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The Renault Clio has been named the best small car at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2024. This award recognises the Clio’s position as the leading car in its category, and is yet another addition to its impressive collection of awards since it was first introduced in 1990.

The latest generation of the Clio was launched last year and it has impressed a panel of 30 UK motoring journalists with its exceptional combination of style, value, comfort, and practicality. The car’s electrified hybrid drivetrain was also a standout feature that convinced the experienced panel to name the Clio as the best new small car on sale in the UK. The judging panel had a lot of positive comments to make about the Clio’s qualities.

Looks fresh following its facelift, with an upmarket interior and efficient E-Tech hybrid option.”
Tim Pitt, journalist at Motoring Research


The Renault Clio is the perfect small car for today’s needs. With its impressive long range, trendy style and relatively affordable price tag, it offers a great balance.”
Natisha Chatten, Automotive content creator and founder of Auto Social UK

Just a brilliant small car all-round. Big car refinement and quality, plenty of space, loads of fun to drive and cheap to both buy and run. Looks great too.”
Mark Nichol, Senior Production Editor at Auto Trader

Other contenders might have departed the sector, but Renault has taken the superb Clio to another level. Topped off by some of the most comfortable seats I’ve ever experienced in a car!”
John Challen, Editor of Fleet World

Even in our increasing age of electrification there is a place for ICE cars, especially in this sector of the market. The price point, improvement in quality and the substance of the Clio all make it the winner for me.”
Andrew Clews, freelance motoring journalist and co-presenter of the Motoring Podcast

The Renault Clio is a strong contender for the UK Car of the Year 2024 title. The winner will be announced on 8th March. The car comes with a range of powertrain options, including an innovative full hybrid, and features bold styling and a cutting-edge digital experience. The three-model line-up starts at £17,795 OTR, and customers can benefit from an extra £500 deposit contribution when they purchase any new Renault passenger car via the brand’s own finance offers during Renault’s current Test Drive event, which runs until 11th March.

Renault is offering a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) deal with 7.9% APR representative. This offer can be combined with an enhanced deposit contribution of £1,500 to help customers purchase a new Clio esprit Alpine TCe 90 for just £199 per month. Additionally, customers can choose the E-Tech full hybrid 145 version which is also available for an identical monthly payment with a £1,250 contribution.

For further information on the Renault Clio, visit: New Renault Clio E-Tech full hybrid – 5-door city car

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