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 £19,995What Car? Target Price£18,270
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.

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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 can’t quite match the diesel for fuel efficiency, yet it emits less CO2 and is in a far lower BIK company car tax bracket. It’s smooth in operation with decent performance after a bit of hesitation.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

65.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

300

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

96

g/km

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