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F1-Inspired Renault Clio R.S. 18 Arrives With A Mean Stance 11
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, renault, Renault Clio, RenaultSport on 01 11th, 2018


Renaultsport customers with a passion for motorsport now have a limited edition Clio RS that they’ll soon be able to order, in all markets except for Japan.

Named after the Renaultsport F1 Team’s 2018 challenger, the Clio R.S. 18 sports the black and yellow livery of the F1 cars, and gets grey decals, special badging on the front doors, black Renault and R.S. logos, and a deep black finish for the rear diffuser.

Open the door of the new Renault Clio R.S. 18 and you will be greeted by several updates, such as the numbered R.S.-branded door sill, Alcantara and leather trimmed steering wheel, carbon fiber-effect air vent surrounds, and special Renaultsport carpet mats.

Building upon the Clio RS 220 EDC Trophy, the limited edition model benefits from the same 220PS (217hp) and 280Nm (207lb-ft) of torque 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, that works together with an EDC dual-clutch transmission.

However, it also has additional technical updates such as the front dampers with hydraulic compression stops, sharper and more direct steering, and an Akrapovic exhaust for a deeper sound.

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Here’s A Bold Face For The Next Renault Clio 9
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in renault, Renault Clio, Renderings on 01 9th, 2018


While we haven’t seen any prototypes of Renault’s new Clio out in the open yet, the French brand’s recent studies might give us an idea of what’s to come.

Rendering artist Aksyonov Nikita chose to keep it simple, by taking the fourth-gen French supermini and fitting it with the front end of the Symbioz Prototype.

The latter was a zero-emission vehicle, with Level 4 autonomous driving among others, so don’t expect to see that closed grille on the Clio, as its internal combustion engines still need proper ventilation, so if any car could adopt it, that would be the successor of the Zoe.

The shape of the headlights, with the incorporated LED DRLs, might be carried over, though, albeit with a more down-to-earth shape, similar to those that can already be seen on the latest Megane.

We’re still at least one year away from seeing the fifth generation Renault Clio in an official environment, as it’s expected to arrive in 2018.

It will get an entirely new cabin, dominated by a portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system, and fitted with better quality materials, which will up the game for its direct rivals such as the Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta.

The engine lineup will include the usual small petrol units, and probably mild hybrids too, but in a surprising move, Renault hasn’t decided yet whether it will offer the Clio Mk5 with diesel powertrains.

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New Renault Clio Reportedly Coming To Paris Show, Diesels Are Uncertain 6
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Autonomous, Hybrids, Paris Auto Show, renault, Renault Clio, Reports on 01 6th, 2018


The current Renault Clio has been in production since 2012, making it one of the oldest cars in the supermini segment, but the French brand will introduce the fifth generation later this year.

Coming as early as the 2018 Paris Auto Show in September, prior to its on sale date scheduled for 2019, the B-segment car will basically be an evolution of the fourth generation model, says AutoExpress. Visually, it will be inspired by the Symbioz Concept and its larger sibling, the new Megane.

Looking to keep production costs as low as possible, Renault will continue to offer the next Clio based on the CMF-B architecture, albeit with a few modifications, which will give it access to a variety of petrol engines, including the turbocharged 0.9-liter three-cylinder, and the new 1.3-liter unit.

It’s unclear at the moment whether any dCi diesel mills will make their way into the car, as the French manufacturer is still weighing in on this decision as the market is moving away from oil burners.

While diesels may be uncertain, the 2019 Renault Clio will get the 48V hybrid technology, paired to a small petrol engine, which will lead to lower emissions and improved fuel consumption. A plug-in hybrid variant has been apparently ruled out, though.

Moreover, the publication reports that the French brand’s next-gen supermini will play its part in their electrified future, so we’re probably looking at a new Zoe too, in the coming years.

