Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo – just 44.8 mpg

"Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo"

Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo


On the back of significant acclaim for New Clio, Renault’s now laying down the gauntlet to the “hot” supermini brigade with confirmation of the latest details for the New Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo.

The new model takes things onto a whole new level, both in terms of overall driver appeal and being able to enjoy every day. Under its sleek five-door bodyshell, New Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo packs the new Renaultsport-developed 200hp, 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine, as well as its performance arm’s first EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission.

Naturally, there is a liberal sprinkling of Renaultsport’s magic, including a few tricks learned from its motor sport success. Combine this with Renault’s very latest thinking when it comes to comfort and versatility, and you have a compelling car which is great to drive and easy to live with. But, when the mood takes them, drivers can also let it off its leash to become a genuine performance car, as well as a potent trackday car.

In addition to its sensuous styling, the new Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo combines class-leading dynamics with impressively reduced fuel consumption and emissions, down by almost a quarter, so that it’s even cheaper to own. Designed and engineered by Renaultsport, the latest in a long line of iconic hot Clios is made in Dieppe, France, and targets those who appreciate beautiful cars and exacting purists alike.

The New Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo is 36kg lighter than its predecessor, and even with its hallmark versatility, it retains startling performance when judged against the stopwatch: the 0-62 mph sprint takes just 6.7 seconds, it can cover 1,000 metres in only 27.1 seconds from a standing start and on a racetrack it is capable of reaching a top speed of 143 mph.

There is more to New Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo than just driving pleasure and cutting-edge performance. With combined cycle fuel consumption of 44.8 mpg, it sets new standards in terms of economy and environmental sensitivity. As for comfort, the latest Renaultsport firecracker scotches the theory that sharp handling always equates to an uncomfortably firm ride. It fulfils its rich promise with efficiency in every sense.

New Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo uses just 44.8 mpg, equivalent to CO2 emissions of only 144g per kilometre. Compared with the naturally aspirated 2.0-litre engine under the bonnet of the previous generation, this represents a saving of almost 25 per cent. As a result, in the UK it means an impressive VED cost of £135, a saving of £325 on its predecessor.

UK pricing to be confirmed on 28 February. Ordering opens in April with first deliveries in June.