The new Renault Clio GT-Line is available to order now, with prices starting from £17,395.
The new GT-Line model sits between the standard Clio range and the Renaultsport models. It offers many of the Renaultsport’s sporty styling cues, equipment and technology, but is coupled with lower running costs and insurance. For example, the GT-Line boasts economy of 54.3 mpg on the combined cycle, and CO2 emissions of just 120 g/km. Insurance is a wallet-friendly group 14E.
The new Clio GT-Line is the first model to feature Renault’s new direct-inject turbocharged 1.2-litre TCe engine. With a 120hp power output and 190Nm of torque, the 0-62 mph dash is achieved in 9.9 seconds, on its way to a 121 mph top speed.
It’s mated to the company’s EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission, which can change gears in just 170ms in Sport mode. It also features the multi-changedown function of the 200 Turbo model, which allows the driver to change down through multiple gears simply by holding the downshift paddle.
Handling tweaks come from the fitment of the Sport Chassis as standard, featuring 40% stiffer dampers and model-specific suspension stops. R.S. Drive is also standard, with two distinct driving modes – Normal and Sport. Engaging Sport mode sharpens up the car’s responses, revises the engine and gearbox mapping, ESC settings, steering feeling and throttle response.
Externally, the GT-Line boasts 17-inch alloy wheels, rear lip spoiler, side sills, rear diffuser and GT front and rear bumpers.
Inside, there’s a dark carbon interior with GT-badged seats, leather steering wheel, and GT kick-plates. Kit-wise there’s a 4x35W Arkamys audio system with 3D Sound, air conditioning, R-Link seven-inch touch-screen multimedia system with TomTom Live satellite navigation, and hands-free keycard system.
The new Clio GT-Line 120 EDC comes in five colours – White, Diamond Black, Mercury, and two Renault ID colours: Metallic Malta Blue and Metallic Flame Red.
Ordering is open now with the first models appearing in showrooms from July. First customer deliveries are expected in September.