Renault has announced that its new fifth generation Clio will start from £14,295.
The latest version of the French firm’s best-selling car was unveiled earlier in the year, and boasts a revised look and an overhauled interior. This aims to set the standard in the supermini class for tech – particularly with the option of a 9.3-inch touchscreen and 10-inch digital dials.
It’s also the first Renault to sit on the manufacturer’s new CMF-B platform, which allows for new electrified models – including a new hybrid in 2020.
But for the time being Renault is offering the Clio with the option of a 99bhp 1.0-litre petrol unit (the TCe 100) and a 128bhp 1.3-litre turbocharged engine, which is known as the TCe 130.
There is also a 84bhp 1.5-litre diesel unit (Blue dCi 85) that can manage up to 78.5mpg. From October, an entry-level 71bhp naturally-aspirated 1.0-litre petrol unit will join the line-up, too.
Four trim levels are offered on the new Clio – Play, Iconic, S-Edition and R.S.Line – with prices starting from £14,295.
Standard equipment includes LED headlights, cruise control, air-conditioning and Bluetooth.
Iconic models cost an additional £1,000, and add a seven-inch touchscreen with smartphone mirroring, rear parking sensors, a leather steering wheel and 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.
The S Edition adds a larger 9.3-inch touchscreen, electric rear windows, automatic lights and wipers and 17-inch alloy wheels, although prices for this trim still need to be announced.
At the top of the range is the new RenaultSport-inspired R.S.Line grade, which costs from £17,795. This adds a sporty styling pack, a reversing camera with front sensors and configurable driving modes.
Order books for the new Clio are now open, with first deliveries expected towards the end of October.