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.

Tom Heron