The five-door version won’t be available until January 2006, but deliveries of the three-door, which accounts for 75% of UK Clio sales, begin on October 15.
Buyers wanting petrol power can choose between a 1.2-, 1.4- and 1.6-litre. For diesel-lovers, the Clio can be ordered with a 1.5dCi engine in three different states of tune: 70bhp, 85bhp and 105bhp. A RenaultSport version will follow next year.
Four trim levels are offered, from the entry-level Extreme, through Expression, Dynamique to the sporty Dynamique S. Core specification includes variable assisted power equipment, CD-player, tinted windows and an additional 12v power supply. All three-door Clios have at least six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, ISOFIX child seat mountings and achieve five-star EuroNCAP occupant protection rating for adults and four stars for children.
The 1.4 Dynamique is expected to be the most popular variant, priced at £10,750 including air-con. The combination of value, style and equipment will ensure the Clio stays in the UK’s top 10 sellers list.
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