The New 2009 Renault Clio 3 Door
The New 2009 Renault Clio 3 Door

Following the Renault Clio 2009 range's world debut alongside the new Renault Scenic range, new Renault Megane Sport Tourer and the new Renault Megane Renaultsport 250 at the Geneva motor show last month, UK pricing has now been released for the new 3- and 5-door versions.

Featuring refreshed styling and two new versions - TomTom Edition and GT - the new line-up is available to order now and arrives in showrooms on 15th May 2009.

The new Renault Clio 2009 range starts with entry-level Extreme on 3 door versions only. Offering generous equipment levels with 4x20W radio CD MP3 and RCA socket, six airbags, front fog lights and electric front windows, the car has a starting price of £9,995.

Moving up to Expression (from £10,595) in 5 door and Sport Tourer guise, the second most popular trim level offers 60:40 split folding rear seat, electric heated door mirrors and driver's seat height adjustment for added comfort and convenience.

Additional standard equipment on the Sport Tourer version includes black roof bars, body coloured rear spoiler and removable boot floor for extra versatility and security.

Designed to appeal to fleets in particular, Expression A/C (5 door and Sport Tourer) naturally adds air conditioning to the generous Expression trim level.

The core Renault Clio model, Dynamique (from £11,545 for the 3 door), retains its 16" alloy wheels with extended front wings, air conditioning, auto headlights and wipers, curtain airbags, one-touch front electric windows (driver's side), as well as its sport-oriented leather steering wheel and gearknob, satin chrome interior detailing and soft touch dashboard.

Following the launch of the first affordable integrated satellite navigation system with Carminat TomTom in the new Renault Grand Scenic, the Renault Clio 2009 is the second range to benefit.

The new Carminat TomTom (5.8 inch colour screen) can be specified either as an option (with remote control and SD card) for £450, or as part of a model in its own right, with the launch of the new TomTom Edition (from £11,905 for the 3 door). Sitting just above Dynamique, the two versions available offer all of its ample equipment list, plus cruise control and speed limiter.

Bridging the gap between the sporty Dynamique and flagship Renaultsport 200 models, another trim level, the Renault Clio GT, joins the fold, with prices starting from £13,495. Underlining its warm hatch potency, the three-door model gains a new Clio engine - the 1.6 VVT 128 petrol, with several exterior and interior features highlighting its sportiness.

Distinguishable from lesser models on the outside, the alterations include new 16" 'GT' alloy wheels, extra tinted rear windows and tailgate, fixed cornering lights with black surrounds and, most notably, GT front and rear spoilers, side skirts and twin exhausts.

The performance-oriented enhancements continue on the inside with bespoke GT seats in dark and light carbon with GT logo, drilled aluminium pedal facings, white rev counter and GT leather steering wheel.

Completing the range are the luxury Privilege (from £13,695) and Initiale models (from £16,595), reserved for 5 door versions only. Like the Renault Clio GT, both are available with the flagship diesel engine, 1.5 dCi 106 with six-speed gearbox.

The former offers an abundance of comfort features such as climate control, electric front windows with one touch control for driver and front passenger, electric rear windows, Renault hands free keycard with reach adjustable steering wheel, as well as the chic part leather upholstery.

Last, Initiale offers the finest choice of specification, typical of much larger cars, with 4x20W radio CD MP3 with Bluetooth and 'Plug & Music' (RCA socket and USB connection), Thatcham category 1 alarm, Carminat TomTom, climate control, electrically heated and folding door mirrors, beige leather upholstery, metallic paint, rear parking proximity sensors and Storage Pack (sunglasses holder, rear sunblind and under parcel shelf garment carrier).

For customers wishing to tailor versions to their exacting tastes, an extensive range of options are available.

Available to order now, the Renault Clio 2009 range launches in UK showrooms on 15th May 2009.

Published : 30/04/09 Author : Staff

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