Say "bonjour" to Renault's new Clio and Clio RS

Renault reveals Va Va Voom Clio
Renault is hoping to bring back a little Va-Va-Voom to the UK with its brand new Clio, which has just made its debut at the Paris motorshow.

The Clio, now in its fourth generation since the "Papa and Nicole" adverts of 20 years ago, has a whole new clean look and comes packed with technology and a trio of new engines.
The smallest, a turbocharged 0.9-litre three-cylinder petrol, outputs 90bhp and an impressive 135Nm of torque - achieving 65.7mpg on the combined cycle and a 99g/km CO2 output.

Following is a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol with 120bhp, and a 1.5-litre diesel offering 88.3mpg and 90bhp. Both will eventually be available with a new dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Renault is also touting a brand new entertainment package called R-Link, featuring apps that range from navigation by TomTom to Michelin travel guides, and even voice-command controlled email and Twitter functionality.

Renaultsport Clio

An Apple-style App Store will allow owners to download new applications as they become available - all via the car's dedicated internet connection.

Hot hatch fans will be pleased to see a Renaultsport Clio making an appearance too, now with 200bhp from a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine that serves up more power than the old 2.0.

For the first time too it'll be automatic-only, sporting Renault's new dual-clutch gearbox with paddles on the steering wheel. It's also the first sporty Clio to be supplied in five-door body style - as Renault have axed the three-door across the range.

Prices are yet to be revealed for either model, but the new Clio should be on sale early next year.

Renault Clio & Renaultsport Clio
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