Renault is continuing towards zero-emission motoring with the launch of its Z.E. (Zero Emission) range next year, but the company is also still working to reduce the environmental impact of its current range. The latest development is Renault’s least polluting production car ever – a diesel-powered Clio emitting just 98 grams of CO2 per kilometre.
Previewed earlier this year at the Brussels motor show, the new 1.5-litre dCi 86 Renault eco² versions of the three-door Extreme and five-door Expression, are now available to order in the UK, priced from £12,690.
With 76.3 mpg achievable on the combined cycle, the new Clio promises a theoretical range of 923 miles, enough to get you the 456 miles from London to Lyon and back again, with fuel to spare.
The new low-emission Clio will sell for exactly the same price as today’s dCi 86 engine emitting 115 grams CO2 per kilometre.
The new models will not just be kinder to the planet, they will also appeal to cost-conscious buyers thanks to zero Vehicle Excise Duty, and for fleet customers, a particularly attractive 100% capital write-down allowance and low benefit-in-kind rating of only 13%.