Looking at the hot hatch segment, the big boys have dominated it for some time until now. The rise of super hatches such as the Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy has also impacted the smaller segment when compared to the Fiesta ST and the VW Polo GTI.
Unless you’ve been out of the country, or staying away from the mainstream South African motoring press for the past few months, you’ve probably already heard of the recent launch of the limited edition Clio RS 18 F1. Built to commemorate Renault’s 40 year of Formula 1, this amazing piece of automotive artistry is based on the Clio RS 220 EDC Trophy, but offers prospective drivers so much more that you could ever imagine.
The 2019 Clio has been on the drawing board for some time. Braving the public eye for the first time earlier this year, the 2019 Clio is seen: heavily hidden behind camouflage wrap. (A contact adhesive layer meant to fool the eye with crazed patterns.) In addition, Renault has obviously swapped in some false body-panels to further hide the true form of the 2019 Clio. None of which has managed to hide a few salient facts.
With South Africa’s poor readiness it terms of hybrid infrastructure, mention of your favourite model in the same sentence as ‘electrified powertrain’ always comes as a shock to the system. Will the 2019 Clio be a plug-and-play only vehicle? We went looking for answers.
Sexy, sleek and sizzling hot, these are just three words that can be used to perfectly describe the 2017 Renault Clio. Seductive in every way, this is a French car that gives the old Clio tagline of Va Va Voom new meaning thanks to a reshaped front bumper, grill and rear skirt that quite literally make this hatchback look like sex on wheels.
With a sporty attitude, stylish French look and an engine that more than a match for most South African roads, we have just one thing to say – The New Renault Clio GT-Line is One Hell of a Ride!
From its beautifully designed exterior to its stylish and decidedly comfortable interior, this version of the now legendary Clio GT Stable will turn heads as quickly as it wins hearts and get the adrenaline pumping. But enough of the talk, let’s get down to business and take a look at this sexy motoring beast in the Cars.co.za video below:
Two years ago, the South African public fell in love with the Renault Clio GT-Line thanks to its sporty good looks, sexy swagger, street-smart attitude and 66kW 0.9-litre turbocharged engine. But now, thanks to the automotive engineering genius behind some of the most iconic modern Renault cars, we’re proud to announce the facelifted GT-Line model that now pushes out an incredible 88kW/205Nm from its 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that was up until this point only available in the Expression EDC model.
Renault had a bumper sales year in 2016 both internationally and abroad, with 3 of our vehicle models making both international and local waves thanks to their massive sales numbers. These three stalwarts of the recent automotive sales industry have helped set Renault apart from our competitors thanks to their style, build quality, reliability and driver appeal. These amazing vehicles have helped to change the driving landscape and we’re proud to present them to you.
The Renault Sandero Stepway
One of Renault’s top international sellers and South Africa’s top selling Renault of 2016. The ever popular Renault Sandero Stepway made it to the top 10 sellers list in South Africa with a total of 5861 units sold during the 12 months of 2016.
The Renault Clio is an automotive icon, and a vehicle that helped to redefine the way people saw French automobiles. Since its launch in 1990 it has achieved no fewer than 13 million sales across four generations, which makes it the best selling French car EVER. It was also the first vehicle to be awarded the prestigious European Car of the Year accolade on two separate occasions, and for 18 of the past 25 years it has been France’s top selling car. In fact, right from the very first time a Clio rolled off of the production line it has stood out as a genuine small family vehicle, although be it with one giant heart. The Clio is the pride of Renault and has evolved over the past 25 years to become what it is today. Follow the evolution of the Clio in our video presentation below:
Quite fittingly, Renault unveiled the newest brain child from its Sport division in Monaco days before the big race. To celebrate 40 years in the business, Renault Sport chose one of the most iconic locations, home of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, to show the public what creativity, sporting genius and years of experience can achieve in a mere matter of months.