Monday 3rd September 2012
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Renault Clio Overview

The Renault Clio is in the supermini class and is manufactured by the French car company Renault. After Renault had a disastrous 1980’s, this car helped restore some pride and dignity, also winning the European car of the year in 1991 and 2006, so far the only car to win this award twice. These cars are one of the most popular in this class; they are comfortable, cheap to run, practical and are quite safe. A good buy.

Renault Clio History

The first generation Renault Clio I (1990-98) was built as a replacement to the Renault 5 and I don’t even think Renault were to know how successful this car would become. A phase 2 updated version was released in 94, and a phase 3 in 96. Both these had changes to both the interior and exterior, with the phase 3 having the most noticeable changes. All across Europe this car became a hit. The second generation Clio II (1998-2006) altered the look of this vehicle by making it more rounded and there were lighter materials used, making it lighter and more cost effective, thus reducing the cost price of the vehicle. There was a sportier 16V version released for this generation. In 2001, phase 2 was introduced, changing the headlight design mainly and phase 3 in 2004 which affected the bumpers. Other parts were altered and a new engine was introduced. The third generation Clio III (2006-2012) was made larger and shared the Nissan B design platform with the Nissan Micra and other cars. These updates were to try and make the car more upmarket, thus making it more expensive and the safety features were immense, 5 out of 5 stars in European safety ratings. In 2009 it had a makeover which improved some features of the previous model. The fourth generation Clio IV (2012 - present) is released in October this year.


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Fuel Economy

This car is very good economically. The 1.5 diesel version offers an amazing 70mpg and is the best in this range. The engine range for this car is: 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.0 and 3.0L petrol and there are 1.5 and 1.9 diesel engines available.


There are three gearboxes available: 5 and 6 speed manual and also a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Have a look at the Renault gearbox section to locate your gearbox parts.


Due to the popularity of the Renault Clio, these parts are widely available through our vast network of UK Breakers. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the Clio parts page to find the parts you need. Have you experienced problems with parts on the Renault Clio? We have a list of the Renault Clio problems page here if you would like to find out more.