CLIO RANGE EXPANDED: Renault bolsters its local Clio line-up with the addition of the new GT-Line. Image: Renault
• Mirrors Renault Megane GT-Line
• Overboost function
• In SA end of January 2015
CAPE TOWN - Renault has spruced up its popular Clio hatchback range, with the addition of the new GT-Line derived from the sibling Megane GT-Line.
The GT-Line uses the Clio Dynamique derivative and adds sporty, assertive design elements as well as a new overboost function for improved performance.
Renault says the Clio GT-Line is powered by a 900cc 66kW Turbo engine (used in the Clio Expression and Dynamique variants) tuned up by an overboost function, squeezing out an additional 4kW/15Nm (in second and third gear for up to 20 seconds) for a total output of 70kW/150Nm.
Fuel consumption is rated at 4.5 litres/100km with emissions of 105g/km.
The GT-Line adds chromed headlights and LEDs incorporated into the new GT bumper. At the rear, it sports a new GT design bumper with F1-inspired diffuser, GT-Line badging and chromed exhaust. It has GT design 17" alloy rims, body-coloured protective strips with dark metal inserts and Renault Sport door sills.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Renault Clio GT-Line
Its MediaNav system combines multimedia and satnav, boasts Bluetooth, USB and aux connectivity and is accessed via a 18cm touch screen. The Clio GT-Line is equipped with Renault’s Bass Reflex audio system integrated into the front loudspeakers.
In terms of safety, the Clio GT-Line is equipped with traction control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist as well dual front and side air bags. Inside it benefits from power steering, cruise control (with speed limiter), card key and power windows.
According to Renault: “The Clio GT-Line comes kitted out with plush, high-tech materials and the combination of the glossy black and chromed details serves to underpin the interior’s impressive good looks.”
New Renault Clio GT-Line:
• GT design front bumpers with daytime LEDs
• GT design rear bumper with F1-inspired diffuser
• GT-Line badging on the tailgate
• GT design 17" alloy rims
• Chromed exhaust
• Dark metal details (LEDs, door beading insert, side-mirrors)
• Body-coloured door protective strips with dark metal insert
• Renault Sport door sill guard
Renault Clio GT-Line - R224 900
The new Renault Clio GT-Line is sold with a five-year or 150 000km warranty, three-year or 45 000km service plan and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty.