Renault announces pricing for Clio 2023
De updates Clio debuts with a more assertive and elegant exterior that showcases Renault's new design language. Notably, its completely redesigned front end boasts taut lines for an overtly sporty look and features the brand's new signature lighting that is inspired by the Nouvel'R logo and incorporates slender full-LED headlamps.
New Clio E-Tech full hybrid is just as new under its exterior, too. It complements its high-tech style with an electrified drivetrain that offers hybrid technology. The petrol/electric hybrid produces 145hp and offers a range of up to 550 miles, while also emitting 96g/km CO2 and returning 67.3mpg combined (WLTP).
The technology extends to the availability of up to 17 ADAS functions, including those usually found on larger and more expensive vehicles, such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert.
Inside, the interior mirrors the contemporary feel of the exterior. Noted as a highlight of the previous Clio, it is improved in the New Clio E-Tech full hybrid. Core to Renault's new design, the interior now benefits from more sustainable materials and a leap in quality. Importantly, there is no leather: instead the surfaces are covered in TEP, a grained coated fabric made of bio-sourced and recycled polyethylene fibres.
Each version has its own unique trim, with the techno and esprit Alpine both featuring the new synthetic leather. Additionally, the seats, door panels, and dashboard of the techno trim are clad in a specially developed sustainable fabric that comprises up to 60 per cent TENCEL Modal branded fibres. The New Clio E-Tech full hybrid is not only the first Renault that features this bio-based cellulosic fibre, but it is also the first time these sustainable fibres have been used extensively in a vehicle.
Customers of the New Clio E-Tech full hybrid have a choice of three trim levels: Evolution, Techno and the top-of-the-range esprit Alpine. Features shared across the range include diamond-cut alloy wheels, electrically-folding and heated door mirrors, hands-free key card, automatic air conditioning, full LED headlights and rear lights, Easy Link touchscreen with built-in navigation and wireless smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, one-touch electric front windows and the ECO mode function that optimises environmentally-friendly driving.
The Evolution trim starts the new, streamlined Clio range, priced from £21,295 OTR. Its additional standard equipment includes a 7-inch digital driver display, 7-inch Easy Link touchscreen, 16-inch alloy wheels, and rear parking sensors.
The mid-range Techno trim adds features that include a reversing camera, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, shark fin antenna, wireless phone charger, and MULTI-SENSE with ambient lighting. It costs £22,695 OTR.
At the top of the range is the Esprit Alpine , the new level of trim that recently made its UK debut in the Renault Austral E-Tech full hybrid. Now available for the New Clio, it intertwines the Alpine brand's sporting hallmarks and Renault's adventurous new style with the addition of standard features such as unique 'Alpine' embossed 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, Matte Shadow Grey front blade, distinctive enveloping seats with blue overstitching and Alpine detailing, heated front seats and steering wheel, 10-inch digital driver display, 9.3-inch Easy Link touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert. The esprit Alpine is priced at £24,095 OTR.
The New Clio E-Tech full hybrid will be available to order in August 2023.