The 2021 Renault Clio is a supermini car manufactured by French carmaker Renault. The Renault Clio is a modern small car that competes with models such as the Peugeot 208, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta. Renault’s designers had to be on vacation every year for this, but this latest Clio is almost like an old model, despite the fact that it uses many new components. The hook-shaped headlights look very nice, and the Renault Clio RS Line models get a few extra sporty looks, but not all of them are enough to steal the stunning views from the modern 208’s favorites.
The Clio has three different entertainment systems. It’s even better to avoid an entry-level system that doesn’t have a touch screen and switch to at least a mid-range 7-inch system. It has a touch screen that works with DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The upgrade to the Iconic trim offers a 9-inch larger display that sits like a free-standing iPad on the dashboard. The screen itself has a matte color, so it doesn’t get too much glare in bright sunlight, but the black-and-white menu icons are just a little tricky to read with a quick glance.
2021 Renault Clio Interior
The interior of the Renault Clio looks very nice, as in the more expensive German alternatives, but its entertainment system is not the easiest to use. The interior of the Renault Clio looks more like a beautiful cabin than a cheap and cheerful hatchback. With a two-tone color scheme, fresh air vents, and metal-effect buttons and dials, the sweep panel is far from the awkward, inexpensive-looking design you got in an old car. The control panel, doors, and center console are equipped with soft plastic trim with a high level of softness, as in the soft VW Polo.
The Renault Clio is equipped with a 7-inch screen instead of the traditional analog dial as usual and is located in front of the steering wheel. It is located between the fuel and temperature indicators and can be adjusted using the buttons located on the steering wheel to read a large digital speed or display the central rotation counter. Unfortunately, this screen can’t display sat-nav maps like the VW Polo, unless you choose a high-resolution model with a 10-inch larger display. Even then, it doesn’t look as bright as Polo’s high-resolution display.
Renault Clio 2021 Engine
In addition to the Clio E-Tech hybrid, there are three different gasoline engine options: the 1.0-liter models take 0.62 mph at 11.8 seconds on the TCe 100, and the base model takes 16.4 seconds of idle time. Renault still thinks there’s room for diesel engines in the latest superminis, and the latest version of its 1.5-liter Blue dCi with 85 horsepower is definitely clean. However, this engine seems to have been phased out, as it is now only available at the Iconic trim level. This is provided by the advantage of a six-speed manual transmission over a five-speed 1.0-liter, and its low rotational feature and fuel economy can appeal to motorists.
The Clio E-Tech Hybrid uses a 1.6-liter gasoline engine, two electric motors, and a 1.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. Since you can’t connect to the Clio E-Tech, its closest competitors are hybrid superminis like the Toyota Yaris hybrid and Honda Jazz, and there’s currently no full hybrid option for the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, or Volkswagen Polo. When the car slows down, it collects energy and puts it back into the battery, then uses it to charge it at speeds of up to 40 km / h.
Renault Clio 2021 Safety
Renault has significantly expanded the safety technology installed in the Clio and introduced it to many major vehicle features. The result was a standard set such as autonomous vehicle braking and five-star Euro NCAP scores such as road safety and road sign detection. Standard LED lights help improve night vision, as well as a list of optional equipment, including the first 360-degree cameras offered by Renault and Traffic Jam Company, which will provide the first car.