Renault has confirmed the price list for Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo. The car is priced from an enticing £18,995 in the UK. Only £100 more than the three-door, manual Peugeot 208 GTi and £1,055 less than the lower-powered, DSG-equipped five-door Volkswagen Polo GTI.
2013 Renault Clio RS200 is powered by the well-known 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol with 200HP (147 kW) and 240Nm (177 lb-ft). It is connected to a 6-speed speed EDC transmission which enables the model to average 6.3 L/100km with CO2 emissions of 144g/km.
The exterior boasts a new front fascia, some gloss black accents and a dual sports exhaust system. The Clio RS200 also features LED daytime running lights and 18” “Dark Metal” alloy wheels. The ride is closer to the ground thanks to sport-tuned suspension.
The interior boasts sport-steering wheel, two-tone fabric seats and alloy pedals. Options include leather upholstery, heated front seats and a SAT NAV infotainment system.
The standard kit list for Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo is impressive. Air conditioning, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and ETC (Electronic Traction Control), keyless start and entry, integrated MediaNav seven-inch touchscreen including 4×20W Arkamys audio with Bass Reflex speaker system, Bluetooth and USB input all feature. More equipment comes courtesy of cruise control, electric door mirrors, Renaultsport front seats, and probably something that plenty of owners might need every now and then, a speed limiter. The standard tyre is Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2.
Moving up to the top-of-the-range Lux adds plenty of creature comforts. Infotainment gets a boost through an enhanced 4×35W Arkamys 3D Sound audio system plus two tweeters, and the MediaNav system morphs into the integrated R-Link multimedia system. It features the same seven-inch touchscreen, but welcomes Carminat TomTom Live navigation with three months free subscription and Renault App Store access. Added convenience is dialled in via auto lights and wipers, climate control, electrically adjustable and folding door mirrors, extra tinted rear windows and tailgate, plus electric rear windows
Ordering for the new Clio flagship opens on 8 April 2013, before taking centre stage in showrooms from June.