1991 Renault Clio S
Renault Clio S
The Renault Clio is a supermini produced by the French carmaker Renault. Earlier launched in 1990, it is presently in its 3rd coevals. The Clio has seen strong decisive and commercial-grade winner, organism 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 unmanageable endorsement one-half of the Eighties.
The Clio has been sold as the Renault Lutecia in Japan. A four-door saloon was highly-developed surely markets where sedans are traditionally best-loved terminated hatchbacks and was sold below names Renault Clio Symbolisation, Renault Clio Saloon and Renault Thalia. It is likewise sold nether the Nissan nameplate in about Latin American markets as the Nissan Platina.
The Clio was introduced at the Paris Centrifugal Demonstrate in the fall of 1990 and began sales in France presently afterwards, although sales in the remainder of Europe did not commence until Border 1991. The Clio mostly replaced the Renault 5 (which continued to be reinforced until 1996 as a budget option). The locomotive orbit uncommitted at establish included 1.2 L and 1.4 L E-type “Vim” gasolene I4 engines (low 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 situation of carburettors in 1992, in club to meet new pollutant emanation regulations.
A tiddler clipping rhytidoplasty occurred afterward sole a yr of existence on sale. A new “quiet” edition of the Renault rhomb badge (the late “costate” badge was organism phased out at the meter) and a new figurehead bottom excogitation were the alone changes. The neutered designing did not appoint a new ‘stage’. In Border 1994 the Form 2 manakin was launched, with pocket-size updates to the outside and inner of the Clio. Nearly detectable was the alter in the figurehead wicket from two alloy ribs to a bingle colour-coded spline grill. The bulge strips were made slenderly bigger and libertine, and the car’s shave layer badge was corporate into the hump strips. The badges on the tailboard slip were affected up onto the tailboard itself and the tailboard funnies was minded a c fiber face. The taillight clusters were apt a slimly more rounded ‘guggle’ conformation to them, bountiful the Clio a more mod face. The clusters, nevertheless, are physically similar with Stage 1 clusters.
1991 Renault Clio S
In 1996, with the reaching of the Stage 3 ‘rhytidoplasty’ Clio, the 1.2 L Zip locomotive was replaced by the 1149 cc D7F MPi (Multi Period Injectant) ‘Dieting’ locomotive, beginning victimized in the Renault Twingo; for approximately clock too, versions were uncommitted with the sr. 1239 cc “Cléon” whole from the pilot Twingo. The cylinder brain excogitation on the 1.4 L E-Types was likewise somewhat adapted for the Stage 3 models in a bid for punter fire saving. This resulted in the engines producing somewhat less index than their sooner versions.
The Form 3 Clios had a slimly more obtrusive update than the Form 2’s. The Form 3 has unlike, more rounded headlights, incorporating the blinker in the whole with the headlamp. The hood curving more round the edges of the lights. The tailboard unified a tertiary stoplight and a new handwriting “Clio” figure badge, next the like case as present-day Renaults. Roughly mechanical improvements were besides made.
During 1991 a 1.8 L 16-valve locomotive producing 137 hp (likewise beginning seen in the R19) subject of propellent the car to 125 mph was introduced to the Clio locomotive compass. This was merely called ‘Clio 16v’. Besides as having ameliorate functioning than a habitue Clio, the 16v sported wider moldable battlefront bumpers, an runner cowling vent-hole, wider behind bumpers and uprated respite and brakes, and colour-coded breast mirrors and bumpers.
Renault besides released a “warm-hatch” adaptation of the Clio. It was esthetically selfsame standardised to the Clio RT, but with the add-on of a 110 hp 1.8 L 8-valve locomotive, face skirts and platter brakes on all wheels. This was badged as the ‘RSi’.
The Clio was voted 1991 European Car of the Yr, and the Clio now became one of Europe’s best-selling cars, likewise as the kickoff Renault to be systematically among the top-10 outdo sellers in the Joined Realm. UK sales were helped by a noted telly advert safari by Publicis blastoff in France, featuring the two principal characters of Nicole (played by Estelle Skornik, who ironically was not French nor did she sustain a impulsive license at the metre) and Tit.
Clio II (1998-2001)
The all-new sec propagation of the Clio was launched in the bound of 1998, with well more rounded and bulgy styling than its forerunner. Share of the extremist construct of the new Clio were many components made of strange materials to spare in weighting and mend costs. E.g., the forepart fenders were made of moldable and the stuff of the goon was aluminum in approximately versions. Earlier the locomotive card was like to ahead, with 1.2 L, 1.4 L and 1.6 L gas engines and a 1.9 L diesel. In betimes 1999, a rollicking 16V edition furnished with a new 1.6 L 16-valve locomotive was introduced, and finally, all the sr. gasolene engines were upgraded to more sinewy and more stinting 16-valve versions.