The 2019 Renault Clio is also expected to adopt basic semi-autonomous driving, which will allow it to steer, accelerate, and brake on its own, raising the bar for other cars in the subcompact sector. Nevertheless, don’t expect to read the paper behind the wheel, because drivers will be obliged to keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times.

Note: Renault Symbioz Concept pictured

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Next Renault Clio To Come With Electrification And Autonomous Driving 8
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Autonomous, Hybrids, renault, Renault Clio, Reports on 10 8th, 2017


In production since 2012, the fourth generation Renault Clio will be replaced by an entirely new car, which is expected on the market in two years' time.
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Next Renault Clio To Come With Electrification And Autonomous Driving 8
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Autonomous, Hybrids, renault, Renault Clio, Reports on 10 8th, 2017


In production since 2012, the fourth generation Renault Clio will be replaced by an entirely new car, which is expected on the market in two years' time.
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There’s A Renault Clio V6 For Sale In Miami, Priced At $69k 3
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in renault, Renault Clio, used cars on 10 3rd, 2017


Remember the Renault Clio V6? It’s one of those proper mad French moments, where things like logic flew out of the window when the Renault executives decided to build a mid-engined, rear-driven, wide-bodied version of their compact city car, the Clio.
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Renault Launches Optional Black Edition Pack For Clio RS 11
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in prices, renault, Renault Clio, RenaultSport, Reports, UK on 08 11th, 2017


Renault's speedy little Clio RS is now available with a new Black Edition option pack, enabling customers to personalize the look of their car regardless of exterior color.
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This Renault Clio RS Had A Really Bad Track Day 10
May
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Nurburgring, Offbeat News, renault, Renault Clio, video on 05 10th, 2017


As far as Nurburgring accidents go, this one is among the roughest we've seen lately, although the driver walked out of the car seemingly unharmed.
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Renault Clio Gains New Range-Topping Signature Nav Version In UK, Starts From £17,715 12
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, prices, renault, Renault Clio, UK on 01 12th, 2017


After it was updated last year, the Renault Clio is now adding a new top-of-the-line trim in Britain.
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Renault Reportedly Cancels Clio RS16 Project 17
Nov
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in concepts, renault, Renault Clio, Renault Concepts, Reports on 11 17th, 2016


Since the Clio RS16’s unveiling, Renault has toyed with the idea of putting it into production, but a recent report suggests that it won't get past the concept stage.
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One Spectator Dead, Eight Injured In Rally Legend 2016 Accident 10
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Offbeat News, Rally Cars, renault, Renault Clio, Renault Videos, Reports, video on 10 10th, 2016


The San Marino special stage of the Rally Legend 2016 has ended tragically for one man, who was killed on the spot.
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One Spectator Dead, Eight Injured In Rally Legend 2016 Accident 10
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Offbeat News, Rally Cars, renault, Renault Clio, Renault Videos, Reports, video on 10 10th, 2016


The San Marino special stage of the Rally Legend 2016 has ended tragically for one man, who was killed on the spot.
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Take A 360-Degree Tour Of Renault’s 2016 Paris Show Stand 8
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, new cars, Paris Auto Show, renault, Renault Alaskan, Renault Clio, Renault Concepts, Renault Koleos, Renault Scenic, Renault Videos, Renault Zoe, video on 10 8th, 2016


If you don't have the time or the nerve to check out this year's Paris Auto Show, then Renault has you covered with a 360-degree video of its very own premieres.
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Renault Clio R.S. 16 Could Be Approved For Production Within Weeks 3
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Hot Hatch, Renault Clio, RenaultSport, Reports on 10 3rd, 2016


RenaultSport is apparently edging towards a decision on whether or not to bring the Clio R.S. 16 into production.
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Renault Asks If They Should Build The Clio R.S.16 In Humorous Ad 26
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in commercials, Paris Auto Show, renault, Renault Clio, Renault Videos, RenaultSport, video on 09 26th, 2016


Like there is a single person on this planet who doesn’t want to see this French pocket rocket built.
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