Sprint Review: 2017 Renault Clio RS200 Lux

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: Renault’s fourth-generation Clio arrived with new technology, great prices and fantastic looks – its fame was short-lived though because it hit a few wobblies with quality and servicing. RS stands for “RenaultSport” and is the hot-hatch model for battling Polo and 208 GTi’s.

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List: South African Cars of the Year

Our southern neighbours have a guild of motoring journalists who, not always without some controversy, selected their pick of new cars since 1986. Here is a list of all winners since then and some links to our NamWheels Cars of the Year lists further down: 

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Tested: Renault Clio RS

The party

It’s not every day that I get to test a car that I instantly take a liking to. The new Renault Clio RS, on the other hand, is exactly the sort of car that I love getting my hands on. There’s so much appeal in this little hot hatch – from its spunky shape, sporty lines, fantastic, strange angles and eye-catchingly bright metallic yellow paintwork to its slick interior, with trendy red trim and shiny finishes. I couldn’t wait to drive it.

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Launched: Nissan Almera [2013]

The circling respect

Perception. It’s a funny old thing that, teaching us that opinions and tastes will always differ. I was on the brink of writing what could’ve been the shortest review ever when I decided to shift my perception of the car in question and give you more than just one opinion of the new Nissan Almera.

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Tested: Renault Clio 4 Expression Turbo

The fresh omission

As of this morning, my computer informs me that I have tested 298 cars, not including multiples at launches. The list is made up of 34 manufacturers and includes everything from a full electric to twin-turbo V12’s. Until this morning, for reasons unknown, this list did not include a Renault Clio.

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Bekendstelling: Renault Clio 4

Vars uit ‘n Franse Bakoond!

Met sy aanwysing as die een van die top drie mooiste motors op die Paryse Motorskou in 2012, en een van die finaliste vir die prys vir die beste ontwerpte motor vir die jaar vir 2013, is dit geen wonder dat Renault se bemarkingspan oortuig is dat sy nuwe Clio 4 ook ‘n wenner in Suid-Afrika en Namibië gaan wees nie.  Dit was die boodskap met die onlangse bekendstelling van die nuwe Clio 4 aan die pers.

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Padtoets: Renault Clio lll 1,6 Yahoo!

Google gerus hierdie een!

Renault kom al ‘n lang pad in Suid-Afrika, langer as die meeste Europese fabrikante in die land. Maar ongelukkig was dit ‘n kwessie van kom en gaan en dan weer kom – hopelik om te bly. Met so ‘n wye reeks van modelle op die plaaslike mark, waarvan sommige baie gewild is op ‘n waarde per Rand grondslag en boonop plaaslik gebou word, is die kanse baie goed dat Renault nog lank met ons sal wees.

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Geskiedenis: Renault Clio

Familiemotor en ook vierwiel Mirage

Dit is nou 20 jaar wat die Renault Clio in ons midde is en nog steeds die koppe laat draai. Die opvolger van die befaamde Renault 5, wat in die sewentigs en tagtigs by uitstek die motor van dames met styl was, en ook vurige jong mans wat met die TS modelle die pad aan die brand gery het, het ‘n hele paar jaar later by ons sy opwagting gemaak; dit nadat hy in Frankryk reeds diep spore getrap het.

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