The French manufacturer is introducing the Renault Clio 20th edition, which is a special version celebrating 20 years of production.
The Renault Clio 20th displays the ’20th’ badge on the B pillars and has also received glossy black front bumper moldings and exterior mirrors plus 16 inch Lyria alloys.
Inside the Renault Clio 20th the automaker fitted the small hatch various zinc grey accents, the Carminat TomTom satellite navigation system, climate control ,cruise control, electric mirrors and windows and a upgraded upholstery.
A few optional features are also available for the Renault Clio 20th edition and powering options include the 1.2 TCe 100, 1.5 dCi 86, 1.5
dCi 106 and 1.6 VVT 128 engines.
The Renault Clio 20th price starts at 14,671 GBP forthe 1.2 TCe and reaches 16,393 GBP for the 1.5 dCi variant.
Renault press release :
Clio, one of Britain’s best-loved cars and one of the most iconic small cars ever made, comes of age this year as it turns 20.
Throughout its illustrious career, spanning more than two decades,
Clio has become one of the highest-selling superminis of all time,
notching up more than 10 million sales worldwide in more than 100
countries, including over one million in the UK alone.
To mark its birthday in suitable style, Renault has launched an upmarket special edition, badged fittingly as Clio ‘20th’.
Clio – a 20-year Anglo-French love affair
Curvaceous Clio debuted to considerable acclaim at the Paris Motor
Show in 1990, prior to launching in the UK in March 1991. Being able to
match, and even exceed, the phenomenal sales success of the Renault 5,
the marque’s sharply-styled new Clio instantly won over a demanding
With sales success through first, second and, now,
third-generations, the trend-setting French model continues to blur the
traditional supermini boundaries by appealing to every type of buyer
through its wide range of versions and body styles. From the first-time
driver with an easily insurable three-door Extreme, through to the
suburban parent with a diesel Sport Tourer, right up to the city
dweller with a luxurious five-door Initiale TomTom and the performance
enthusiast with a Renaultsport 200 Cup, each Clio offers a large dose
of inimitable French style and a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’.
Throughout its glittering career, Clio has continued to set new
standards for the supermini class, never more so than now, through a
compelling package of affordability, comfort, practicality and style.
It has always been at the forefront of safety. In 2000, Clio was the
first car in its class to secure a maximum four-star Euro NCAP crash
test rating, followed in 2005 with sector-leading five-star status.
Last, but by no means least, exacting build quality has seen it emerge
as one of the most reliable cars in its class.
Clio and the small screen – a winning combination
Of course it would be impossible to chart Clio’s success without
recalling its award-winning televisions ads, some of which are widely
regarded as the most memorable and successful car advertising campaigns
The Nicole and Papa story began on 1st April 1991,
coinciding with the UK Clio launch. Over seven years and eight
episodes, the father and daughter stole British hearts with their
alluring French charm as they dashed around Paris, Provence and the
Alps in their Clios. The series culminated in the final 1998 ad one
Friday night with 23 million Brits glued to their sets to see the
cliff-hanger wedding of Nicole to comedian, Vic Reeves, only to have
her ‘elope’ with Bob Mortimer, the other half of the Reeves and
Mortimer double act.
At the time, the ad attracted six million viewers more than
Coronation Street. According to the independent Car Advertising
Research Study by Sofres Automotive, the Nicole and Papa saga was the
most successful car advertisement ever.
Fears that Renault would not be able to replicate the same kind of
success with future ads proved groundless when the immortal words, ‘Va
Va Voom’, were uttered for the very first time in 1998. The now
legendary phrase was heard as part of seductive French actress, Hélène
Mathieu’s ads in the ‘Size Matters’ campaign, for the launch of the
first Clio Renaultsport, the 172. Just three years later, French
striker, Thierry Henry, built on the phrase’s cult status in his series
of ads which ran from 2001 to 2004. Still leaving people guessing as to
the true meaning of ‘Va Va Voom’, the series left a more indelible
impression when the phrase entered the Concise Oxford English
Dictionary in 2004.
The hottest of hot hatches
Of course, none of this would have had quite the same impact had
Clio not kept pace with the times. Aside from the multiple awards,
multi-award winning advertising campaigns and impressive sales, the
range has continued to evolve.
The performance versions especially have been consistently honed to
perfection over the years. The critically acclaimed Clio Williams was
succeeded by Renaultsport 172, 182, 182 Trophy, 197 and the current
200. In between, two versions of the awe-inspiring, mid-engined Clio
Renaultsport V6 continued to keep honest a whole host of exotic sports
saloons and supercars costing up to five times the price. The road
might be its usual domain, but Clio also has a spiritual home on the
track, and the Clio Cup race cars are still the biggest-selling
one-make motorsport cars of all time. At the opposite end of the
performance spectrum, there was even a successful Clio van.
Today, the Clio success story continues. The original three- and
five-door versions now share the limelight with the practical and
stylish Sport Tourer, while the Renaultsport 200 versions continue to
reign supreme in the supermini hot hatch category.
Bringing the story right up to date, the latest version to appear on
British shores is the eye-catching and sporty new ‘S’, while a 98 gram
per kilometre  CO2diesel version launches later this year in keeping with the brand’s environmental stance under its Renault eco²signature.
Clio 20th – a fitting special edition
To celebrate Clio’s 20th birthday, Renault has released a fitting
’20th’ special edition. On sale in the UK now, the five-door model
offers a wealth of luxury and style items in keeping with the car’s
refined appeal.
This striking version of Clio is immediately recognisable through
its specific ’20th’ badging on the B pillars, as well as the gloss
black finish of its front bumper mouldings, door mirrors and detail on
the body-coloured side mouldings which contrast with the body-colour
door handles. On Pearl Black versions, these elements are finished in
anthracite grey. They also benefit from stylish 16” Lyria alloy wheels
and extra tinted rear windows and tailgate.
Inside the plush cabin, the dashboard features zinc grey air vent
surrounds, dashboard inserts and centre console, in addition to ’20th’
badging on the front door sill kickplates. Based on the Dynamique
TomTom trim level, the luxurious ’20th’ limited edition versions of
Clio come comprehensively equipped with fully integrated Carminat
TomTom satellite navigation*, climate control, cruise control,
electrically adjustable and folding door mirrors, front and rear
electric windows, Renault hands free card, speed limiter, ‘Sport’
upholstery and 4x20W radio CD MP3 player with Bluetooth hands free
system with fingertip controls, four speakers and USB connection.
Several options are also on offer, including fixed cornering lights
with black surrounds, electric panoramic sunroof and rear parking
Clio 20th comes with a choice of four engines, the first three of
which come under the Renault eco² banner. 1.2 TCe 100, 1.5 dCi 86, 1.5
dCi 106 and 1.6 VVT 128.
The new Clio 20th models are available on-the-road from £14,671 for the 1.2 TCe 100, rising to £16,393 for the 1.5 dCi 106.

Source: Renault