Renault Clio E-tech puts on the evening dress and becomes Engineered: A special version proposed by the house of the lozenge for its volume cars (besides Clio, it is available on Arkana, Megane and Captur).
Starting from the successful RS Line, this set-up is enriched by a new design, with a renewed palette of colors and prestigious and sporty materials.
The exterior design is distinguished by Warm Titanium accented components such as the F1 blade at the bottom of the front bumper, body side and rear moldings and wheel badges.
The diamond on the front and rear turns glossy black, as do the letters that make up the model name.
To complete the look, the new E-Tech hybrid badge is positioned on the tailgate of the vehicle and a sticker with technical details is positioned on the driver's door.
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Renault Clio E-tech Engineered
The passenger compartment, in this version, takes a quantum leap in terms of comfort and design: the upholstery and some details of the dashboard have been renewed.
From the point of view of usability, Clio has been a guarantee for over thirty years and this version - in the long test to which ANSA Motori subjected it - does not disappoint.
Under the bonnet pulsates the 143 bhp 1.6 full-hybrid engine that characterizes the E-tech.
Elastic, fun, always ready, it is the real strong point of the Renaults that use it.
A small jewel of technology that combines the best of the electric - start, cue, consumption - with the practicality of the thermal, without having to resort to the plug.
Derived from F1, the E-tech always guarantees electric starting, recharges the battery thanks to regenerative braking or during descents, storing a part of the energy that should be dissipated.
From a technical point of view, the power unit consists of two electric motors - an "e-Motor" and a high-voltage starter of the HSG (High-Voltage Starter Generator) type - and a 1.2 kWh, with a frictionless dog clutch transmission.
All combined with a new generation 1.6-litre petrol engine.
The main electric motor ensures the start of the car and traction in fully electric mode up to 75 km/h.
The gear change is fluid, imperceptible, as is the transition from electric to thermal motorisation which - although distinguishable - is decidedly harmonious.
In the city you can circulate up to 80% of the time in full electric mode.
On a combined cycle, CO2 emissions/km are less than 100 grams.
An engine conceived in this way, therefore, does not have a favorite terrain but knows how to adapt to every circumstance: it moves well both in and out of town, each time taking advantage of its various peculiarities.
For a consumption approaching 20 km/litre.
Prices for this set-up start at 26,400 euros, the car being tested - with the advanced driving aid package - reaches 28,950 euros.