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  1. New Renault Clio 2019 unveiled with stunning new interior ahead of official launchhttps://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1079285/New-Renault-Clio-2019-launch-interior-car RENAULT has unveiled the interior of the all-new Clio - Here’s what’s changed in the radical new update.Renault has unveiled the all-new Clio hatchback which has received a number of updates an upgrades. Most notably among the changes is the awesome revamped interior which is a vast improvement compared to previous generations. Immediately the vehicle looks more high-end and premiums due to the new refined interior layout with obvious improvements in the technology, seating, and overall design. At the centre of the dashboard is the Smart Cockpit, the 9.3-inch multimedia screen (twice as large as the 7-inch version) is the biggest ever on a Renault model. It is a vertical screen and is more contemporary than some of the integrated units in its rivals. This central screen comprises the multimedia, navigation and infotainment features. Renault has also apparently used more premium soft-touch materials on the redesigned dashboard which has been reshaped to give the impression of more space and width in the Clio. The centre console is also higher and features a smaller gear lever all of which, in conjunction with the newly redesigned seats is for ergonomics. There is also a myriad of customisation options which allows the vehicle to be specified in a number of different colours to match the exterior. While the interior has been extensively updated the exterior has been left relatively unchanged. It is a minor evolutionary upgrade with tiny alterations to the grille and bumper. The body has been lowered by up to 30 mm for better aerodynamics and extra athleticism and the car can be specified with 17-inch wheels (depending on version). Other added details include the shark fin antenna, the 100 per cent LED lights, the flush tailgate, and the chrome-plated side-window surrounds. Two new exterior body colours are available now which are Valencia Orange and Celadon Blue, which join another eight body colours and three exterior customisation packs. Clio will make its official public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
  2. The upcoming Renault Clio R.S. is rumored to be getting a larger 1.8-litre turbocharged engine thanks to its brother, the Megane R.S. As reported by Caradisiac, the hot hatch is likely to make around 225bhp with the new engine, slightly up on output compared to what the current generation Clio R.S. Trophy makes. The Trophy makes 217bhp with its 1.6-litre turbocharged engine. With only a slight bump in power, Renault will be able to keep the smaller Clio R.S. from being too close in performance to its larger hot hatch, the Megane R.S. The same engine makes 276bhp in the Megane. The next generation Clio is expected to debut at the 2018 Paris Auto Show in October which also means that the RenaulSport variant should not arrive anytime sooner than late 2019.
  3. Selected markets will be getting Renault's new special edition Clio R.S 18. It is named after the Renaultsport F1 Team's 2018 challenger and is adorned with the similarly themed black and yellow livery of the F1 car. Changes to the car are minor, but driving enthusiasts will still be happy to hear updates such as the revised front dampers with hydraulic compression stops, a sharper and more direct steering, and an Akrapovic exhaust for a deeper sound. Inside, the it gets a numbered R.S.-branded door sill, Alcantara and leather-trimmed steering wheel, carbon fiber trim air vent surrounds, and redesigned carpet mats. Since the R.S 18 is based on the Clio R.S 220 EDC Trophy, it uses same 217bhp 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as its 'normal' sibling.
  4. Renault has toyed with the idea of putting its eagerly awaited Clio RS16 hot hatch into production, but it seems like it might not become a reality. Shown in May, the RS16 was created to celebrate Renaultsport’s 40th anniversary. It featured the top-of-the-line 275bhp, 2.0-litre turbo engine and suspension setup from the Megane RS 275 Trophy-R. Interestingly, it had the manual gearbox from the Megane, which was what most Renault enthusiast were craving for in the Clio RS. Sadly, even though the hot Clio was spotted undergoing test a couple of times, a recent report from Autocar said that the Clio RS16 was denied the green light for production as company bosses have been concerned with the RS16 stealing the Alpine’s thunder, since Renault plans to kick start an entire brand based on the sports car.
