Renault launches special-edition Clio Urban Nav

Those in the market for a stylish supermini now have a new choice, as Renault has announced a special version of its popular Clio. Called the Urban Nav, it's based on the well-equipped Dynamique Nav, but gains extra kit and features for a low additional outlay.

Urban Nav debuts a new body colour – Urban Grey – and the monochrome theme is consistent across the car, with grey alloy wheels and gloss black trim.

Renault launches special-edition Clio Urban Nav
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Renault launches special-edition Clio Urban Nav

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Inside, black cloth upholstery doesn't make things any brighter, but the Urban Nav is well equipped. It gains rear parking sensors, LED headlights, sat-nav via a seven-inch infotainment screen and keyless entry.

Despite having £1,265 worth of extra equipment thrown in, the Urban Nav asks a £575 premium over the lesser Dynamique Nav – making it somewhat of a bargain.

Buyers choosing the Urban Nav can select one of two engines – either a 0.9-litre three-cylinder petrol, or a 1.5-litre diesel. Both produce 89bhp, and are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox – though a six-speed automatic is an option for the diesel.

Fuel economy is strong, with 60.1mpg claimed for the petrol and up to 85.6mpg for the diesel. Neither is particularly fast, though – 0-60mph takes between 12-13 seconds for both of the engines.

Renault's offering tempting finance packages to get customers to opt for the Clio over its top-selling Ford Fiesta, VW Polo and Vauxhall Corsa rivals. It's offering a year's free insurance on a 37-month PCP contract, priced at £149 per month.

To buy the car outright, you'll need £16,225 for the petrol, or £17,675 for the diesel.

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