1990 Renault Clio 17 Rt 5 Door
Renault Clio 1.7 RT 5-door
The Renault Clio is a supermini produced by the French carmaker Renault. Earlier launched in 1990, it is presently in its one-third genesis. The Clio has seen substantive vital and commercial-grade succeeder, beingness systematically one of Europe’s top-selling cars since its found, and it is mostly credited with restoring Renault’s report and height aft a hard irregular one-half of the Eighties.
The Clio has been sold as the Renault Lutecia in Japan. A four-door saloon was highly-developed sure markets where sedans are traditionally preferent complete hatchbacks and was sold nether names Renault Clio Symbolization, Renault Clio Saloon and Renault Thalia. It is too sold nether the Nissan nameplate in around Latin American markets as the Nissan Platina.
The Clio was introduced at the Paris Centrifugal Display in the fall of 1990 and began sales in France shortly afterwards, although sales in the residue of Europe did not start until Marchland 1991. The Clio mostly replaced the Renault 5 (which continued to be reinforced until 1996 as a budget choice). The locomotive orbit uncommitted at launching included 1.2 L and 1.4 L E-type “Push” petrol I4 engines (kickoff seen in the R19) and 1.7 L and a 1.9 L diesel (both based on the F-type whole) engines. The gas engines all standard a fire shot arrangement in post of carburettors in 1992, in club to fit new pollutant discharge regulations.
A shaver trimming lift occurred aft but a class of existence on sale. A new “tranquil” variant of the Renault rhombus badge (the old “costate” badge was beingness phased out at the metre) and a new movement behind pattern were the lonesome changes. The adapted excogitation did not establish a new ‘form’. In Borderland 1994 the Form 2 example was launched, with belittled updates to the outside and inner of the Clio. Well-nigh detectable was the commute in the figurehead grill from two alloy ribs to a 1 colour-coded spline grillwork. The hump strips were made slimly bigger and debauchee, and the car’s shave layer badge was corporate into the bulge strips. The badges on the tailboard discase were stirred up onto the tailboard itself and the tailboard peel was minded a c character flavor. The taillight clusters were tending a somewhat more rounded ‘belch’ cast to them, bighearted the Clio a more modernistic looking. The clusters, notwithstanding, are physically standardized with Stage 1 clusters.
1990 Renault Clio 1.7 RT 5-door
In 1996, with the reaching of the Form 3 ‘rhytidoplasty’ Clio, the 1.2 L Vigour locomotive was replaced by the 1149 cc D7F MPi (Multi Item Injectant) ‘Dieting’ locomotive, offset exploited in the Renault Twingo; for around clock besides, versions were uncommitted with the old 1239 cc “Cléon” whole from the archetype Twingo. The cylinder drumhead invention on the 1.4 L E-Types was besides slimly adapted for the Stage 3 models in a bid for meliorate fire thriftiness. This resulted in the engines producing somewhat less ability than their earliest versions.
The Form 3 Clios had a slimly more detectable update than the Stage 2’s. The Form 3 has dissimilar, more rounded headlights, incorporating the blinker in the whole with the headlamp. The cowl curving more about the edges of the lights. The tailboard merged a tertiary stoplight and a new book “Clio” gens badge, undermentioned the like face as modern-day Renaults. About mechanical improvements were too made.
During 1991 a 1.8 L 16-valve locomotive producing 137 hp (besides beginning seen in the R19) subject of propellent the car to 125 mph was introduced to the Clio locomotive stove. This was plainly called ‘Clio 16v’. Likewise as having meliorate execution than a unconstipated Clio, the 16v sported wider shaping figurehead bumpers, an stolon cowl venthole, wider arse bumpers and uprated abatement and brakes, and colour-coded movement mirrors and bumpers.
Renault too released a “warm-hatch” variation of the Clio. It was esthetically selfsame standardised to the Clio RT, but with the improver of a 110 hp 1.8 L 8-valve locomotive, position skirts and platter brakes on all wheels. This was badged as the ‘RSi’.
The Clio was voted 1991 European Car of the Class, and the Clio instantly became one of Europe’s best-selling cars, too as the kickoff Renault to be systematically among the top-10 outflank sellers in the Joined Land. UK sales were helped by a far-famed tv advertisement drive by Publicis blastoff in France, featuring the two principal characters of Nicole (played by Estelle Skornik, who ironically was not French nor did she get a drive license at the metre) and Tit.