  5. Renault Clio puts hybrid and all other cars to shame. How come so cheap huh! Renault CLIO Reignite your passion Special Launch Price $99,999 RENAULT SPORT F1 SHOWCASE 2015 19-20 SEP | Kallang Wave Mall Atrium Catch the New Renault Clio & exclusive event offers across the Renault range this weekend: Up to $16,000 off 5-Year warranty Renault Sport Edition Watch worth $688 $500 Fuel vouchers Renault Sport F1 merchandise worth $110 Car DVR camera Exclusive Renault CashCard Solar film 1.5L Turbo engine & Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) gearbox Class-leading fuel efficiency (>27km/L or >1,200km per tank) New front-end design with distinctive LED daytime-running lights Keyless entry with walk-away auto lock 7 Coloured touchscreen with GPS, voice control & Bluetooth® Concealed rear door handles & sporty tailgate spoiler 17 Sport rims Largest boot volume (300L) in its class 4 Airbags, Electronic Stability Control & ASR Traction Control
  6. Pictures of the Renault Clio Renault Sport KZ 01 were leaked online over the weekend, showing a much more muscular car than the Renault Clio 220 Trophy. Rumored to have at least 240bhp from the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, the car is expected to be revealed next week at the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix and features enlarged wheel arches, larger side skirts and rear wing and an aggressive front end. At this stage, the car is likely to a concept car that is under evaluation for production in an extremely limited run, with only a few hundred units available for sale eventually. For those who are hoping for even more power, some french sources are even claiming that Renault could shoehorn the Megane RS Trophy's 271bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine inside the Clio!
  7. http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/review.php?AID=46 New clio, but lukewarm interest so far..anyone bought liao?
  8. Was at Ubi the other day and got some time to kill so decided to test drive the new Renault Clio 1.2 16v. Odometer before I test drive was 647 km so rather new. Motoring (Nov Issue) had a rather good write-out on this car and having test drove the earlier Clio 1.4 16v, approached the car with anticipation. Interior had been made more simple (read: cost cutting measure as usual) but still feels rather cosy. When I pulled the handbrake, my hand brushed against the SE. No, it was not a female SE in case u folks are wondering! Anyway, I still find the gear box rather notchy to my liking. Maybe I am too used to Japanese kind of gear box. The ride and handling is still as good as ever and I really like the reassuring thud when the door is closed. Something my current car is not that impressive. In the review, the article stated that the engine is free revving and quoted Civic VTEC drivers will find it as good since there is no red line. The SE encouraged me to try red-lining which I have every intention to. Indeed the engine feels smooth and did not hesitate until it reached 6500 rpm whereby the rev limiter kicked in. I had fun dragging the first two gears to red line and the SE suddenly stopped giving comments about how good the car is, etc. (Maybe that is one of the techniques one should employ to shut them up) However, after from the third gear onwards, the limitations of the small 1.2 L engine begin to make itself and it would be safe to assume that at highway speeds, overtaking must be planned well in advance. The pros of the car is generally the size and safety features. Really carpark friendly and u feel kindda cosy up in front while the rear is for u to allocate to your not so close buddies and let them feel the disadvantages of being tall. (read: headroom really lacking lah!) It has four airbags and boy am I impressed cuz even in some 2L cars, u only get two airbags. The major downside is the relatively high selling price of $68k. For a 1.2 L, that is rather expensive. Of course, not forgetting the usual maintenance problems which I think is not very fair for me to comment since I do not owned one now or before. I did take a peek into the engine bay and discover a huge radiator fan that I suspect was modified to suit the local climate. disclaimer: This test drive report is based strictly on the person writing and is no way influenced by anyone else. And no commissions for me if u decide to buy the car. Just my two cents worth.
  9. Who doesn't love hot hatch battles? We sure do and today, we shall find out via Auto Express's video whether Renault's Clio RS 220 Trophy or Peugeot's 208 GTi is faster on the track. Renault’s Clio RS 220 Trophy is the new hardcore version of the regular 200 version, featuring 20 more horses (217bhp in total), higher rev limit (6800rpm), an up to 50 percent faster double-clutch transmission and a stiffened and lowered by 20mm chassis. On the other hand, Peugeot's 208 GTI offers 208hp from its turbocharged 1.6-litre engine and is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox and uses the help of a Torsen limited slip differential to go round the bends. So who's the faster one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=314&v=gA_MSJr5gPA
  10. As Renault prepares for the market launch of the Clio Estate, the French brand has released a slew of photos of the new model. If you think that Estate body styles are well, lacking in style, the Clio Estate might change that impression. The new Clio Estate had its world premiere at last year's Paris Motor Show and will go on sale in Europe soon. The Clio Estate has an avant-garde front fascia inspired by the Dezir concept car. The Estate model has the same wheelbase as the Clio hatchback but an elongated boot means that the overall length of the car increases to 4,262mm. This improves the cargo-carrying capacity of the boot by 50% against the five-door's 443 litres. When the front passenger seat is folded flat, the new Renault Clio Estate boasts an impressive loading length of 2.48m from the tailgate to the glove compartment. The new Clio Estate is equipped with a selection of the latest power plants from Renault, including a turbocharged 0.9-litres straight-three which produces 90bhp and two versions of the diesel 1.5dCi straight-four, one with 75bhp and the other with 90bhp. All the above mentioned engines produce less than 100g of CO2 per km travelled.
  11. I know this is a weird topic but I really just wanna reach out to people who have this engine so as to share info. Please feel free to comment if you are knowledgeable on this topic. I am starting this topic for the MR16DDT engine, known as the 1.6 DIG-T engine in Nissan cars. It is a turbo charged direct injection 1618cc engine. So far, in local context I only know 3 car models use it. Please share if you know more. - Renault Clio RS (200HP, 240nm?) - Nissan Juke Turbo (187HP, 240nm) - Nissan Sylphy SSS (187HP, 240nm) I am driving a SSS. The Sylphy threads are very inactive and there does not seem to be any fellow SSS drivers around. I am going for 10k servicing soon. Had been using Tan Chong's mineral oil at 1k, 5k servicing and wanna use syn oil for next servicing as engine should have break-in now and starting on 10k intervals next. Tan Chong has their own in-house brand syn oil. I am thinking of bringing my own oil but not sure which type to use. Can anyone share what oil they had used for this engine? Should i get xW30 or xW40 oil? I don't go to the tracks at all.
  12. Saw the Renault Clio RS. Seems quite good specs except a bit small for the boot as well as the rear leg room. Anyone knows whats the Early bird prices like ?
  13. Renault has released the initial details on the all-new 2013 Clio, ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show. The MK 4 Clio is the first production model to be penned under the watch of Renault's new chief designer, Laurens van den Acker. Described as the first full expression of the Renault's 'design renaissance', the model has a DeZir concept-inspired grille, sweptback headlights and muscular fenders. The gloss black trim that stretches across the lower door panels, LED daytime running lights and integrated rear door handles make the French supermini stands out from its competitors such as the VW Polo and Ford Fiesta. When the Clio 4 goes on sale in Europe this fall, it will be launched with two engines. These include a new 0.9-litre three-cylinder turbocharged Energy TCe petrol delivering 89bhp and 135Nm of peak torque with an average fuel consumption of 4.3L/100km. Next is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel with also 89bhp. The oil burner returns a combined fuel consumption of just 3.2L/100km. In early 2013, Renault will enhance the range with a new 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 118bhp and 190Nm of torque. It will be coupled to a new six-speed dual-clutch transmission as standard. Renault has not released the details on the Clio 4's exterior dimensions but the company said that the car will have a lower ride height and wider tracks than its predecessor. The new Clio is a whopping 100kg lighter than its predecessor. That's about the weight of an American wrestler. Renault is allowing the customers to personalise the interior and exterior of the car in many ways, such as the steering wheel, gear lever, upholstery materials, dashboard, front grille and rear and side door inserts. "[The] New Renault Clio was conceived as a piece of sensuous sculpture which stimulates desire," explains van den Acker. "Like muscles, its curves express the dynamism radiated by the DeZir concept car. No acute or aggressive angles, just voluptuous curves that make you want to go up to it and caress it." I fell in love with the car when I first lay my eyes on the photos. Looks like Renault has got a winner here.
  14. Recently, I blogged on two reviews involving the Ford Fiesta ST and Peugeot 208 GTI. Now, Auto Express U.K. made a triple-threat match by pitting the Fiesta ST and 208 GTI against Renault Clio RS. In the previous reviews, the Fiesta ST was clearly preferred over its French rival. Can the American pocket rocket do it again? Like the other two members in this group test, the Clio RS is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine which is good for 200bhp and 240Nm of torque. However, it is the only car here with a twin-clutch six-speed automatic transmission. The Clio RS also takes the podium for being the priciest among the trio. Auto Express drives the cars through hundreds of miles over a range of routes ranging from motorways to towns to pick a winner. The Clio is the best in the drag race while the Fiesta is the fastest round the track.
