2016 Renault Clio 0.9 TCe 90 Dynamique S Nav review
First taste of reskinned Clio on UK roads reveals a car that’s certainly no worse than before but not considerably better
As the latest version of a model line that stretches back to 1990, this facelifted Clio has been updated relatively sparingly on the mechanical front – which isn’t surprising given its warm reception in current-generation form first time around. Back in 2012, this generation of Clio was the first Renault to get the firm’s then-latest styling identity, and now it’s moved on again. New LED running lights and – depending on trim level – new LED headlights feature on its nose, as do a revised grille and bumper. The rear bumper receives a similar treatment.Renault has also worked on lifting the interior quality by fitting new plastics and redesigning the steering wheel, gear lever and door cards, while the seats are now covered in a finer cloth as standard. Equipment has been improved too: there are four new colours and a new optional Bose sound system, Renault’s R&GO smartphone app is now standard on entry-level Clios, mid-range cars get sat-nav and front parking sensors and a reversing camera has become available – to name just a few changes.On the engine front, two new options have joined the range: a 109bhp diesel and 118bhp petrol. Here we focus on the entry-level turbocharged 0.9-litre petrol, being driven on our roads for the first time.