Renault Clio: Why Buy?
Renault Clio - A substantial commercial success
The Renault Clio was launched as a super-mini car in 1990 by the French car manufacturer Renault. 2012 saw the fourth generation of the car being rolled out.
It has seen substantial success since its launch. It is one the top selling cars in Europe. It restored Renault’s reputation in the market after the difficult phase that the company faced towards the end of the 1980’s. Apart from the Volkswagen Golf, the Clio comes second to winning the European Car of the Year Award in 1991 and 2006.
In Japan however, the Renault Clio is known as the Renault Lutecia. This was because the name CLIO clashed with Honda’s sales network in Japan which is called Honda Clio.
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Technical Characteristics of Renault Clio
Technical Characteristics of 2009 Renault Clio 1.5 dCi Automatic produced by Renault (FR).
|Body Type||Hatchback 3 doors / 5 seats|
|Front Track||1472 mm|
|Rear Track||1470 mm|
|Ground Clearance||120 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||55 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Front wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|Fuel Supply System||common rail direct diesel injection|
|Max Power||85HP (63 kW) @ 3750 rpm|
|Max Torque||200Nm @ 1900 rpm|
|CO2 Emissions||118 g/Km|
|Cam Design||SOHC - Single Overhead Camshaft|
|Valves per cylinder||2|
|Standard Wheels||6J x 15 / 6J x 15|
|Standard Tyres||185/60 R 15 84H / 185/60 R 15 84H|
|Transmission||5 speed automatic|
|Number of gears||5|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||15 seconds|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|