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New Renaultsport Clio 200 Turbo prices announced

New Renaultsport Clio 200 Turbo prices announced

Renault has revealed prices for the new Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo after it was first revealed this month at the Geneva Motor Show.

New Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo prices start from £18,995 for entry-level versions as the compact hot hatch goes up against the likes of the new Peugeot 208 GTi and the Volkswagen Polo GTI.

The prices are less than the VW model and only £100 more than the Peugeot and Renault has drawn on all of its racing and hot hatch heritage in its latest model.

The new Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine, a step down from the 2.0-litre engine used in previous versions.

However, the 1.6-litre engine delivers the same power at 197bhp and an impressive 0-62mph time of 6.7 seconds.

Renault has also boosted fuel economy in its latest hot hatch to 44.3mpg compared to a figure in the low 30s for the previous version.

The new Renaultsport Clio 200 Turbo uses a six-speed dual clutch transmission complete with steering column-mounted paddle shifters to allow the driver to change down more than one gear at once.

The car also comes with RS Drive, which offers three settings; Normal, Sport and Race. Drivers can choose which setting they would like and the car's engine, accelerator, steering and stability control will adjust accordingly.

Inside the cabin the new Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo comes with sports seats and even a sound system that pipes the engine sound into the cabin for a more race-inspired experience.

Drivers can choose between two chassis; normal or the Cup chassis. The latter is a more track-oriented option with a 3mm lower suspension and 15 per cent more stiffness for sharper handling.

It also comes with hot hatch design features such as alloy wheels, an F1-style front blade and chrome twin exhausts that are sure to impress hot hatch enthusiasts.

The new Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo will be available to order in the UK from 8th April.

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