This is the new Renault Clio E-Tech hybrid and it’s an impressive car leasing offering.
It’s the latest in Renault’s fast-growing electrified vehicle range and joins the Captur E-Tech and the new Zoe.
The Clio hybrid uses two electric motors, a 1.6-litre petrol engine and a powerful 1.2kWh lithium-ion battery.
There’s also a multi-mode clutchless gearbox to help the new contract hire car deliver 80% of its urban journeys in all-electric mode.
That’s a huge boon for most drivers who will be driving around town and not racking up lots of motorway miles.
Renault Clio E-Tech is a great contract hire choice
The new Renault Clio E-Tech is a great contract hire choice as a hybrid that emits just 98g/km and has a Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rate of 22%.
The VED is £125 and drivers get to save around 40% of fuel when compared with the petrol-fuelled Clio.
Fuel economy for the Clio E-tech hybrid is 64mpg and the engine and twin motors deliver a combined output of 140hp.
The car also adapts automatically to its driving conditions, and how it is being driven, to deliver the power it needs to conserve the battery.
Clio E-Tech hybrid has a fresh exterior
The Clio E-Tech hybrid has a fresh exterior and various trim levels to deliver a wide range of equipment choice.
The interior has also been revamped and features subtle blue detailing around the cabin and air vents, plus there’s E-Tech badging.
There’s a nice balance between practicality, comfort and technology for the new Clio, including an easy-to-use 9.3-inch touchscreen – entry-level models get a 7.0-inch display.
The hybrid also features a 7.0-inch TFT display for driver information.
Equipment for the Renault Clio hybrid
Technology and equipment for the Renault Clio hybrid includes smartphone connectivity and various connected services.
The Clio also has a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP and various safety features.
There’s also an autonomous driving aid, Renault calls theirs the ‘traffic and motorway assistance pack’, which they say is a first for the segment.
The system enables adaptive cruise control, along with lane centring to help keep the car and occupants safe.
There’s also traffic sign recognition, cruise control and lane departure warning.
The new Renault Clio E-Tech costs from £19,595 OTR and is available to buy now – but it’s also worth considering as a sound contract hire choice.