Renault Clio RenaultSport 200 Turbo - Full Pricing & Details

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Renault's eagerly-awaited hot Clio finally has a price, and the magic number is 18,995.

That gets you the entry-level version of the new high-tech hatch, but don't think that means it's poorly equipped. In fact, the new Clio RS is the plushest yet, so should be a little easier to live with day to day than the previous models.

Central to the new car's driving experience is its 1.6-litre, 200 PS turbocharged engine, sending power through a new EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission.

A manual gearbox won't even be an option this time around, but with Normal, Sport and Race modes, the RS should still be a bit of an animal when you want it. You'll find full details on the driving modes in our Clio RS preview - but there's plenty of other equipment available too.

That includes air conditioning, an integrated MediaNav infotainment system, Bluetooth, USB connection and Arkamys audio.

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The 200 also gets electric door mirrors, keyless start, Renaultsport front seats, and 17-inch alloy wheels shod in Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres.

Spend a thousand extra, and you'll access the Lux pack. This gets an upgraded audio system, climate control, auto lights and wipers, folding mirrors, tinted windows and electric rear windows.

There are plenty of optional extras too, from 95-worth of Renaultsport Monitor v2 displaying telemetry on the car, through 1,300 of Liquid Yellow paintwork, to the 450 Cup chassis - which nets you a lower, stiffer chassis, a quicker steering rack, gloss black 18-inch alloys, and Dunlop Sport Maxx TT tyres.

Quirkiest of all is the R-Sound effect, standard on Lux models. This plays back different engine sounds through the car's speakers as you accelerate - replicating everything from the classic Alpine A110 sports car, through to the modern-day Nissan GT-R.

Priced from: 18,995
Available from: Order 8th April, deliveries June

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Conclusion

Some will argue the Clio Renaultsport is going soft by offering all this equipment and dropping the manual gearbox, but for others it'll make the new RS quicker and more usable than ever. The R-Sound effect will be a real love and hate feature, but certainly adds a new dimension to the car. Whether it's enough to fend off the new Ford Fiesta ST and upcoming Peugeot 208 GTI, we'll have to wait and see...

For more information check out our full summary of the new Renault Clio alongside reviews, stats, photos and videos!

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