2013 Renault Clio ready for France with test drives during October 11-15, 2012

2013 Renault Clio has been creating quite a buzz ahead of its introduction at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Clio, the supermini car produced by French automobile manufacturer Renault was originally launched in 1990 and is now in its fourth generation. Being offered as a five door hatchback, Clio RenaultSport will go on sale in Europe from early next year.

Renault Clio was on test at Nurburgring facility where it was seen with a newly styled front bumper with large air vents, a honeycomb designed grille surrounded by a body colored strip, side skirts, a large roof spoiler and twin exhaust s. Clio also has a new set of alloy wheels fitted with low profile tyres, a sportier suspension and an up to date steering system. The vehicle will be powered by a three cylinder Energy TCe 90 petrol engine giving 4.3 liters per 100 kms while emissions stand at 99g/CO2/km.

An Energy dCi 90 diesel engine capable of 3.2 liters per 100 kms and emissions at 83g/CV2/km will also be available in the new Clio. A special feature introduced by Renault will be an extended Contrat Losange warranty extension of 5 years or 100,000 kms. This will be specially offered to private owners who book their vehicle through the French sales networks.

Auto news release: New Renault Clio range description and prices (French market)

Following the model’s unveiling on July 3, 2012, and the opening of order books in France, the New Renault Clio range sees the introduction of the Dynamic equipment level and a choice of new personalisation packs:
  • Sensuous, emotional styling based on Renault’s new design identity, plus a wide range of exterior and interior personalisation options.
  • An unprecedented catalogue of features for the segment:

    • Entirely keyless car,
    • Hill start assist,
    • A range of radios all equipped with Bluetooth® and Plug&Music connectivity, plus availability of the patented Renault Bass Reflex system for optimal bass sound reproduction,
    • LED daytime running lights,
    • Nine of the 10 versions come with in-dash navigation and a seven-inch (18cm) touch screen display,
    • Reversing camera and R-Sound Effect app (with Renault R-Link).


  • Affordable innovations:

    • Renault R-Link… an in-dash tablet connected to both the vehicle’s own systems and the internet. Provides the link between the motoring and connected worlds.
    • Six-speed EDC dual clutch automatic transmission (available in the first half of 2013) for petrol and diesel engines.

Genuine driving enjoyment thanks to a choice of engines with leading low fuel consumption and CO2emissions. The list notably includes:  

    • The new three-cylinder Energy TCe 90 petrol engine (4.3 litres/100km and 99g of CO2/km1),
    • The new Energy dCi 90 engine, the most fuel-efficient diesel powerplant in its class (3.2 litres/100km and 83g of CO2/km1).

For the model’s launch, Renault has decided to offer an extended Contrat Losange warranty extension (five years/100,000km) to all private motorists who order their vehicle through the French sales network.

At the same time, Renault and DIAC will offer an exceptional, uncomplicated Renault New Deal finance planfor New Renault Clio with payment over five years/50,000km.

This plan will enable customers to acquire New Renault Clio under a deposit- and condition-free long-term lease plan from €199/month.

Customers will be able to take a closer look at New Renault Clio at a dedicated mini website (via www.renault.fr). It will also be possible to test drive the new model during the French dealership network’s special promotional operation on October 11-15, 2012.


CO2 emissions(g/km) Combined-cycle fuel consumption (l/100km) French ‘eco-subsidy’ 2012 Power (hp)
1.2 16v 75 127g 5,5 0 € 75
ENERGY TCE 90 105g 4,5 -200 € 90
ENERGY TCE 90* 99g  4,3 -200 € 90
dCi 75** 95g 3,7 -200 € 75
ENERGY dCi 90 90g 3,4 -550 € 90
ENERGY dCi 90* 83g  3,2 -550 € 90

*   CO2 optimised versions
**  To be released at a later date


Engines CO² emissions(g/km)  Authentique Expression Business Dynamique**
1.2 16v 75 127 13 700 € 15 700 €
ENERGY TCE 90 105 16 900 € 18 000 €
ENERGY TCE 90 99* 17 100 €
dCi 75** 97 16 000 € 17 800 € 18 000 € 18 900 €
ENERGY dCi 90 90 18 800 € 19 000 € 19 900 €
ENERGY dCi 90 83* 19 000 € 19 200 €

*   CO2 optimised versions
**  To be released at a later date


ABS with EBD electronic brakeforce distribution + emergency brake assist
Front and head/thorax airbags (driver and front passenger)
Hill start assist
ISOFIX child seat anchorage for outer rear seats and front passenger seat
Cruise control with speed limiter
Trip computer
Hands-free card (entry and starting)
Height-adjustable driver’s seat
Height- and reach-adjustable steering wheel
LED daytime running lights
Electric front windows
Electrically-adjustable, manually-folding door mirrors
60/40-split folding rear bench seat with two head rests
15-inch steels wheels with Extrême wheel trims
Renault BASS REFLEX system-ready radio
Tyre repair and inflation kit
Manual climate control
MEDIA NAV multimedia system with seven-inch touchscreen display (radio + navigation + Bluetooth® audio streaming + hands-free telephony + USB port + jack socket)
Button-activated ‘ECO’ mode (except 1.2 16V 75hp versions)
15-inch steel wheels with Caraïbes wheel trims (Extrême wheel trims with Energy TCe 90 99g and Energy dCi 90 83g engines)
Renault BASS REFLEX system
Body colour door mirrors and door handles
Third rear head rest
Fog lights
Rear parking sensors
Leather-trimmed steering wheel
DYNAMIQUE (to be released at a later date) = BUSINESS eco², plus…
Rain and light sensors
Fog lights
Renault hands-free card (entry, starting, automatic locking as card-holder walks away from the car)
Automatic remote control
Leather-trimmed steering wheel
One-touch electric driver’s side window
16-inch steel wheels with Faraway wheel trims
Pre-equipment for connected services (for fleets)