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Get set for hot Clio wagon

2007-03-15 07:18
Renault used the recent Geneva Show to unveil its Clio Grand Tour Concept, a sporty three-door wagon aimed at the active types.

At 4.2 metres long, the Clio concept has a large and practical cargo area. It's extended rear overhang and modular interior space give the Grand Tour a load area that is 1.7 m long and has a boot capacity of 430 litres. With the two individual rear seats folded flat, the luggage area swells to 1 275 litres.

Inside the cabin, the wagon concept is loaded with photographic and multimedia tools. Apart from headrest-mounted DVD screens for the rear passengers, occupants are also able to capture images on a 10 megapixel camera, and film using an MP4 digital recorder.

A seat and a storage box are located beneath the boot floor for the photographer to comfortably sit and download images and videos to a laptop computer that folds away in the wheel housing.

The extended three-door body uses the Clio 3's distinctive style but has wider front and rear wings, air ducts and a rear diffuser to signal its potency. The front light cluster houses fashionable LED lamps.

Power is provided by a 2,0-litre 16-valve petrol engine with outputs of 145 kW at 7 250 r/min and a peak torque figure of 215 N.m from 5 500 r/min.Renault claims acceleration from a standing start to 100 km/h of 7.2 seconds. Drive to the front wheels is via a six-speed manual gearbox.

The concept rides on 18- and 19-inch aluminium wheels at the front and rear.


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