The Renault Clio launched in 1990, but having undergone some serious updates over the intervening years it has managed to cement the reputation of Renault as an internationally renowned manufacturer whilst simultaneously gaining popularity and always coming in near the top of the sales chart. The current generation of the Renault Clio has been around since 2005 and its slightly more aggressive styling and fashionable flair have allowed it to respond to the threat of the Vauxhall Corsa and the Ford Fiesta, although it has yet to overtake the Fiesta at the top of the small car charts. At the moment the Renault Clio is currently the third most popular small car behind the Corsa and the Fiesta and it sits at number 7 on the list of the UK car charts in terms of sales when cars from all categories are included. Throughout its life, the Renault Clio has aimed to provide comfort and class that cannot be matched by the competition and this is still true of the current cars, with a face lifted version having hit the road in 2009 to keep things contemporary.
As with many superminis, the Renault Clio has had both sporty and sensible versions created to appeal to the young at heart and those with young ones to cart around with them. The authentic French feel of the Renault Clio has been assured by various advertising campaigns backed by famous stars, often referring to the ‘Va Va Voom’ impact of the little car. Reviewers and users alike have praised the current Clio for its thoughtful and impressive interior and, unlike the mark 1 Renault Clio, the noise insulation on the latest models is excellent, keeping the sounds of the road out of the roomy cabin.
Cheap Car Insurance for Renault Clio
Since the Renault Clio is a small car it is most usually equipped with a small petrol engine and as such the insurance costs are relatively low. For example, the 1.2 litre Campus 2007 is in insurance group 1, whilst the 1.5 diesel version of the same model is in group 2 and adds even better fuel economy for those who spend a lot of time on the road. Right at the other end of the scale, if you decide to buy a Renaultsport edition of the Clio you will be looking at insurance group 15 as the sheer power of the 2.0 litre engine with its 197bhp is a bit of a handful and can get insurance firms worried. The sport edition will hit 60 in 6.7 seconds and reach nearly 140mph flat out, so it is not exactly for the faint-hearted.
Ensuring that you get cheap car insurance for the Renault Clio can be partly to do with the vehicle that you choose, as with a wide selection of engines and specifications on offer it can be confusing unless you do your research. However, getting a car insurance quote is simple online and need not consume hours of your time.
Information correct on 14 Jan 2010
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