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Brand New Renault Clio 1.6 E-TECH Hybrid 140 Iconic 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" TFT colour instrumental displayCruise control + speed limiter
E-callEasy link 7"screen with nav, 4x20W amp, DAB double tuner, 2xUSB, 1xJack/Bluetooth, and smartphone integration plus - Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Eco mode driving functionGear change indicator
Lane departure warning systemLane keep assist
Over speed preventionRear parking sensors
Traffic sign recognitionTrip computer
Variable assistance electric PAS 

Entertainment

Sound auditorium 

Exterior Features

Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured rear spoiler
Chrome insert on lower side doors with Clio embossingDrivers one touch window with anti-pinch feature
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsElectric front windows
Exterior rear hidden door handlesExtra tinted glass on rear windows + tailgate
Full LED front and rear headlamps intergrating daytime running lights at the front and rearLED front fog lights
Rear fog lightsRear wiper
Variable speed on front windscreen wipers 

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket3 rear height adjustable headrests
6.2L front glovebox60/40 split rear seats
Air recirculation controlCloth upholstery
Driver's seat height adjustmentFront cupholders
Front door storage binHeight adjustable front headrests
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIsofix system on outer rear seats
Multi function steering wheelPollen filter
Synthetic leather steering wheelSystem for Restraint and Protection SRP-front seats

Packs

Exterior chrome pack - Clio 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all rear seatsABS+EBD+Brake assist
Automatic emergency braking systemCurtain airbags
Distance warning alertDriver and passenger front and side airbag deactivation
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
Front side airbags(head+thorax)Height adjustable driver's seatbelt
Hill start assistSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure warning 

Security

Central door lockingDeadlocking system
Hands free key card with push button, start and stop functionLocking fuel filler cap
RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device) with automatic door lockingRear door and window child locking function (front driver door control panel)
Remote central locking with thatcham approved immobiliser 

Technical

E-TECH battery
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

CO2 (g/km)83Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb99WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max99
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min99 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)78Cylinders - Stroke (mm)83.6
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)64.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb4.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min4.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb64.2WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max55.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min65.7 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power140Coin DescriptionE-TECH Hybrid 140
Coin SeriesIconicGeneration Mark5
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %72NCAP Safety Assist %75
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.9Engine Power - BHP140
Engine Power - KW103Engine 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

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StylePHILIAWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1440Length4050
Wheelbase2583Width1728
Width (including mirrors)1988 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)39Gross Vehicle Weight1758
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1146Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)300
Max. Loading Weight435Max. 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 Hybrid

Renault joins Toyota in offering supermini buyers a self-charging full-Hybrid engine. Jonathan Crouch checks out the Clio Hybrid.

Ten Second Review

Until now, hybrid technology has usually been decreed too pricey for the supermini segment but Renault has attempted to democratise it with this car, the Clio Hybrid. It's a little pricier than an ordinary Clio but the French brand hopes you'll be impressed by the key WLTP figures here - 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 98g/km of CO2, plus there's an 'EV' option that gives limited all-electric driving range.

Background

This is where it starts getting interesting. Europe now has the world's strictest emission regulations, requiring a 95g/km across-the-board range average for small cars which it simply isn't possible for a manufacturer to meet without electrifying a large number of its engines. Prior to 2020, all that was available in that regard in the small car market was the Toyota Yaris self-charging Hybrid and a handful of EV models that hardly anyone bought. That's got to change - and it's going to. An obvious route to driving down your brand's supermini emissions average is to churn out full battery versions - which is why Peugeot has launched its e-208, Vauxhall has the Corsa-e and Renault sells its ZOE. But these cars are getting on for £30,000 in a market that expects to buy a small car for way less than that. So other solutions must be found, like this, the Clio Hybrid.

