Renault Clio

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Launched in 1990, the Renault Clio is a fun little French supermini with competition from the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo and Vauxhall Corsa. It has, over the years, also been used as a base for other cars such as the Renault Zoe electric vehicle and a brace of performance-focused cars built by the firm’s motorsport division: Renaultsport.

  • Renault Clio Renaultsport (13-16)
  • Renault Clio Sport Tourer (08-12)
  • Renault Clio Renaultsport (06-12)
  • Renault Clio Hatchback (05-12)
  • Renault Clio Hatchback (01-08)
  • Renault Clio Renaultsport (01-05)
  • Renault Clio V6 (01-05)
  • Renault Clio (98-01)
  • Renault Clio (91-98)

Launched in 1990, the Renault Clio is a fun little French supermini with competition from the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo and Vauxhall Corsa. It has, over the years, also been used as a base for other cars such as the Renault Zoe electric vehicle and a brace of performance-focused cars built by the firm’s motorsport division: Renaultsport.

The first generation of Clio was launched at the Paris Motor Show back in 1990 and was in production for eight years. It was a curvy design which was facelifted twice – once in March 1994, and again in May 1996. That means there are actually three versions of the first Clio, and enthusiasts call them Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3.

This version also had the hot hatch market covered with the Renault Clio Williams – a collaboration between the famed racing team and Renaultsport. It used a 2-litre engine and was built in 1993. The final number made was 12,100.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Renault Clio Hatchback 2012 on

4 out of 5
Renault Clio Hatchback 2012 on

New price range:
£13,950 - £16,250

Used price range:
£3,617 - £18,703

  • Economical engines
  • Spacious interior
  • Good fun to drive
  • Trophy model handling
  • No manual gearbox for Renaultsport
  • Still some reliability concerns
  • Performance a tad lethargic

Renault Clio Hatchback 1991 - 1998

3 out of 5
Renault Clio Hatchback 1991 - 1998

New price range:
£6,589 - £15,025

Interior space, ride comfort, panache
Older models are not always reliable

Renault Clio V6 2001 - 2005

3.5 out of 5
Renault Clio V6 2001 - 2005

New price range:
£25,840 - £26,935

Used price range:
£24,458 - £35,300

Looks, noise and kudos
Expensive for a Clio

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