Clio II (1998-2001)
The all-new s genesis of the Clio was launched in the springiness of 1998, with substantially more rounded and bellying styling than its forerunner. Portion of the group conception of the new Clio were many components made of strange materials to relieve in burden and reparation costs. E.g., the strawman fenders were made of shaping and the real of the cowling was aluminum in approximately versions. Primitively the locomotive card was interchangeable to earlier, with 1.2 L, 1.4 L and 1.6 L gas engines and a 1.9 L diesel. In former 1999, a coltish 16V interpretation equipt with a new 1.6 L 16-valve locomotive was introduced, and finally, all the elderly gasolene engines were upgraded to more knock-down and more stinting 16-valve versions.
In 1999, Renault launched the 172 hp Clio RS (short-change for Renault Mutation), named Clio Renault Sportsman 172, with a 2.0 L 16-valve locomotive and a top fastness of 220 km/h (137 mph). But therein mannequin, the car is open of amazingly dear treatment and functioning. The top-of-the-range Clio withal was the alien mid-engined, rear-wheel effort Clio V6 Renault Variation, which situated a 166 kW (230 hp) 3.0 L V6 locomotive sourced from the Renault Lagoon backside the battlefront seating, with a top velocity of 235 km/h (146 mph).
Clio II facelift (2001)
A rhytidoplasty in the springiness of 2001 saw the outside restyled, the upcountry lineament improved and a 1.5 L direct-injection diesel added. The Clio 172 was too facelifted and a lightened more focussed rendering was besides added to the ambit, known as the 172 Cup. The 172 afterward standard a boost ascent to 182 bhp, comely the Renaultsport Clio 182, the Clio 182 Cup, and eventually a top-of-the-range ultimate inversion called the Clio 182 Prize. The Prize has been heralded as one of the trump hot hatches ever. But 500 were made for the UK (and a smattering for Switzerland). The principal deviation ‘tween the Prize and the rule 182 and 182 Cup is the race-engineered hiatus that affords the Prize treatment unparalled in its marketplace. Renault besides produced the Clio v6, which looks ilk its on steroids compared to the 182, the V6 has a 255bhp 24v 3.0 l enginer with a 0 – 62.5 speeding of 5.8sec and a top velocity of 153mph. Renault distinct to livelihood marketing the Clio II until 2008; the Clio II is sold aboard with the Clio III; but with a littler terms and known as the Clio Campus. In 2006 this example was facelifted with a restyled battlefront and ass. The issue scale moves from kicking (or body) to bumber.
Clio Symbol/Clio Sedan/Thalia (2001)
In 2001 Renault launched the saloon interpretation of the Clio II, named Clio Symbolization (Bomb, Romania and Bulgaria), Thalia (the repose of Easterly Europe) or Clio Saloon (Southerly Conoid). Primitively, the car was intended purchasable in development countries, but due to need, it was after made usable in countries where sedans were traditionally preferable o’er hatchbacks, virtually notably Spain and a few countries in Easterly Europe. In Easterly Europe, the Thalia is cheaper than the Clio, but is stillness around 30% more expensive than the Dacia Logan, which is too sold by Renault therein marketplace but s a low toll simulation. In a few markets where Renault was not represent, the saloon was offered as the Nissan Platina (manufactured and sold in Mexico at a Renault-Nissan manufactory and sold end-to-end Fundamental America), with two exceptions organism Chili and the Dominican Democracy, where both the Nissan and Renault models are acquaint.
Clio III (2005)
An all-new one-third multiplication Clio was unveiled in 2005. It uses a program co-developed with Nissan (which Renault has a ploughshare in) that is divided with the Renault Modus and the stream Nissan Micra. It is substantially bigger and 130 kg heavier besides as more expensive than the Clio II, the solution of a decisiveness to run the Clio slenderly upmarket. The forthcoming Clio II volition keep to be sold as a budget choice until the found of the new Renault Twingo (expected 2007). The new Clio achieved a 5-star EuroNCAP safe evaluation, connection the ease of Renault’s kinfolk of top-rated consumer motors – with the exclusion of the Kangoo – which all bear the utmost safe evaluation. Sales of the 3-door simulation begun passim Europe in October 2005, with a 5-door example to adopt in betimes 2006.
In June 2006 the sales of the 3rd contemporaries Clio Renault Athletics started in France for the cost of 23000 euros. Clio Renault Play is equipt with a new course aspirated 16-valve 2 litre locomotive based on the earliest reading victimised in the secondment coevals Clio Renault Fun and a 6-speed gearbox. The locomotive develops 145 kW (197 hp) at 7250 rpm. The top hurrying is 215 km/h and 0-100 km/h takes 6.9 seconds.
Renault exhibited a Hi-Flex Clio with a 1.6 L 16-valve locomotive at the 2006 Paris External Agrarian Shew. This fomite, which addresses the Brazilian marketplace, features Renault-developed flex-fuel engineering, with a extremely various locomotive that can run on fire containing a conflate of gasolene and ethanol in any ratio (0% to 100% of either)
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