Renault Clio GT-Line 2013 launched in UK

New Clio GT-Line offers reduced running costs with Renaultsport dynamics. Prices and specs here

Renault Clio 2013 launched in UK

The Clio GT-Line is a new warm hatch aimed to sit between the standard Clio range and the Renaultsport 200 Turbo. It offers many of the flagship’s styling cues and equipment, but aims to appeal to a wider audience, with lower running costs thanks to an efficient direct-injection 1.2-litre power plant.

The GT-Line features the all-new turbocharged 1.2TCe 120 engine, mated to Renault’s EDC dual-clutch gearbox, like the version found in the full-fat 200. Making 120bhp and 140lb ft of torque, Renault claims 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 121mph, comparable to its closest rivals the Mini Cooper and Citroen DS3 VTi 120.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

However, it shades its rivals in terms of frugality – 54.3 mpg and 120g/km of CO2 on the combined cycle suggest much reduced running costs over its feistier sibling. Road tax is free for the first year and just £30 a year thereafter. An insurance rating of just 14E should also appeal to the younger driver.

Developed by Renaultsport, the chassis is doubtless a cracker. A Sport chassis is standard, including 40% stiffer dampers and specific bump stops. R.S. drive is an added bonus with two driving modes, Normal and Sport; the latter sharpens up the car’s responses by altering the ESC, steering feel and gearbox mapping.

The GT-Line’s styling sets it apart from lesser models with GT branding throughout. Additionally, 17-inch alloys are fitted, along with GT-specific bumpers, sills, diffuser and a rear lip spoiler. The cockpit is suitably driver-focused with Renaultsport seats, GT steering wheel and column-mounted paddles.

Recommended

Visit/renault/clio/201841/all-electric-renault-zoe-rs-to-replace-clio-rs
Renault Clio

All-electric Renault Zoe RS to replace Clio RS?

11 Oct 2019

Most Popular

Visit/bmw/m3-saloon/20529/all-new-bmw-m3-competition-revealed-an-icon-reborn
BMW M3 saloon

All-new BMW M3 Competition revealed – an icon reborn

This is the all-new BMW M3 Competition saloon which will join the M4 Competition coupe in BMW M’s new M3/4 family
23 Sep 2020
Visit/honda/civic-type-r/203112/honda-civic-type-r-gt-2020-review-still-king-of-the-hot-hatch-crop
Honda Civic Type-R hatchback

Honda Civic Type R GT 2020 review – still king of the hot hatch crop?

Subtle tweaks have made the Type R an even more formidable hot hatch, but we’re keen to try one again soon to understand fully the changes to the susp…
22 Sep 2020
Visit/bmw/m4/22869/all-new-bmw-m4-competition-revealed-next-generation-super-coupe-debuts
BMW M4

All-new BMW M4 Competition revealed – next generation super coupe debuts

The new BMW M4 Competition applies its war paint, but there’s no manual coming to the UK
23 Sep 2020
Visit/hyundai/202950/updated-hyundai-i30-n-revealed-with-optional-dual-clutch-box
Hyundai i30 N

Updated Hyundai i30 N revealed with optional dual-clutch ‘box

It was the hot hatch that upset the status quo, and now the i30 N is back with more power and tech
24 Sep 2020