2017 renault clio rs 220 trophy review

You’ll need to shell out £900 more for it, but do it. Compared with the likes of the Fiesta ST and Polo GTI, Renault has – at least on paper – moved the Clio RS ahead in terms of performance. The Clio is a solid base for a sporty hatch. Engine: 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder turbopetrol The Clio RS Trophy will do 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds and hit 146mph flat out – meaning even Ford’s new ST200 is a tenth of a second slower for the benchmark sprint. en Top Gear . It handles exceptionally, it’s well made, practical, efficient, relatively quiet, and while sporty, it is still quite comfy. It now squats 20 mm lower at the front and 10 mm lower at the rear unladen. So Renault heard the people rioting, and responded with this, the Clio RS 220 Trophy. 220 Trophy … In 220 Trophy guise, it's a long way beyond the 900cc Clio Authentique that opens the Renault action for $18,000 in Australia. Even when you're not pressing on and just doing a mild overtake, you know you're piloting something quick. However, our gripe comes from the positioning of the gearshift paddles. So, here are my thoughts on this hot hatch. If there's one thing that Renault Sport has managed to consistently get right, it's imbueing its products with that feeling that you're driving something fast. Taken at Taken . Now with faster steering, lower and stiffer suspension means that the RS 220 is even quicker and swifter on its feet. The Clio RS 220 can carry 300 litres of cargo, if you fold the rear seats, it expands to 1146 litres. It's spacious too, with a generous boot which is on par with class-leading. Motor Verso is an automotive website; for car enthusiasts, run by car enthusiasts. New LED headlights are potent. Driving a Clio RS 220 is very much enjoyable. It's a devilishly agile thing; you can charge into a corner knowing that the brakes are more than up to the task of stopping the car quickly and, as far as dynamics are concerned, the chassis can deliver whatever is required of it. SPECIFICATION | RENAULT SPORT CLIO 220 TROPHY EDC Engine: 1,618cc 4-cyl turbo Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch auto, front-wheel drive ... First registered: 2017 Recorded mileage: 8,400 Akrapovic exhausts are beautifully finished in carbon fibre and sound the part. Renault Clio RS 1.6 TCe EDC, 200ps, 2017 . Of course, all the needles are in red. Once again the Clio RS is available in three trims: Sport, Cup, and Trophy. The EDC 'box has come a long way and improved dramatically, but when left to its own devices, it's not smooth in traffic. In the Renault Clio Trophy's case, the Akrapovic setup is deviously unassuming in normal mode and it'll take RS (Sport) mode for it to clear its throat. Especially when painted like ours, Liquid Yellow. A post shared by Cars.co.za (@carssouthafrica) on Jun 22, 2017 at 6:51am PDT. Both vehicles feature a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, with power going to the front wheels. The Renault Clio RS Lux features a 1.6-litre turbocharged, four-cylinder petrol engine with 147 kW and 250 Nm, while the Trophy boasts 162 kW and 250Nm, but with an overboost function that takes the torque output to 280 Nm. Share review. It’s partially woven in cloth, but it feels nice. Top speed: 235 kph. It’s also slightly faster than Ford’s new Fiesta ST200, that costs £300 more at base. We have a focus on strong photography, and engaging articles about performance, luxury and interesting cars. The bottom line is that the Clio Trophy is best in RS mode, with the gearbox in manual override and you have a series of beautifully smooth, sweeping tarmac in front of you. They're mounted on the steering column, as opposed to the wheel itself and there will be times you will want to exploit that excellent chassis and superb grip and accelerate through a corner. In normal mode, the Clio Trophy tries really hard to be docile and sedate, but it's an uneasy truce: you can feel that both the Renault's engine and transmission would far rather be in "maxmum attack mode", as opposed to dealing with the daily drudgery that is the traffic-jam infested road network. Read next: Renault Clio RS16 review Indeed, for this late-2017 update (that appeared in July ’16 in Europe), not a single change has been made to the suspension of any variant. 