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Waving goodbye to the Renault Clio

The Renault Clio has always been a bit of an unorthodox gem. Regardless of the generation or model year, it remained a fun, small, inner-city hatchback brimming with French flair and intrigue. The new, fifth-generation Renault Clio promised all of those things...

2018 Renault Clio RS Cup review

Renault's Clio RS hyper-compact has had a midlife face lift. We check out the mid-range Cup version to see if a fiddling of pricing and spec can bring some added glow to the heroic hot hatch's halo.

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Reefton Spur

Welcome to another instalment of our little Top Driving Roads series, intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. To clarify, driving isn’t always about going fast; we want to make that bit clear...

2017 Renault Clio Zen review

The recently updated 2017 Renault Clio has doubled-down on its French flair, but is it still a worthy challenger in a hotly-contested segment?

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Renault Clio Videos

Renault Clio RS220 Trophy v Renault Megane RS265 Cup - Hillclimb Battle

Read the article here. We put the Renault Clio RS220 Trophy head-to-head against the Renault Megane RS265 Cup, in a lap-time battle around the 1.3-kilometre Haunted Hills hillclimb circuit in Victoria. Teaming a 162kW/260Nm turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder with a dual-clutch automatic transmission and a launch control system, the limited edition Renault Clio RS220 Trophy claims 0-100km/h in 6...

The Nurburgring Review : RSR track car rentals

As a motoring enthusiast, no trip to Europe would be complete without a visit to the Mecca of motoring… The Nurburging. Although The Ring is the Holy Grail of motorsport and home to the famous 24-hour race, these days it is use by car manufactures from around the globe as the ultimate proving ground, such are the demands of the circuit...

2015 Renault Clio RS track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. Renault likes to think of its RS cars as having DNA that comes from the racetrack but translates to the road. Well, today, we’re going back the other way, taking the city-dwelling Clio RS to Sandown Raceway for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test… Now my voice might not be the best today but luckily it’s not about me it’s about this...

Our French Picks for Bastille Day

To celebrate Bastille Day, CarAdvice.com.au takes a look at six French cars we think you should have on your list when shopping for a new car.

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Renault Clio Comparisons

2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI v Renault Clio RS Sport

The Volkswagen Polo is only two years younger than the Golf, yet it took 19 years for Volkswagen to finally determine that its city car would be a good fit for the sporty GTI badge. In between the first Golf GTI of 1976 and the original Polo GTI of 1995, the German brand believed its Passat family sedan and wedge-shaped Scirocco coupe were worthier recipients of the famous trio of capital letters (though there was a supercharged Polo G40 in 1991)...

2018 Renault Clio RS Cup v Suzuki Swift Sport comparison

You don't need to spend a ton of cash to have fun on four wheels, nor do you need maximum power. Sometimes cars with lower performance ceilings, driven near their ragged edge, are the most fun of all. Cases in point, the two you see here. The just-launched Suzuki Swift Sport from Japan and the just-updated Renault Clio RS200 Cup from France, both pocket rockets par excellence...

Renault Clio RS220 Trophy v Renault Megane RS265 Cup: Comparison Review

Intra-brand rivalries can be fun. Comparing the top-spec variant of one model in a manufacturer's line-up with the entry-level version of another, can often deliver interesting outcomes. And when the gap between them, in sheer dollar terms anyway, is rather close, things can be even more interesting...

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Renault Clio News

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020

It was a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers reduced their ranges, discontinued under-performers and replaced older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Nissan boss says next Micra will be a Renault – report

The next Nissan Micra will be a rebadged Renault, according to Nissan boss Ashwani Gupta. Nissan will ask Renault to take the lead on developing and building the next-generation Micra, according to an interview in French newspaper Le Monde...

2014-2015 Renault Clio recalled for defective front windscreen wipers, faulty fastening of rear spoiler

Renault Australia has issued two recalls for its 2014-2015 Clio hatchback due to a defective front windscreen wiper component and faulty fastening of rear spoilers on some variants. Recall: windscreen wiper Renault Australia has issued a recall of 5881 of its model-year 2014-2015 Clio IV due to a defective front windscreen wiper component...

Peugeot 208 named 2020 European Car of the Year

The new Peugeot 208 has beat out six other finalists to claim Europe's Car of the Year title for 2020. The French marque’s hatchback finished with 281 points, 39 ahead of the runner-up, Tesla’s Model 3, which claimed 242 points. The award was presented behind closed doors at the Palexpo convention centre in Geneva following the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show over concerns around the spread of coronavirus...

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Renault Clio Owner Reviews

2012 Renault Clio RS Angel And Demon review

It's a cool Saturday morning. Before setting off on a spirited drive, it is widely recommended to allow the machine to warm itself up before hitting the road. I climb into the driver's seat awkwardly as I try to limit contact with the immaculate right side bolsters. While my right foot is on the middle pedal, I trigger the engine start procedure from the centre console...

2005 Renault Clio Sport Cup F1 Team Ed review

The year was 2005 and I stood scruffy-haired, fresh license in hand, starting to ponder what first car I would get. Unfortunately, reality hit like a freight train and I soon realised that the hot hatches I had been seeing on TV and around town would be out of reach, mainly due to the price of insurance (in the UK at the time)...

2010 Renault Clio RS 200 Gordini Edition review

Nature or nurture? I come from a family of decidedly motoring non-enthusiasts, but have been mad about cars and anything mechanical since before I could speak. My father recounts with a great deal of humour how I would jump up in the back seat of the HQ as a two-year old and point at cars and make all sorts of excited noises when I saw a car I liked...

2005 Renault Clio Sport Cup review

In a time when cars are becoming more and more anaesthetic and more insulated, technology and numbers on paper seem to dominate what a buyer looks for a car. Once upon a time it was how it made the driver feel, how nice the gearshift was and how engaging it was to punt around. Oh, how times have changed...

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