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Fuel: Hybrid

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Electric front windows, ABS+EBD+Brake assist, E-call, Cruise control + speed limiter, Trip computer, Body colour door mirrors, E-TECH battery, Sound auditorium, Body colour door handles, LED front fog lights...

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MPG

Combined - 64 mpg EC Extra Urban - 0 mpg EC Urban - 0.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

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CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

Until now, hybrid technology has usually been decreed too pricey for the supermini segment but Renault has attempted to democratise it with this car, the Clio Hybrid. It's a little pricier than an ordinary Clio but the French brand hopes you'll be impressed by the key WLTP figures here - 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 98g/km of CO2, plus there's an 'EV' option that gives limited all-electric driving range.

Background

This is where it starts getting interesting. Europe now has the world's strictest emission regulations, requiring a 95g/km across-the-board range average for small cars which it simply isn't possible for a manufacturer to meet without electrifying a large number of its engines. Prior to 2020, all that was available in that regard in the small car market was the Toyota Yaris self-charging Hybrid and a handful of EV models that hardly anyone bought. That's got to change - and it's going to. An obvious route to driving down your brand's supermini emissions average is to churn out full battery versions - which is why Peugeot has launched its e-208, Vauxhall has the Corsa-e and Renault sells its ZOE. But these cars are getting on for £30,000 in a market that expects to buy a small car for way less than that. So other solutions must be found, like this, the Clio Hybrid.

Driving Experience

Unlike the plug-in E-TECH engine that Renault uses in the Captur and the Megane, this isn't a plug-in powerplant: Renault reckons that would make this particular Clio too pricey. Instead, it's a 'self-charging' full-Hybrid unit like that in, say, a Toyota Yaris (so it can, for very short periods, run independently on full-electric power, unlike the mild hybrid engines you'll find in segment rivals like the Ford Fiesta and the Kia Rio). Renault makes much of the way the design of this car's engine borrows from its F1 racing technology. Like the racing powerplant, this one is extremely compact and features two electric motors, one with 36kW on the rear of the gearbox and one with 15kW on top of the transmission, along with a four-cylinder 1.6-litre 140hp normally aspirated petrol engine. The gearbox is an auto of course and the motor is powered by 1.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack located beneath the boot floor. The rest of the drivetrain has somehow been shoehorned beneath the bonnet. There's plenty of mid-range pulling power - the petrol engine musters 144Nm of it, whilst the electric motor generates 205Nm and the HSG (High-Voltage Starter Generator) delivers an addition 50Nm. The result is excellent acceleration - especially at speeds of between 50mph to 75mph where the battery assists with sharper responses than a conventional petrol or diesel engine, enabling a 50mph to 75mph time of just 6.9 seconds. But efficiency is this car's primary purpose and Renault claims that a Clio Hybrid will be able to travel for 80 per cent of urban journeys on battery power alone. Plus the car is able to travel up to 38mph in all-electric mode.

Design and Build

Apart from the badge work, there are no visual differences to mark the Clio Hybrid out from standard variants in the range. Stylist Laurens van den Acker wanted this MK5 model Clio to be more expressive, while keeping the previous version's sleek profile. The body has been lowered by up to 30mm and big 17-inch wheels give top versions a more dynamic look. At the front, the bonnet incorporates ribs for a sculpted effect. The grille is bigger and the front bumper is more pronounced with a very expressive central air scoop. Full-LED headlights are now standard and the rear lights can feature a more distinctive C-Shape signature. The cabin is of high quality, with plush materials and a soft coating on the dashboard, the door panels and the central console surround. The instruments are quite driver-focused and there's one of the larger centre-dash infotainment screens in the segment, with two sizes available - 7.0-inches or (with navigation) 9.3-inches. Further up the range, there's another screen in the instrument binnacle, measuring 7-inches and replacing conventional dials. The seats on this Clio are much better than what you'd usually find in this segment in terms of comfort and support. They offer a longer seat base and a more enveloping shape. One advantage of going the self-charging hybrid route rather than opting for a PHEV plug-in hybrid is that the self-charging hybrid solution doesn't much compromise boot capacity. The space on offer ranges from 366-litres up to as much as 1054-litres, depending on the position of the rear bench.

