The new Renault Clio 4 will be priced between £10,595 to £16,095, and feature a stability control and keyless entry as standard

Renault has announced pricing for the fourth generation Clio, with prices ranging from £10,595 to £16,095. The prices place it in direct competition with its key rival, the Ford Fiesta.

The latest generation Clio is described as the most upmarket incarnation yet. Equipment levels reflect this with four trim levels available.

All models feature Bluetooth and USB connectivity, front, front side and curtain airbags cruise control, ESC, hill start assist, height and reach adjustable steering wheel, electric front windows and door mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, plus speed limiter as standard.

The £13,245 Dynamique MediaNav model is the third of four trims offered, and is expected to be the most popular. It features gloss black and chrome trims, automatic lights and wipers and a seven-inch touchscreen navigation system.

Options also include a panoramic glass roof, parking sensors and rear parking camera.

Three engines will be available at launch, including a new three-cylinder 900cc three-cylinder petrol, with which Renault claims 99g/km and 62.8mpg in ECO guise. A “heavily upgraded” 1.5-litre dCi unit delivers headline figures of 88.3mpg and  83g/km in ECO spec.

A modified version of the current car’s 1.2-litre sees economy improved by 2.7mph and emissions reduced by8g/km.

Renault will release Clio Renaultsport pricing and spec details in February, ahead of its launch in the summer.

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8 October 2012

Maybe its more Nissan than Renault, but from associates and friends who have had a Clio (usually as the family-wife car) the remarks were always favourable. For me the choice between this and a Fiesta is a no brainer. The clio wins it all the way to the bank and tax office. If only Citroen and Pugeot could present something as solid and relaiable as this. Sadly they make pretty cars - pretty aweful !!

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8 October 2012

5wheels wrote:

Maybe its more Nissan than Renault, but from associates and friends who have had a Clio (usually as the family-wife car) the remarks were always favourable. For me the choice between this and a Fiesta is a no brainer. The clio wins it all the way to the bank and tax office. If only Citroen and Pugeot could present something as solid and relaiable as this. Sadly they make pretty cars - pretty aweful !!

This comment is puzzling. No-one without direct personal experience of this brand new model can  have any idea of how good it is likely to be. The only thing we can judge is its appearance. From the pictures it looks hideous to me. Others disagree and we will only really know when we actually see one.

The comments about Citroen and Peugeot vehicles are equally puzzling. Either he has had much worse luck than I have had with these makes or his comments are based on equally shaky foundations as those about the new Clio.

8 October 2012

I see the've gone for the ' can we make the headlights any bigger ', theme. I'm sure they could stretch them upto the A-pillar. This way a small car looks more expensive.

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8 October 2012

Interesting that there's no mention of power outputs, performance, ride and handling or any of the other attributes which used to be considered important. Instead, it seems to be all about connectivity, style and fuel consumption / emissions considerations.

But really do we need Bluetooth, cruise control and even a speed limiter on even the base model?

Maybe Renault really is ahead of the game and in tune with today's customers. But I for one don't particularly want a PC on wheels, or one which carries the badge "Dynamique MediaNav".

Give me a car anyday which is well built and reliable and has a full complement of cylinders!   

 

8 October 2012

LP in Brighton wrote:

Interesting that there's no mention of power outputs, performance, ride and handling or any of the other attributes which used to be considered important. Instead, it seems to be all about connectivity, style and fuel consumption / emissions considerations.

But really do we need Bluetooth, cruise control and even a speed limiter on even the base model?

Maybe Renault really is ahead of the game and in tune with today's customers. But I for one don't particularly want a PC on wheels, or one which carries the badge "Dynamique MediaNav".

Give me a car anyday which is well built and reliable and has a full complement of cylinders!   

 

Cruise control is a most useful fitting.

I agree totally about the need for a full complement of cylinders. Three or even two cylinders suit the maker rather than the customer and journalists besotted with supposedly "sporty" engine notes are doing their readers a serious disservice.

8 October 2012

My poor eyes!! Why is it so big now. The Clio 2 was a great size for a European hatchback, this thing is horrendous and far too large.

8 October 2012

Renault have made some awfull products of late, but i have to say i think this looks very good indeed.  Lets hope its more reliable, and Renault UK get the price of there extoshonate parts prices sorted. Im affraid Ford seem to rule at the moment and deservidally so great products across the range.

 

8 October 2012

Blimey a Clio that looks fresh and fun. Clever marketing by Renault as it will be stood next to Dacia's Sandero in the showroom. £10k for good looks for the ipod generation or £6k for the not so good looking Dacia. For me its the Dacia and a used e36 M3 for the weekend.

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9 October 2012

Stability Control is not a feature, the European Union decided in 2009 to make ESC mandatory – all new models must be equipped with ESC since 1. November 2011 and by the end of 2013 all old models without ESC may not be sold anymore.

Assuming this will not be on sale really until next year, why would you release the model without ESC?

@LP I think Bluetooth is a good thing, it at least gives one less excuse to the phone holding whilst talking brigade

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