Driving Experience

Unlike the plug-in E-TECH engine that Renault uses in the Captur and the Megane, this isn't a plug-in powerplant: 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 segment rivals like the Ford Fiesta and the Kia Rio). 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 140hp normally aspirated petrol engine. The gearbox is an auto of course and the motor is powered by 1.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack located beneath the boot floor. The rest of the drivetrain has somehow been shoehorned beneath the bonnet. There's plenty of mid-range pulling power - the petrol engine musters 144Nm of it, whilst the electric motor generates 205Nm and the HSG (High-Voltage Starter Generator) delivers an addition 50Nm. The result is excellent acceleration - especially at speeds of between 50mph to 75mph where the battery assists with sharper responses than a conventional petrol or diesel engine, enabling a 50mph to 75mph time of just 6.9 seconds. But efficiency is this car's primary purpose and Renault claims that a Clio Hybrid will be able to travel for 80 per cent of urban journeys on battery power alone. Plus the car is able to travel up to 38mph in all-electric mode.

Design and Build

Apart from the badge work, there are no visual differences to mark the Clio Hybrid out from standard variants in the range. Stylist Laurens van den Acker wanted this MK5 model Clio to be more expressive, while keeping the previous version's sleek profile. The body has been lowered by up to 30mm and big 17-inch wheels give top versions a more dynamic look. At the front, the bonnet incorporates ribs for a sculpted effect. The grille is bigger and the front bumper is more pronounced with a very expressive central air scoop. Full-LED headlights are now standard and the rear lights can feature a more distinctive C-Shape signature. The cabin is of high quality, with plush materials and a soft coating on the dashboard, the door panels and the central console surround. The instruments are quite driver-focused and there's one of the larger centre-dash infotainment screens in the segment, with two sizes available - 7.0-inches or (with navigation) 9.3-inches. Further up the range, there's another screen in the instrument binnacle, measuring 7-inches and replacing conventional dials. 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 seat base and a more enveloping shape. One advantage of going the self-charging hybrid route rather than opting for a PHEV plug-in hybrid is that the self-charging hybrid solution doesn't much compromise boot capacity. The space on offer ranges from 366-litres up to as much as 1054-litres, depending on the position of the rear bench.

Market and Model

Prices start at just under £20,000 and there's a choice of four main trim levels - 'Play', 'Iconic', 'S Edition' and 'R.S. Line'. In terms of the price premium over a conventionally-engined Clio, think about £3,600 more than a Clio TCe 100 petrol and around £1,700 more than a Clio dCi 85 diesel. Equipment levels are reasonably generous. Even the base model gets air-conditioning, cruise control with a speed limiter, power-folding mirrors, full-LED auto headlamps and a multimedia system with Bluetooth, DAB and USB connection. Plus there are a range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with lane departure warning, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking and traffic sign recognition. You'll probably want to stretch at least as far as mid-range 'Iconic'-spec, which gives you 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels with black inserts, a 7-inch Easy Link touchscreen with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a hands-free key card, rear parking sensors, front LED fog lights and tinted rear windows. The 'S Edition' adds 17-inch wheels, a 9.3-inch infotainment screen, front parking sensors, a rear view camera, climate control and a 7-inch TFT driver information display. 'R.S.-Line'-spec gets you a body kit, sportier wheels and sporty cabin touches.

Cost of Ownership

The key figures here are some way off what you might expect for a pricier Plug-in hybrid but, Renault reckons (and we concur) that they're more realistic than a PHEV model's claimed readings would be. The WLTP figure for combined cycle fuel economy is 64.2mpg and we reckon around 50mpg should be regularly achievable without too much trouble. The WLTP CO2 reading is 98g/km. There's a 22% BiK taxation rating, which is much better than you'd find with a conventional petrol or diesel-engined supermini.

Summary

It's going to be interesting to see how the Clio Hybrid sells in comparison to the brand's full-electric ZOE model. Right here, right now, we can't help thinking that this Clio's electrified solution might be the better option for the majority of ordinary customers. With the short commuting and school run mileage supermini buyers tend to cover, most of them might rarely need to use the engine anyway. The elephant in the room here though is up-front price, as usual with a Hybrid. Renault has done what it can to make this car affordable but we venture to suggest that £20,000-£22,000 will still be a little more than you might have expected to spend on your next supermini. Even one with F1 technology and 60mpg economy? If that's enough to make you dig a little deeper into your budget, we think you'll be intrigued by what you'll find here.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
90%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£279
Deposit£279
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate2.52%
Cash price£20,724
Credit amount£19,445
Guaranteed future value£8851
Total amount payable£22,522
Renault deposit£1000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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