Renault Clio 1.6 E-TECH Hybrid 140 Play 5dr Auto Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £20,600What Car? Target Price£18,822
Review

It might not be the most fun or comfortable small car, but the Clio continues to be a great all-rounder. The frugal E-Tech hybrid version will appeal to company car users, but the TCe 100 petrol is our pick. Stick with the mid-range Iconic trim and you’ll have yourself a very well-priced and practical family car, although interior quality and the infotainment system can’t compete with its german Volkswagen Polo rival.

Entry-level Play trim gets plenty of kit including 16in alloy wheels, cruise control, air conditioning, electric front windows, automatic headlights, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and automatic emergency braking. E-tech models add a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system as well, but we’d still upgrade to Iconic trim.

This hybrid model combines a 1.6-litre four cylinder petrol engine with a pair of electric motors and a relatively small battery. It’s a well refined and punchy engine, but it only achieved 51.6mpg when we put it through our scientific True MPG test. That’s not only down on Renault’s claimed figure of 64.2mpg but also on the Toyota Yaris’s 60mpg True MPG test result.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

64.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

299

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

99

g/km

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