A fortnight ago we brought you the first images of Renault’s new 2013 Renault Clio Cup, based on the Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo, which was launched at last month’s Paris Motor Show. Today Renault has confirmed its final specification and price.
Still unsure about the all-new Clio’s 5-door body style? Reckon it looks a little.. dumpy? Perhaps you feel the Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo has grown up too far and lost some of its predecessor’s impish charm? Well, before you decide, take a look at the new 2013 Clio Cup which made its first appearance at Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet last weekend, for the latest round of World Series by Renault.
The new Clio 4 is a big deal for Renault, it’s the mainstay of the range and the model which will fuel the car maker’s growth into new sectors, including their all-important electric vehicle Z.E. range, currently defined by the Twizy, Zoe and Fluence.
But before we get too sensible, let’s not forget that the Clio Renaultsport models are usually also the most fun cars to drive, so it’s good to see Renault using the new Renaultsport 200 Turbo as the flag-bearer for the new larger, but lighter Clio.