2019 Renault Clio verdict
It may look familiar on the outside, but the Renault Clio has undergone quite a transformation inside and under the skin...
The new Renault Clio may not be the greatest car to drive in the class, but it handles tidily and is comfortable enough most of the time. It's only really the TCe 100 engine's lack of low-down punch that's likely to frustrate.
However, if you can put up with that, the good news is that the Clio’s interior is seriously impressive. There may be more spacious cars in the class for rear seat passengers, but there’s enough room for the majority of people, while the boot is huge. Then there’s the quality; it really is a big step on from the old model and should give some premium manufacturers a bit of a shock. For many, that alone will be reason enough to strongly consider the Clio when it arrives in the autumn.
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Rated 4 out of 5
2019 Renault Clio TCe 100 Iconic specification
Price £16,500 (est) On sale October Engine 3cyl, 999cc, petrol Power 99bhp at 5000rpm Torque 118lb ft @ 2750rpm Gearbox 5-spd manual Kerb weight 1178kg 0-62mph 11.8sec Top speed 116mph Economy 64.2mpg (WLTP combined) CO2, tax band 100g/km, 24% (NEDC)