Market and Model

Prices start at just under £20,000 and there's a choice of four main trim levels - 'Play', 'Iconic', 'S Edition' and 'R.S. Line'. In terms of the price premium over a conventionally-engined Clio, think about £3,600 more than a Clio TCe 100 petrol and around £1,700 more than a Clio dCi 85 diesel. Equipment levels are reasonably generous. Even the base model gets air-conditioning, cruise control with a speed limiter, power-folding mirrors, full-LED auto headlamps and a multimedia system with Bluetooth, DAB and USB connection. Plus there are a range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with lane departure warning, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking and traffic sign recognition. You'll probably want to stretch at least as far as mid-range 'Iconic'-spec, which gives you 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels with black inserts, a 7-inch Easy Link touchscreen with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a hands-free key card, rear parking sensors, front LED fog lights and tinted rear windows. The 'S Edition' adds 17-inch wheels, a 9.3-inch infotainment screen, front parking sensors, a rear view camera, climate control and a 7-inch TFT driver information display. 'R.S.-Line'-spec gets you a body kit, sportier wheels and sporty cabin touches.

Cost of Ownership

The key figures here are some way off what you might expect for a pricier Plug-in hybrid but, Renault reckons (and we concur) that they're more realistic than a PHEV model's claimed readings would be. The WLTP figure for combined cycle fuel economy is 64.2mpg and we reckon around 50mpg should be regularly achievable without too much trouble. The WLTP CO2 reading is 98g/km. There's a 22% BiK taxation rating, which is much better than you'd find with a conventional petrol or diesel-engined supermini.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Glacier white
  • Solid paint
  • Cloth - Black
  • Manual air conditioning
  • 16" Philia diamond cut alloy wheels
  • Tyre inflation kit

Body Glass

  • Electric front windows
  • Rear wiper
  • Drivers one touch window with anti-pinch feature
  • Extra tinted glass on rear windows + tailgate

Brakes

  • ABS+EBD+Brake assist
  • Hill start assist
  • ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
  • Automatic emergency braking system

Communication

  • E-call

Driver Aids

  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Variable assistance electric PAS
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Lane keep assist
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Over speed prevention
  • Eco mode driving function

Driver Information

  • Trip computer
  • Gear change indicator
  • 7" TFT colour instrumental display
  • Easy link 7"screen with nav, 4x20W amp, DAB double tuner, 2xUSB, 1xJack/Bluetooth, and smartphone integration plus - Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

Driving Mirrors

  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors

Engine

  • E-TECH battery

Entertainment

  • Sound auditorium

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured rear spoiler
  • Exterior rear hidden door handles
  • Chrome insert on lower side doors with Clio embossing

Exterior Lights

  • LED front fog lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Full LED front and rear headlamps intergrating daytime running lights at the front and rear

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Pollen filter
  • Air recirculation control

Interior Features

  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Multi function steering wheel
  • Front door storage bin
  • Front cupholders
  • 12V Accessory socket
  • 6.2L front glovebox
  • Synthetic leather steering wheel

Packs

  • Exterior chrome pack - Clio

Safety

  • Seatbelt warning
  • Tyre pressure warning
  • Front side airbags(head+thorax)
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • 3 point seatbelts on all rear seats
  • Height adjustable driver's seatbelt
  • Driver and passenger front and side airbag deactivation
  • Distance warning alert

Seats

  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • Driver's seat height adjustment
  • System for Restraint and Protection SRP-front seats
  • Isofix system on outer rear seats
  • 3 rear height adjustable headrests
  • 60/40 split rear seats

Security

  • Central door locking
  • Locking fuel filler cap
  • Deadlocking system
  • RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device) with automatic door locking
  • Hands free key card with push button, start and stop function
  • Remote central locking with thatcham approved immobiliser
  • Rear door and window child locking function (front driver door control panel)

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.9
  • Engine Power - BHP 140
  • Engine Power - KW 103
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 5600
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 106
  • Engine Torque - NM 144
  • Engine Torque - RPM 3200
  • Top Speed 112

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