Last year Renault SA launched the GT line of its Megane hatch range, and now the firm extends the same treatment to the new Clio. The Clio GT line uses the same base as regular models but adds a number of unique touches.
The first of these is the exclusive Malta Blue body colour. Front-end styling features a gloss black background for the Renault logo. The headlamps have chrome detailing and LED daytime running lights incorporated into the model-specific front bumper. The rear bumper is also specific to the GT Line, incorporating a chrome exhaust finisher and faux air diffuser, as are the unique alloy design.
Glossy black and chrome details earmark the GT line’s cabin. An integrated touchscreen multimedia system includes satellite navigation, media (connections for portable music devices) and hands-free telephony via Bluetooth connectivity, which also allows for audio streaming from portable devices. The Clio GT-Line models also features an upgraded audio system with Renault Bass Reflex speakers fitted to the front doors.
Under that metallic blue bonnet is the same 0,9-litre 66kW turbo engine found in the Clio Expression and Dynamique derivatives. It does however feature an overboost function, which allows for an additional 4 kW and 15 N.m in second and third gears for up to 20 seconds respectively. This pushes peak power output to 70 kW and torque to 150 N.m. Renault claims an impressive fuel consumption figure of 4,5 litres/100 km in the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 105 g/km.
Also standard across the Clio GT-Line is ASR traction control, ABS, EBD and EBA as well as driver, passenger and side airbags. Electric variable-rate power steering, cruise control/speed limiter and electric windows make additional safety and convenience features.
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This includes a 5-year/150 000 km mechanical warranty and a 3-year/45 000 km service plan.