  15. Love your hot hatches? Then you would probably want to watch the new Renault Clio RS 200 EDC being pushed to the limit by professional driver Denis Lian at the Sepang F1 circuit in Malaysia. He clocked a impressive lap time of 2:48:001 which is five seconds adrift of its bigger brother, the Megane RS250. Even though the lap looks pretty undramatic, its usually the boring laps that provides the best lap times. And of course, Sepang is a wide track so things do look milder than it should. What I did observe though are the gear changes, which look fast enough for a dual-clutch. Wonder why some of the overseas reviewers complain of a slow responding EDC gearbox... Hopefully we will get the car here soon to try it out for ourselves! Meanwhile, enjoy the video... http://dai.ly/x1kx2is_renault-clio-rs-200-edc-track-drive-with-denis-lian-part-1-2-track-version_auto
  16. Fluffy

    Clio III RS

    Renault Clio RS from AutoZine Today, Renault has announced the new generation Clio RS (Renault Sport). The hot hatch version of Clio family became world famous since the 1993 Clio Williams, which was based on the first generation Clio. It started the idea of "small hatch, big power". In 2000, the RS version of Clio II took this idea to a new level. Thanks to a 172 horsepower 2-litre 16V engine and very lightweight body, it ran neck to neck with Honda Civic Type R, which carried more power but also more weight. In 2004, the engine was upgraded to 182hp. Clio started taking the lead in the European hot hatch market. Now, following the Clio family entered the third generation, the RS is also renewed. First, you must note that like all Clio III, the Clio RS has gained a lot in size and weight. For example, it is 18 cm longer, 13 cm wider, 7 cm taller and runs a 10 cm longer wheelbase, no wonder its kerb weight jumped from 1090 kg to a hefty 1240 kg ! To compensate the weight, Renault Sport fettled its 1998 cc 16V engine. Higher valve lift, smoother intake breathing, a continuous VVT system (instead of the old discreet system) and 11.5:1 compression (instead of 11.0:1) increased its maximum output by 15hp to 197 hp. This is now occurred at 7250 rpm. Max rev is raised by 300 rpm to 7500 rpm, proving the new engine is more eager at the top end. With 197 horsepower, the Clio is now just 3 horsepower short of Honda Civic Type R. This is especially impressive considering it generates far superior torque - 159 lbft at 5550 rpm, with at least 147 lbft from 3000 to 7000 rpm ! this is definitely a new record for a naturally aspirated 2-litre four-pot engine. You know, the old Civic Type R achieved only 139 lbft at 6200 rpm, while the old Clio's 147 lbft was already class leading. It is worth praising that the engine achieves superior power and torque simultaneously. Nevertheless, 15 more horsepower and 12 lbft more torque might be not enough to offset 150 kg, so Renault also upgraded the 5-speed gearbox to 6-speed. Now 0-62 mph is claimed to be reduced by 0.2 second (6.9 versus 7.1 sec), although the previous figure was usually found conservative. Strangely, top speed claim is lowered by 4 mph to 135 mph, probably due to the increased frontal area (wider and taller). The new Clio RS is still sold at a bargain price, so it continues to go without a limited slip differential, unlike Civic Type R. However, to reduce torque steer, Renault adopted a similar approach to the Megane RS - a double-axis front suspension geometry which decouples the steering from the engine induced forces. To compensate for the additional suspension components, some of them (e.g. control arms and pivot carriers) were made of cast aluminum. Besides, the front sub-frame and bushings are strengthened. Both front and rear suspensions got stiffer springs and dampers with new valving, along with thicker anti-roll bars. In addition to wider tracks - 48 mm front and 50 mm rear, wider 215/45 tires, handling should be improved. To due with increased weight, braking system got larger discs and, up front, 4-pot Brembo calipers. Outside, the Clio RS has different air intakes compare with the regular car. In particular, it added a hot air extraction outlet at each side, behind the front wheels. This not only improves engine cooling, but also reduce aerodynamic turbulence. At the tail, a racecar-like diffuser is added under the tail to generate up to 40 kg downforce at high speed. To make space for the diffuser, the twin exhaust pipes are separated and located at either side of the diffuser, while the spare wheel has been deleted. From the factory information, the new Clio III RS seems promising, but its increased size and weight may also take some of its nimble character away. We need to wait for the first report to see whether it match its predecessor for the fun factor. The car will be produced at the ex-Alpine Dieppe plant alongside Megane RS. Renault plans to produce 10,000 units annually.
