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Renault Clio

(2019 - present)

The Renault Clio is a small, supermini-class hatchback. The latest fifth-generation model was unveiled at the 2019 Geneva motor show and is due to arrive in the UK in late 2019.

Like the last model, the new Clio is only available as a five-door hatchback. A high-performance Clio RS version is not expected, although a hybrid model is likely to join the range sometime in 2020.

The reviews we have analysed to date have all been from the European press launch, with the UK launch yet to take place. We will continue updating this page as local reviews are published.

The initial reviews for the new Renault Clio have been broadly positive, with particular praise for its refinement and high-quality interior. However, it is not considered as good to drive as the Ford Fiesta. At this stage, the Clio’s overall Expert Rating puts it in the top half of the supermini class, albeit some distance behind the class leaders.

Body style: Five-door hatch
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £14,295 on-road

Launched: Spring 2019
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

Auto Express






Car Keys






Company Car Today


Daily Mirror




Green Car Guide


Honest John




The Sun


The Sunday Times


The Telegraph


Top Gear


What Car?





Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: May 2019









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Renault Clio has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic. It is due to resume in the second half of the year.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Renault Clio has received


  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best First Car
  • Auto Express Awards – Best Supermini
  • Business Car Awards – Best Small Car


  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best First Car

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