it they need. The Clio may no longer be affordable enough to be the ordinary person's choice in this class. But the thinking man's choice in this segment? You could certainly make a case for it.


* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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48 monthly payments of£339
Renault deposit£500
Total amount payable£28,107
Fixed interest rate3.56%
Representative APR6.9%
Cash price£23,454
Credit amount£22,615
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Optional final payment£10,996
Term (months)49

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