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2005-03-03 10:52

Renault has has introduced the limited edition Clio Va Va Voom 2 to the local market, and it'll be available in both 1,2 and 1,4 litre versions.

In addition, some of the other models in the Clio range - now in its fourth phase thanks to a process of ongoing upgrades and improvements - come in for some upgrades.

The 1.2 Va Va Voom is priced at R99 995 and the 1.4 Va Va Voom comes with a price tag of R113 500. Both models have air conditioning and and a tuner/CD with MP3 player as standard.

The 1.2-litre engine develops 55 kW and 105 Nm while the 1.4-litre Va Va Voom model has a power output of 70 kW and torque is 127 Nm.

Apart from the powerplant the two models are identical in specification, which means on the safety front they feature two airbags, power steering and impact tensioning seatbelts both front and rear.

The realignment of the range includes replacing the 1.2 Authentique with a 1.2 Expression, which has practical features such as three rear headrests, a height adjustable driver's seat, and a rear seat backrest that is split one-third/two-thirds for added versatility.

The airbag count in this highly affordable model goes down to two, and stylish wheel trims rather than alloys are fitted. The price is just R109 995.

The Expression level for 1.4i and 1.5 dCi models has been changed to focus more on affordability in the latest Clio phase, to adapt to local buyer needs.

These models can be distinguished by their alloy wheels but price reductions in the order of R6 000 compared to the outgoing, Phase III version have been realised by reducing the airbag count from four to two, and also deleting the electrically adjusted mirrors.

The new 1.4 Expression now costs R122 500 in manual guise and R132 500 as an automatic. When fitted with Renault's 1.5 litre turbodiesel it is priced at R133 500.

No changes have been made to the 1.6 Clio and the 2.0 Renault Sport Clio models.

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