80. It will never be a classic, even in upgraded, stiffened and extensively tweaked Trophy 220 guise. You can throw the Clio Trophy into the corners too and it's likely you're going to run out of bravery long before the car runs out of grip. We like: Purposeful looks, immense braking power, raucous soundtrack, all-inclusive specification, reassuring handling, We don’t like: Gearbox paddle positioning, special high-performance tyres are expensive, ride quality suffers on deteriorating roads, Compare the specifications of the Clio Trophy to the Ford Fiesta ST200 and the Mini Cooper S here, Price: R419 900 (base spec, June 2017) To start with, the engine. ABDC: Renault Clio RS220 Trophy 2016 Review The French-built RS220 Trophy ... 2017 Renault Clio R.S. There's a meatier burble and each gearshift gets that distinct bang as each cog is selected. Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI R-Line (2017) First Drive Throttle response has been sharpened too. At its price, you're getting the market's most focused compact hot hatchback and while the likes of the (limited edition) Ford Fiesta ST200 are under the R400k barrier, we feel that the next generation Volkswagen Polo GTI will be similarly priced. The R-link is a great system and it comes with TomTom satellite navigation as standard. The Renault Sport Clio EDC (for Efficient Dual-Clutch) has been around since 2012, but here we’re talking about the facelifted version, and in its ultimate trim – the Trophy. Look just behind and you will find those two nice paddles. Torque: 260 Nm What's French for vrrrpha? Competitively priced, some might say. Volkswagen Polo 1.0 R-Line (2017) Quick Review (w/Video) Driven: 2017 Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy Review. Stung by criticism of the standard Clio 200 hot hatch, Renault has responded with the Clio 220 Trophy. Published by Damian Adams on 21.12.2017 . en carwow . So Renault heard the people rioting, and responded with this, the Clio RS 220 Trophy. Also, the new Clio RS is the first Clio RS to be exclusively sold in a 5-door configuration, but that doesn’t mean the Clio RS looks any less sporty. Inside the Clio RS 220 is also suitably sporty, just like the exterior. Renault Clio GT-Line (2015) Review Model: Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy Gearbox: 6 Speed EDC Transmission Engine: 1.6 Litre Turbocharged Power: 162 kW @ 6 050 r/min Torque: 280 Nm @ 2 000 r/min Licensing Mass: 1 172 kg Power to Weight: 138.225 kW / Tonne Power to Capacity: 100.124 kW / Litre 0-100 km/h: 6.78 Seconds 1/4 Mile (402.34 […] Price: R419 900 (base spec, June 2017)Engine: 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder turbopetrolTransmission: 6-speed dual-clutchPower: 162 kWTorque: 260 NmFuel consumption: 7.6 L/100 km0-100 kph: 6.6 secondsTop speed: 235 kph You'll want to shift early and make the most of the grunt, but your right hand will be nowhere near a shift paddle. Ask the man in the street who the king of hot hatches is and chances are you’ll get a whole different bunch of answers. Compared with the likes of the Fiesta ST and Polo GTI, Renault has – at least on paper – moved the Clio RS ahead in terms of performance. Official image. Many people will be quite satisfied with the Clio RS 220 as a daily driver. It doesn’t stick out that much around urban streets, and on the B-roads, you’d be glad that you’re driving one. Toyota Yaris Pulse (2017) Launch Review  Lux is geared more toward comfort and day-to-day driveability, while Cup ups the ante for a more involving and focused drive. Renault Sport has again worked its magic into the Clio. Nevertheless, Renaultsport has a solution – the harder, faster, stronger, pricier, $39,990 Clio RS 220 Trophy. The $20,000 premium adds the obvious enhancements to the engine, transmission, suspension, wheels, seats and dials. Enjoy the Cars.co.za experience on your phone now! Metallic paint is an option at R2 500, and you might want the limited edition colours such as Sirius Yellow and Frost Pearl White for an additional R10 000. The levels of specification sets the Clio RS apart from its rivals. What Is The 2017 Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy All About. 80. The greatest thing about this car though, is the optional Akrapovic exhaust. Trophy is a special word in the vocabulary of Renault Sport as it signifies the ultimate performance incarnation of a product. Now that’s more like it. The facelifted Renault Clio interior design has made its way into the Trophy and while there's not immediately different, you'll notice some high-quality materials on the dashboard. RenaultSport Clio 220 Trophy review: stiffer, boostier paddleshift hatch in theUK. The Renault Clio RS is a hot hatch based on the French firm's Ford Fiesta rival. It was first introduced back in 1990, and boy did it hit the spot. Maybe you aren’t quite as fond of the normal Clio, as a petrolhead, you demand more than a city dwelling supermini. en Top Gear . Understandable for 2 reasons. One of the homologation specials that achieved cult following and remains to be consistently voted as one of the greatest hot hatch. Well, Renault definitely thinks so too. No need for a manual gearbox as this dual-clutch transmission features launch control. turbo, petrol Power: 220ps Torque: 260nm ALL REVIEWS; road tests; driving impressions; Buying Used Cars; Cars for sale. The last time I was behind the wheel of something this involving and hands on, it was the Honda Civic Type R, a mad, yet ballistic hatchback. Lately, I think Renault has been putting out some pretty handsome cars, and the RS 220 Trophy is no different. The new Renault Clio Trophy front end is dominated by the RS logo foglights. 2015 Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy review. 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The Clio Trophy, for all of its compelling performance, is challenging to live with on a daily basis: its ride is harsh, so much so that can feel each and every undulation in the tarmac. You may dislike driving it to work, but if you take a long way home, you'll arrive back with a smile on your face. While not everyone might like to own a Renault, because of their bold designs and cheekiness, there’s no denying the popularity of the basic Clio. Renault used to be the hot hatch leader, but this model just doesn't measure up. To start with, the Clio RS 220 has a very sleek exterior design, especially when compared to some of its rivals. How else would you explain the Clio Williams? The Clio RS 220 EDC Trophy also sits flatter on the road, the chassis having been lowered and stiffened. It was a real zesty supermini that delivers driving pleasure in strong feisty punches. Maybe they’ll introduce the RS 1.6 they’ve been teasing us on, and bring back the manual, we don’t know. 0-100 kph: 6.6 seconds Originally a limited edition model, the 220 Trophy edition now positions itself as a permanent member of the Clio range. The facelifted Clio RS is recognisable through its revised headlight design, foglights in the shape of the RS logo, LEDs in the tail lights and for the Trophy model, there are red brakes, an Akrapovic exhaust system, 18-inch wheels, Trophy badging and. It’s not a cheap car, at £22,775 base, our Clio RS 220 was equipped with a few options, and that brought it up to £25,520. It's all very dramatic as you pull both gearshift paddles towards you and then accelerate hard, and feel the car tense up in anticipation. For 2017, Renault has given the Clio RS a mild makeover. Having contributed to multiple motoring titles as well helping run the public relations machine of the Johannesburg International Motor Show, Dave has experience in both sides of the motoring industry. Welcome to Motor Verso. The bulk of the torque comes in the lower third of the rev range. Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy IV Facelift. Merely visual tweaks – all of which successfully update the Clio’s timeless elegance – and the addition of a six-speed manual transmission on the 88kW 1.2-litre turbo (which, sadly, hasn’t made it to Australia). It's fun and fast, but only in specific scenarios. The Renault Clio Trophy has ABS, EBD and emergency brake assist (EBA), a new generation ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation) active traction control, HSA (Hill Start Assist) and four airbags. Hope the specialised Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres are warm enough (they weren't, often) and release the brakes. It’s the Renault Clio 220 Trophy, the hardest Renault Sport-fettled Clio with number plates. Everything is sanded off and polished to make the RS 220 an appropriately rounded and balanced car. Furthermore, it addresses the RS 200’s lack of go. Launch control dialled up and the Clio Trophy is ready to sprint off the line. RenaultSport Clio 220 Trophy review: stiffer, boostier paddleshift hatch in theUK. As a performance car it's great and will tick the boxes for the enthusiasts, but we think you'd struggle to live with its quirks on a daily basis. Kia Rio (2017) International First Drive With these numbers, we think the Clio RS Trophy … It’s big and bold and easy to read. There's a tremendous amount of wheelspin and the Trophy springs off the line with a distinct dual-clutch induced bang accompanying each gearshift. It brakes well, and the steering feeds you with lots of information. Voici l'essai de la Renault Clio RS Trophy que j'ai utilisé pour mon séjour à Monaco pendant le Grand Prix de F1 ! Renault Clio RenaultSport 220 Trophy. It all came about when Renault Sport took the brand's turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol RS engine plans by the scruff of the neck and dragged them into the design room, only letting it back out after it had recorded the impressive numbers of 162kW and 280Nm. The Akrapovic exhaust makes a wonderful noise at full chat, without compromising on aural comfort. The instrument cluster is great too, there is a centre LED display that showed the speed of the car. logo on the headrest for that extra bit of sportiness. But now, instead of the 200 horses that RS buyers are familiar with already, it has been beefed up to output 217 bhp and 280 Nm of torque. The Trophy badge and red callipers are subtle touches on the Renault Clio RS Trophy 220. Published: Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 View . It’s the same Nissan 1.6-litre turbocharged inline-4. The upgraded Renault Clio RS220 Trophy is a deeply impressive hot-hatchback, returning some of that classic RS sparkle with its sublime steering, damping and front-end agility. Fuel consumption: 7.6 L/100 km Trophy reworking makes the Clio RS quicker and plainly better, but the EDC concept is still hard to love. Renault Clio 2017 . Those are all minor touches, but features that the Trophy buyers will appreciate. The first Renault Clio RS with the EDC transmission was harshly judged. I had a chance to take the new Renault Clio RS 220 out for a drive. The rise of these über hatches has also impacted the smaller segment, with this Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy a case in point. - Engine and gearbox The new Clio gets a facelift, a new exhaust and the Trophy becomes a proper production model He's based in the Western Cape and has driven & photographed too many cars... he's still trying to remember them all. People wanted more power though, as the RS 200 only had that bit more torque than the previous N/A 2.0-litre. It's not something we tested, sadly, but the numbers don't lie. There isn’t torque steer to speak of, and all the gears really shift in place once you put the driving mode to ‘Sport’. Or the Clio V6, and the countless RS editions. The driving experience is what the Clio RS 220 is all about, as it sets out to rectify the RS 200’s shortcomings. Open gallery. It was almost instantaneously voted as European Car of the Year, and it really kept Renault up there as a French giant. IV B98 Phase 2 R.S. We found that after a few launch starts, the tyres would become stickier and the car turned into a demon off the line. Moving on, when Renault introduced the Clio RS 200, people liked it. Renault, if you're forcing us to accept EDC, then meet us halfway by placing the paddles in the correct spot. Spy pics: New Volkswagen Polo (2017) spotted in SA As per usual, the steering wheel is oversized. The 2017 Renault Clio range has been rejigged, ... 2017 Renault Clio Zen review … News 2nd Oct 2017. The Clio RS 220 puts out just 135 g/km of CO2 and achieves 47.9 mpg. Losing the manual is a fair trade off for fast drivability. Recaro sporty seats are comfortable and offer heating functionality. I respect Renault for daring to make changes. With all that said, I think I fell in love with the Clio RS 220. In traffic, you’d definitely be glad about the EDC gearbox. 220 Trophy has arrived on Australian shores, and Renault is billing it as the most hardcore Clio that money can buy. It’s stitched in red with a red R.S. People wanted more power though, as the RS 200 only had that bit more torque than the previous N/A 2.0-litre. Renault Sport Clio 220 Trophy review - Is the turbocharged Clio finally any fun? Renault Clio. The gearshift paddles have a reassuring feel to them, but they're in the wrong place. Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy 1.6 TCe EDC, 220ps, 2017 . There's cruise control, auto lights, auto wipers, Bluetooth connectivity, USB connectivity and the car features a whole bunch of safety features. The rise of these über hatches has also impacted the smaller segment, with this Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy a case in point. Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres and excellent brakes make the Clio Trophy a formidable handling performer. Renault Clio Renaultsport. ... 2016 Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy review. Secondly, we've been spoilt with excellent dual-clutch transmissions from other manufacturers and this EDC mark 1 just didn't deliver as hoped. It handled well, and had a new efficient engine in it. A 3-year/30 000 km service plan applies, with service intervals at 10 000 km. All in all, it will propel the Clio RS 220 from a standstill to 62 mph in 6.6 seconds, onto a top speed of 146 mph. 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