The competition has gotten even tougher. Car manufacturers these days are becoming so obsessed with creating the greenest car in the world. It's almost like a trophy that they can hold out to the beaming eyes of the motoring public to show that they are environmentally friendly. This time, Renault's new Clio is the current green leader.
The new Clio's party-piece is its engine. The dCi 86 powered Clio emits a mere 98g/km and that is astonishing. I think Singaporeans should be a little more accepting towards diesel powered cars as they really do offer fuel efficiency on a whole new level.
However, the problem in Singapore is that even if a diesel powered car is a Euro IV or V compliant, its road tax is still 4 times more than a conventional petrol powered one. And I think that's ridiculous when a diesel like this one can offer so much more mileage...
Anyway, the new Clio looks great, goes as far as a camel goes without water and it is relatively affordable compared to its counterparts. All in all, the new Clio is a hit, as long as the government doesn't take away too much of our money just because we want to become more environmentally friendly.