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AA Cars works closely with thousands of UK used car dealers to bring you one of the largest selections of Renault Clio cars on the market. You can also browse Renault dealers to find a second hand car close to you today.
Launched in 1990, the French supermini is the only car to be named European Car of the Year twice: once in its first year and again 15 years later. With the Clio I (90-98), Clio II (98-2012) and Clio III (06-13), Renault continues to offer fun, fashionable driving on a budget. The incredible number of trims means that there's a car perfect for every driver while there's an (almost) equally formidable choice of engines. The interior was updated in 2001 to offer a touch more quality and while extremely tall drivers might be better looking elsewhere, for younger drivers looking for a good value drive (particularly in the diesel offering), there are few cars that can beat the Clio. The new, muscular 2012 hatchback (which includes Renault's R-Link integrated tablet technology) looks like it's going to be incredibly popular, particularly the 88mpg 1.5 dCi engine.
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Renault Clio Back to top
One of the most popular cars in Europe, the Renault Clio has been held in consistently high esteem over its twenty year history. Now in its fourth generation, there are no signs that its popularity is set to decline.
The first Clio was introduced in 1990, and since then its mix of good performance, reliability and affordability has made it one of the leading superminis on the roads. Other than the Volkswagen Golf it is the only car to have won the European Car of the Year award twice (1991 and 2006), and today maintains its position as a car for all motorists.
Why buy a Clio? Back to top
The Renault Clio is one of the strongest performers in its class.
Renaults are considered to be excellent all-rounders, and the Clio is no exception. They offer a mix of superior drive, reliable engines and an excellent safety rating, and so it's easy to see why the Clio has remained such a popular choice among all drivers.
Undeniably a large factor in its success is the fact that it is a car which is very economical to run. Many of the most recent generation models feature stop/start technology as standard, while the 1.5 dCi returns an impressive 83.1mpg and emits just 93g/km, qualifying it as road tax exempt. The one exception is the third generation 1.6 petrol Clio, but other than this the full range is economic to run as well as maintain.
Inside, the Clio is roomy and boasts a good economy of space, which allows for four adults to travel in comfortably. There is little over-complication on the dashboard, and so this leaves it clean and functional while still being stylish. Luggage space is good while not being market leading, but this is a small compromise, as it still offers enough space to make it a very practical car.
The ride quality is good in the Clio, offering straightforward handling, good power and a bit more life than a number of its competitors. While there have been some concerns in the steering department for some models, the overall drive experience is one of the best in the supermini class.
As with the rest of the Renault range, the Clio is a top performer in the safety category, and most models have been awarded with the full five star rating by the Euro NCAP crash testing rating. Offering above average performance in nearly every aspect, the Clio is a versatile, practical and exciting car, and so is easily suited to drivers of all ages and temperaments.
Clio updates Back to top
Here's a brief overview of the Clio's history, starting at the 1990 Paris Motor Show.
Which Clio should I buy? Back to top
With four generations of Clio and a number of facelifts and redesigns there are a number of different models to consider. Here we look at some of the key features of the most recent generation of Clio.
15" Energy wheel trims, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, radio system with Bluetooth, USB and hands-free technology, LED daytime running lights, hill start assist, ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Manual air conditioning, 16" Passion alloy wheels in chrome, front fog lights, ESC, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, radio system with Bluetooth, USB and hands-free technology, LED daytime running lights, hill start assist, ABS with EBD.
16" Passion alloy wheels in chrome, Arkamys radio with Bluetooth hands-free technology, USB and Renault Bass Reflex Sound system, hands-free key card, Renault MediaNav integrated on board multimedia system including 7" touch screen and Navteq Nav 'n' Go Satellite Navigation.
17" Desire alloy wheels in various colours, body coloured rear parking sensors, automatic climate control, Arkamys radio with Bluetooth hands-free technology, USB and Renault Bass Reflex Sound system, hands-free key card, Renault MediaNav integrated on board multimedia system including 7" touch screen and Navteq Nav 'n' Go Satellite Navigation.