Renault has announced prices for the Clio III. Due to arrive as a three-door in UK showrooms on October 15, the new Clio will cost from £8895 to £12,650, a minor increase on equivalent current Clio prices. Five-door variants are expected to arrive in January, adding around £600 to the price of equivalent three-doors.
The new Clio’s entry-level trim, Extreme, is available with either 75bhp 16V 1.2-litre petrol or 68bhp 1.5-litre dCi diesel engines, for £8895 and £9795 respectively. Standard equipment on all models includes 15in alloy wheels, power steering, electric windows and CD player. Big-car options such as parking sensors, ESP, electric panoramic sunroof, automatic windscreen wipers and satellite navigation are all available.
Expression trim adds air conditioning, electrically adjustable, heated door mirrors, height adjustable driver’s seat and a 60:40 split folding rear seat as well as a wider range of engines including 98bhp 1.4-litre and 111bhp 1.6-litre petrols, and 86bhp 1.5-litre diesel. Prices for the Expression begin at £9450 for the 75bhp 1.2, rising to £10,850 for the 86bhp 1.5 diesel. The highest spec Dynamique and Dynamique S add a 106bhp 1.5-litre turbodiesel option, and inside there is sports trim and brushed aluminium dash inserts. Th range-topping Dynamique S offers 16in alloy wheels, extended front spoiler and tinted rear windows. Prices for the Dynamique range start at £10,250 for the 1.4-litre petrol, rising to £12,350 for the 1.5-litre diesel. The Dynamique S costs from £10,550-£12,650.
The £10,250 Clio Dynamique 1.4 is expected to be the most popular model and compares well against the 100bhp Ford Fiesta 1.6 Zetec S at £11,595 and the 90bhp Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi at £11,470.