Building on the success of the former 98g/km Clio, the latest versions of the 1.5-litre diesel-engined supermini now offer even lower emissions and greater fuel economy, thanks to a raft of enhancements. The extra economy comes via an ‘Eco Pack’ which can be specified as a £250 option on Expression trim level versions of Clio 3- and 5-door. Prices for the standard model, prior to adding the optional pack, are £12,200 and £12,800 OTR.
Costing only £12,450 with the optional pack included, the three-door Clio is the cheapest sub-100g/km of CO2 supermini in the UK, being £1,445 cheaper than the equivalent low-emission Ford Fiesta Econetic (£13,895 OTR) and a considerable £2,410 less than the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion (£14,860 OTR).
And it’s not exactly spartan either, as the standard Expression versions come highly equipped with 4x20W RDS radio CD with aux input and fingertip remote control, front fog lights and electric front windows and door mirrors. Several options are available, including air conditioning, extra tinted windows and tailgate and fully integrated Carminat TomTom Live satellite navigation. Entry-level Expression now also benefits from the soft-touch dashboard of more luxurious models, as well as satin chrome touches and new ‘Sport’ upholstery, while the best-selling Dynamique TomTom ushers in several enhancements of its own.