Renault Clio (2001–2007)

Model History

January 2001

Same body as 1998 - 2001 Clio but with new bonnet and lights from July 2001. Looks good on the streets and has some cred. High spec includes electro-hydraulic power steering, sunroof and driver's airbag.

March 2002

New 1.5 litre diesel engine. 80bhp 110mph version of 1.5dCi arrived. Has very low CO2 output of 110g/km, combined consumption of 67.3mpg and prices started at £9,595 for the 3-dr Expression Plus Freeway. Both Clio 1.5 diesels qualified for £80pa VED from April 2002, in 2006 VED was down to £50pa and in 2007 down to £35.

July 2002

Clio 172 Cup model from July 2002; facelift V6 from late 2002.

April 2004

ABS standard on all Clio from April 2004.

September 2004

New lightweight RenaultSport Clio 182 Cup launched September 2004 at £13,800. Has standard a/c rather than climate control.

December 2004

Clio Extreme based on Dynamique, with 15" ‘Alium’ alloy wheels and sports rear spoiler. Prices started at £8,795 for the 1.2 16V 75hp, £505 less than the Dynamique with free insurance for age 19+ on the 1.2 and 1.5 dCi engines.

Chill Pack (Air conditioning and CD Player) extra £500. Clio Rush based on entry-level Authentique. Standard kit includes ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), 2 x 15W RDS radio cassette with four speakers and remote control, electric front windows and electric PAS. Also height adjustable driver’s seat, 60:40 split folding rear seat, 3 height adjustable rear headrests. Price from £7,995 for 60PS 1.2 petrol or £8,995 for 65PS 1.5 diesel.

January 2005

Continued alongside new Clio in 2005 as Clio Campus and Campus Sport. Campus has 1.2 60 petrol or 1.5 dCi 68 diesel; Campus Sport has 1.2 16V 75 and 1.5 dCi 68. Each engine is fully Euro IV emission compliant. Campus versions share the same equipment specification as previous special edition Clios they are based on, the Rush (Campus) and Extreme 4 (Campus Sport). Campus is priced at £7,895 for 1.2 60 and £8,995 for 1.5 dCi 68. Campus Sport priced at £8,595 for 1.2 16V 75 and £9,495 for 1.5 dCi 68.

January 2007

Clio Campus continued for 2007 with prices starting at £7,975 (initially with a £1,000 cashback offer making it just £6,975). Interior changes include addition of multifunction trip computer on Campus and front lateral airbags as a £200 option on Campus Sport.

Clio Campus Sport i-music Special Edition has tinted rear windows as well as a 4 x 22 radio/ single CD with a TunePoint – a jack socket positioned in the glove box to allow the connection of an MP3 player such as a Sony Walkman, Creative Zen or iPod allowing you to listen to all your favourite tracks in sporty and stylish surroundings of the Campus. This is in addition to the Sport’s extra equipment including alloy wheels, front sports seats, body coloured door mirrors and rear spoiler, front fog lamps and leather steering wheel and gearknob. Campus Sport i-music is available in two standard non-metallic colours, Glacier White or Capsicum Red, and four optional metallics, Pearl Black, Mercury, Extreme Blue and Tempest.

2007 Models distinguished by horizontal kink across boot lid.

February 2007

Campus five-door version from February 2007. Two engine choices, 1.2 8V 60 and dCi 68. Available in Campus trim only. Priced from £7,449 including £1,196 cashback.

What does a Renault Clio (2001 – 2007) cost?

List Price from £15,120
Buy new from £13,071
Contract hire from £147.91 per month