Violent crash in a ridiculous tiny car filmed with GoPro cameras

"Can you feel your legs?" That's what pilot Steve Poot asks copilot Nicolas Pire after badly crashing their Renault Clio R3t at the 2014 Rallye de Wallonie , in Belgium. The Clio is a ridiculous small French car so this must really suck despite the safety cage. » 5/05/14 4:34pm 5/05/14 4:34pm

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… » 9/23/13 5:56am 9/23/13 5:56am

This South African Teacher Stuffed 19 Kids Into a Renault Clio

Listen: dealing with children is hard. I don't have any kids myself, but from what I've seen with my friends who do have them, they can go from charming and adorable one minute to tiny little terrorists the next minute. Also, they have sticky hands. » 10/14/12 10:30am 10/14/12 10:30am

Watch Four Drivers Put Two Wheels In The Air

An old pro-car, anti-motorcycle maxim says "Four wheels good, two wheels bad." However, if you've still got two extra wheels that aren't on the ground, it's more like "Four wheels good, two wheels awesome." Here's four awesome two-wheels-in-the-air videos. » 10/05/10 2:00pm 10/05/10 2:00pm

Truck Driver Internet Sensation To Keep License

Semi truck driver John Tomlinson became an internet video sensation after cruising along Britain's A1 with a Renault Clio stuck to his bumper in February. Now a traffic commissioner's absolved him of fault and letting him keep his license. » 5/26/10 4:30pm 5/26/10 4:30pm

Why Have 143,000 People Viewed This Crappy Renault eBay Ad?

This UK eBay auction for a craptastic used 2005 Renault Clio has drawn more than 148,380 viewers and even has its own multi-thousand-fan Facebook page, yet the highest bid is less than $3,000. Why? » 3/22/10 1:45pm 3/22/10 1:45pm

Geneva Getting Raft Of Uninspiring New Compacts

Geneva Motor Show is coming up in March and there will be plenty of new cars from European makers, many of which will be compact and rather blah. Here's four we're probably not going to be going ga-ga over. » 2/12/10 1:30pm 2/12/10 1:30pm

The Jalopnik Top 20 Classic Renault TV Commercials

Even though Renault never had a big presence here in North America, we can still admire the TV commercials for their cars. Spanning the spectrum from salacious to surreal, Renault ads rarely fail to entertain. » 2/22/09 11:00am 2/22/09 11:00am

2009 Renault Clio Refreshed For Geneva

Renault's freshens things up with the 2009 Clio and 2009 Clio Sport with a mid-cycle change to keep styling and options up-to-date with the competition. Both debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. » 2/09/09 1:00pm 2/09/09 1:00pm

2009 Renault Clio Facelift Spotted Ahead Of Geneva

The 2009 Geneva Auto Show will see the reveal of a trio of refreshed vehicles from Renault, but the 2009 Renault Clio's already been spotted early by an Autoweek.nl forumite lurking in a parking structure. » 1/31/09 1:00pm 1/31/09 1:00pm

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…

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

We Want Our Clio MTV



A few years ago, Sweet Peet D. congratulated General Motors for using James Brown's "Sex Machine" in an advertisement. What Mr. DeLorenzo failed to mention is that Renault, apparently, had done it first and done it better. Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you the Renault Clio MTV. » 7/19/07 6:00pm 7/19/07 6:00pm

Renault Clio RS Spot

We were watching a Tivo'd episode of On The Lot last night and thinking about how genuinely bad the short films were. Kudos, however, to the guy who cast Reginald VelJohnson. Poor Reginald. On the other hand, this little gem of a clip for the Renault Clio RS features danger, ingenuity and panache. And it's pretty to… » 7/10/07 5:45pm 7/10/07 5:45pm

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… » 1/31/07 2:16am 1/31/07 2:16am

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

Clio Renaultsport Concept: Infused With F1 Cues


The new Renault Clio, aka "Son of LeCar," just got the boy-racer treatment as a teaser of what's to come from Renaultsport, the French automaker's performance division. We like the treatment, and although an underbody diffuser, supposedly "derived directly from Formula 1 racing cars," seems like a wee bit of overkill… » 8/09/05 1:30pm 8/09/05 1:30pm