  17. In the recent episode of Autocar UK, reviewer Steve Sutcliffe pits the brand new Renault Clio RS 200 EDC against the Toyota GT 86. The Toyota GT 86 is described by Top Gear as one of the best driving sports cars of the last decade. How will it fare against the French turbocharged hot hatch tuned by Renault Sport? Revealed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the fourth generation Clio RS is powered by a 1.6-litre DIG TURBO engine lifted from the Nissan Juke and develops 200bhp with 240Nm of torque. It ditches the manual transmission in favor of the EDC (Efficient Double Clutch) dual-clutch transmission developed by Renault Sport engineers. The Century sprint is completed in 6.7 seconds. On the other corner, we have the rear-wheel drive Toyota GT 86 fitted with the world's first direct-injected, 2.0-litre Boxer engine. The 200bhp, 205Nm coupe sprints from 0 to 100km/h in 7.6 seconds when mated with a manual transmission. Read on to find out which model will come out on top!
  18. The rumour mill has been churning out news of Renault preparing a new Clio Williams. Ever since Renault signed a new contract with the Williams Formula One team to supply them with engines, many hoped that the French automaker would release a new version of the ever popular hot hatch. The original Renault Clio Williams was released in 1993 and it was said that the car was launched to celebrate Nigel Mansell
  19. Move over, Polo GTI, here comes the 2013 Renault Clio RS 200. As the name suggest, this is the performance version of the French mini hatchback. Unlike its naturally-aspirated predecessor, the new model is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine mated to a six-speed dual clutch transmission. Despite losing 400cc, the new RS produces the same power at 197bhp. What is more impressive is that turbocharged lump generates 26Nm more torque and achieves its peak torque at a much lower 1750rpm (vs 5400rpm in the old model). The pocket rocket allows the driver to select between normal and sport mode via an 'RS' button. In addition, a 'Race mode' for the transmission can be chosen and gear change would only take a mere 150 milliseconds. The car will also be offered with an optional Launch Control system. Although the century sprint timing of the new RS is not released, it is speculated to be below 6.5 seconds in 'Race mode'. The exterior styling details warn the rest of the road users not to mess with this little mean machine. The blackened side mirrors, LED DRLs, redesigned bumpers, red brake calipers, 17" black alloys differentiate the RS variant from its lesser brethren. On the inside, the RS gets red trimmings all over and sports bucket seats to keep your butt in place during hard cornering. Other standard features include touchscreen navigation, Bluetooth and USB connectivity as well as Renault
  20. 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.
  21. The Clio Sport beats MCS JCW on track. See how the Mini oversteers onto the grass verge! And as for nifty maneuverbility, the Clio outsmarts the Mini too!
  22. Check this out.. Renault Clio. Advertised 28th Nov http://www.sgcarmart.com/main/info-2fayfWsK-1269.html Sold. Re-Advertised by E***speed. 4th Dec. http://www.sgcarmart.com/main/info-2fayfWsK-1059.html What gives?
  23. http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/review.php?AID=53 i love this car..... those who said i don't like french cars better take this back..lol...nah just kidding :)
  24. Hi everyone, I was at a traffic light junction along Upper Serangoon road. Chatting away happily when I noticed this huge gaping hole along the side of this blue car in my left side mirror. I went quiet momentarily... I know that headlight, its a Clio. Those monsterous fenders and that muscular body was a dead giveaway. It's a Renault Sport Clio V6! I want to stop the car, go over and touch it. I want to record the car roar (believe me, it ROARS). I want to take a photo with the car. A Ferrari or Lambo would never have gotten a second glance from me... I never knew this car was in Singapore. Hope this owner might come across the forum, or someone who knows him might pass a message... Someone here (me) wants to caress his car.
  25. Yo See the latest Clio III review. Ermmm.....tempting... http://motoring.asiaone.com.sg/articles/N_...060413_001.html
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