From Papa to Nicole, the Renault Clio has been in our presence since 1990 and has been one of Europe’s top selling cars. Even in the Cocoon office, for those that can drive, we’ve all had one or two Clio’s.
But what sets the Renault Clio apart from its competitors, we list the top 5 reasons why the Renault Clio should be at the top of your list when it comes to a short term car lease or even a long term car lease!
Top 5 reasons the Renault Clio should be at the top of your list.
- Engines have always been important for Renault and the latest TCe (Petrol Turbo) engines are no exception. Free revving, plenty of torque and economical, many early reviewers had their doubts on whether Renault were working the little engine too hard. Nope, its been fantastic and still is.
- Whilst not as firm on the road as some of the older Renault’s. The suspension is more suited to Motorways and Cities, than country roads. But its still excellent for a small vehicle.
- Interior is spot on and the finish is on par from some of its German rivals, driving position is excellent and those people at 6ft, won’t find the drive uncomfortable or restrictive.
- Boot space! At 391 litres, the boot in the new Renault Clio is bigger than most of its rivals and even the Volkswagen Golf. Plenty of room for shopping or the pushchair.
- Infotainment is always a key to attract customers these days and Renault does not let the side down. The Iconic version and above comes with Satellite Navigation and more importantly these days, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Who are the Renault Clio’s competitors?
Something we don’t always touch on when we write these articles are the competitors, but on short term car leases these are the cars that come up the most when customers compare vehicles:
- DS DS3 – Citroen’s premium brand series has made the DS3 a very popular model, well built, affordable and a great little engine range.
- Ford Fiesta – The staple car in most short term car lease providers portfolio is the Ford Fiesta and the recent car is not to be argued with.
- Audi A1 – This is an excellent all-round car, fantastic engine mix, amazing specification, but a little bit more expensive than other vehicles on short-term – also available on Car Subscription from time-to-time.
- Peugeot 208 – Effectively a DS3 / Citroen C3 – Peugeot have done well to keep this model up to date and on trend. Engines are a treat and the specification levels are excellent for a new car.
- Volkswagen Polo – There is no arguing that the Polo is an excellent all-rounder car. Engines are excellent and if you can push yourself, the Polo GTI is phenomenal.