In 1999, Renault launched the 172 hp Clio RS (curt for Renault Sportsman), named Clio Renault Variation 172, with a 2.0 L 16-valve locomotive and a top hurrying of 220 km/h (137 mph). But therein shape, the car is open of astonishingly goodness treatment and functioning. The top-of-the-range Clio still was the alien mid-engined, rear-wheel driving Clio V6 Renault Mutation, which located a 166 kW (230 hp) 3.0 L V6 locomotive sourced from the Renault Lagoon ass the forepart seating, with a top fastness of 235 km/h (146 mph).
Clio II facelift (2001)
A rhytidectomy in the bounce of 2001 saw the outside restyled, the upcountry caliber improved and a 1.5 L direct-injection diesel added. The Clio 172 was besides facelifted and a lightened more focussed variant was besides added to the orbit, known as the 172 Cup. The 172 posterior standard a farther elevate to 182 bhp, decent the Renaultsport Clio 182, the Clio 182 Cup, and lastly a top-of-the-range ultimate everting called the Clio 182 Prize. The Prize has been heralded as one of the scoop hot hatches ever. Solitary 500 were made for the UK (and a fistful for Switzerland). The primary dispute betwixt the Prize and the convention 182 and 182 Cup is the race-engineered abatement that affords the Prize manipulation unparalled in its grocery. Renault likewise produced the Clio v6, which looks alike its on steroids compared to the 182, the V6 has a 255bhp 24v 3.0 l enginer with a 0 – 62.5 amphetamine of 5.8sec and a top hurrying of 153mph. Renault distinct to donjon marketing the Clio II until 2008; the Clio II is sold aboard with the Clio III; but with a littler cost and known as the Clio Campus. In 2006 this framework was facelifted with a restyled presence and backside. The figure home moves from kick (or bole) to bumber.
Clio Symbol/Clio Sedan/Thalia (2001)
In 2001 Renault launched the saloon interpretation of the Clio II, named Clio Symbolisation (Dud, Romania and Bulgaria), Thalia (the relaxation of Easterly Europe) or Clio Saloon (Southerly Strobile). Primitively, the car was intended purchasable in underdeveloped countries, but due to involve, it was late made usable in countries where sedans were traditionally best-loved ended hatchbacks, virtually notably Spain and a few countries in Easterly Europe. In Easterly Europe, the Thalia is cheaper than the Clio, but is quieten roughly 30% more expensive than the Dacia Logan, which is too sold by Renault therein commercialise but s a low be example. In a few markets where Renault was not confront, the saloon was offered as the Nissan Platina (manufactured and sold in Mexico at a Renault-Nissan mill and sold passim Cardinal America), with two exceptions existence Chili and the Dominican Commonwealth, where both the Nissan and Renault models are acquaint.
Clio III (2005)
An all-new tierce contemporaries Clio was unveiled in 2005. It uses a program co-developed with Nissan (which Renault has a plowshare in) that is divided with the Renault Modus and the stream Nissan Micra. It is well bigger and 130 kg heavier likewise as more expensive than the Clio II, the resolution of a determination to actuate the Clio slimly upmarket. The extroverted Clio II volition extend to be sold as a budget selection until the launching of the new Renault Twingo (expected 2007). The new Clio achieved a 5-star EuroNCAP safe valuation, connexion the residue of Renault’s class of top-rated consumer motors – with the elision of the Kangoo – which all suffer the uttermost safe paygrade. Sales of the 3-door manakin begun end-to-end Europe in October 2005, with a 5-door modeling to adopt in betimes 2006.
In June 2006 the sales of the thirdly multiplication Clio Renault Sportsman started in France for the terms of 23000 euros. Clio Renault Variation is equipt with a new course aspirated 16-valve 2 litre locomotive based on the before adaptation victimised in the arcsecond contemporaries Clio Renault Sportsman and a 6-speed gearbox. The locomotive develops 145 kW (197 hp) at 7250 rpm. The top upper 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 Outside Agrarian Prove. This fomite, which addresses the Brazilian grocery, features Renault-developed flex-fuel engineering, with a extremely various locomotive that can run on fire containing a coalesce of gasolene and ethanol in any dimension (0% to 100% of either)
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