Renault Clio Cup. Back to school

I’ll be perfectly honest, an invitation to drive a Renault Clio at the Dubai Autodrome at first didn’t fill me with excitement: it’s a Renault hatchback; how good could it be? Words are swiftly eaten though when I find out the hot hatch I will be driving is the lightweight Cup car, a racing derivation that has been run … » 9/23/13 11:41am 9/23/13 11:41am

Renault Introduces Sport Clio R3 Maxi Access For Entry-Level Rallying

Entry-level rallying...now there's a concept we can get behind, and Renault's provided a new toy with the introduction of its Renault Sport » 10/08/08 9:20am 10/08/08 9:20am Clio R3 Maxi Access hot hatch. The French automaker says the R3 Access is designed for folks interested in tarmac rallying, containing a full roll cage, six-speed sequential…

Hot Hatch Showdown

With auto show season officially, mercilessly and thankfully over, the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage stands to be full in just six weeks. A short time by any standard, but especially so when distilling over a hundred years of automotive excellence into just 50 vehicles. Two weeks ago saw the induction of the Cadillac… » 3/25/08 1:00pm 3/25/08 1:00pm

Women, Money, Power... or a Renault Clio?


So you're a young Argentinian dude and you find your Renault in a bit of a pickle, road-safety-wise. Señor Prince of Darkness offers you what sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Do you take it? The Clio isn't anywhere near as cool as the '65 Rambler Rogue-based Renault Torino, so maybe the Evil One will throw in a… » 11/21/07 1:15pm 11/21/07 1:15pm

Out of the Park: The 'World Series by Renault' Clio Renault Sport Edition

If ever there was a French specialty in the car market, it's this particular construct of hot hatchback: a taut, track-ready sort with a squat comportment and naturally aspirated four that pulls like a mid-80s Mustang GT. Renault's unveiled yet another version of its rapidly expanding Clio RS line; this one based on… » 10/01/07 10:45am 10/01/07 10:45am

Why We Love Clarkson: Clio 182

This afternoon I semi-intentionally opened up a can o'worms concerning Jalopnik and Global Warming. I also just finished Jezzo's latest book, The World According to Clarkson: And Another Thing in which my favorite British auto-journo states, "I don't believe in global warming." Point blank, just like that. And I was…

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Race on Dimanche, Sell on Lundi: Renault's Limited-Edition Clio F1 Team

What would owning a championship Formula One team be without synergistic marketing tie ins? Not much, of course. And so, Renault's unveiled a special edition Clio, the Renaultsport 197 F1 Team on the unveiling occasion of the Renault F1 team's new R27 car for the 2007 season. Like the M gane Renaultsport 230 F1 Team… » 1/25/07 8:20am 1/25/07 8:20am

Renault Clio Nabs European Car of the Year Award

Renault's Clio hatchback beat out the VW Passat, Alfa Romeo 159 and BMW 3-Series to become the European car of the year for 2005. The 58 journalists from 22 countries who judged the award deemed the new Clio just more worthy than more expensive sedans, and its close competitor the Toyota Yaris, due to its refinements… » 11/15/05 7:46am 11/15/05 7:46am