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The popular supermini scored highly for its comfort, value, and advanced technology.
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Renault Clio Named Best Small Car 2024 by What Car?

Renault Clio Named Best Small Car 2024 by What Car?

The popular supermini scored highly for its comfort, value, and advanced technology.

  • The Renault Clio has long been one of the UK’s most popular superminis. The launch of the Clio E-Tech back in 2020 presented drivers with a more efficient version, featuring a hybrid powertrain.
  • It’s now been named the Best Small Car in 2024 by What Car? with its stylish design, comfortable interior, and efficient performance.
  • The five-seater hatchback offers 16” Boa Vista alloy wheels, a 391-litre boot, and a range of driver assistance features.


The Renault Clio has been named Best Small Car at the 2024 What Car? Car of The Year Awards.

Read on to find out why this practical supermini lives up to its title.

Celebrating the Renault Clio

The Clio took the coveted title of Best Small Car 2024 at the What Car? Car of The Year Awards in London.

Celebrated annually, the awards recognise the latest innovations in the motoring industry. With a panel of judges ranging from automotive journalists to product experts and beyond.

Though it was the Renault Clio that scooped up the award for Best Small Car – and it’s not hard to see why!

With prices starting from just £17,314, the Renault Clio is already reasonably priced. Plus, with our range of budget-friendly finance options like Personal Contract Purchase (PCP), you can split the cost in a way that suits you.

Award-winning design

From the front, the new grille with full LED headlights and the new Renault badge gives a clean, modern look. The rear also features the updated emblem, with black lettering and full LED rear lights.

Renault Clio eSprit Alpine rear view

Three trim levels are available, including evolution, techno, and eSprit Alpine. The latter offers the sportiest level of style, with 17” diamond cut alloy wheels, and extra special interior touches.

Inside, the compact yet spacious cabin is sure to appeal to all. The seats feature soft upholstery made from 60% plant fibres – both comfortable and sustainable! They even stood out to judges for their comfort, setting them apart from others in the segment.

Renault Clio eSprit Alpine interior

As for technology, there’s a seven-inch digital display to keep you informed, along with a seven-inch multimedia touchscreen. Using this, drivers can seamlessly switch from navigation to music streaming, and stay connected on the go. Complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Keeping you safe is a range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on board. These include Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System, Traffic Sign Recognition, and more. All so you can drive confidently wherever the Clio takes you.

Powerful and efficient

Also owing to its success is the Clio’s practical and refined petrol engine. Unlike most petrol engines of today, the Clio’s TCe 90 engine allows you to enjoy more efficiency and power.

It offers a more refined drive with an engaging manual gearbox and is fitted with a timing chain to reduce maintenance costs. With a combined mpg of between 53.3-54.3, you can maximise your miles and make the most of your fuel.

For a petrol engine, the TCe 90 also achieves a reasonable 118-120g/km of CO2 emissions. Obviously, it’s not as efficient as its full-hybrid alternative, but it comes pretty close.

As for performance, the Clio offers a fun, energetic drive with 160Nm torque and a maximum speed of 112mph. Not that you’ll be reaching that on the motorway! It also reaches 0-62mph in a respectable 12.2 seconds, given it’s a compact hatchback and not a race car.

Overall, the Clio is a confident all-rounder, offering impressive performance and efficiency.

Discover the Renault Clio at Bristol Street Motors

Has the Renault Clio caught your eye? We just so happen to have a wide range of models in stock at Bristol Street Motors.

Book a test drive to see how the Renault Clio fits into your lifestyle. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with our expert team who can help you find the right Clio for you.

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