Renault has unveiled three new hot Clios at the Geneva motor show, including revised Renaultsport models.
The entry-level Clio GT is available as a three-door hatchback and with a choice of two engines, a 1.6-litre 16v with 126bhp (exclusive to the GT) and a diesel dCi with 104bhp. It gets its own specially tuned chassis with uprated springs and dampers, and the front anti-roll bar has been upped in size.
Prices for the GT are expected to kick off at around £13,000.
The revised Renaultsport Clio comes in two guises: the softer, more refined 200, and the 200 Cup, which Renault sources say is stiffer and more focused than the current car.
The 200 has been equipped for greater refinement and gets a bigger choice of extras. The 200 Cup is 36kg lighter than the 200, thanks to modified seat frames, wheels and transmission. Its wheelbase is extended by 10mm, front and rear tracks widened by 48mm and 50mm.
The Clio RS models also get ‘independent axis’ steering, which reduces torque steer and is said to be unique in the supermini class.