Taking all its different generations into account, the Clio GT Line stands out as one of Renault’s best-selling cars, as well as a market benchmark that has generated total sales of 12.5 million units from 1990 – 2014.
The new Clio GT Line also champions Renault’s new design strategy which places emphasis on simplicity, warmth and sensuality. Its front-end design, which features the prominent Renault logo, is set against a glossy black background, which is further emphasized by the headlights and wide-set LED daytime running lights.
A special rear bumper design, body-coloured side protective mouldings with dark metal insert, dark metal door mirror housing, extra-tinted rear glass, special 17-inch alloy wheels as well as the GT Line badging on the tailgate, which also features the spoiler from Renault Clio R.S.; all of which contribute to the sporty exterior of the 2015 Renault Clio GT Line.
The Clio GT Line’s suspension combines driving precision with reduced noise and vibration levels. The Macpherson-type front suspension is linked to a right-angled triangular lower wishbone with twin bushes. This configuration delivers better road holding, more responsive handling and steering precision while minimising the effect of longitudinal and transverse loads, which is vital for the comfort of occupants.
The rear suspension comprises a programmed-deflection torsion beam with coil springs and an anti-roll bar to optimise cornering stability. Effective shock absorption is assisted by bump stops that are now made from polyurethane, which are more progressive than the previous design and add further to the comfort delivered by this GT Line edition of the Renault Clio.
With reduced weight combined with the optimized calibration of the electrically-assisted power steering (EPS) and a quicker steering rack, the compact is even more manoeuvrable, with a 10.6-meter turning circle.
Additionally, the Renault Clio comes equipped with the Renault Bass Reflex system. The sound system, integrated into the front doors’ loudspeakers, delivers adequate volume and enjoyment of a 30-liter home speaker enclosure. It also delivers more powerful bass frequencies, while further pushing back saturation and distortion thresholds.
Manufactured at Bursa in Turkey, the new Clio GT is built to Renault’s exacting quality standards. Like all new variants, the new Renault Clio GT Line has covered hundreds and thousands of kilometers of tests (impacts, high-speed, slopes, water, dust, etc.) at Renault’s Aubevoye proving facilities.
The 2015 Renault Clio GT Line is supposedly valid for the Malaysian market at the estimated price of RM118,000, with an additional RM5,000 for the Flame Red color. The car’s official launch is slated for the final quarter of 2015. Colors available for the Clio GT Line are: Flame Red, Diamond Black, Glacier White and Malta Blue. All Renaults in the country come with 5-year unlimited warranty, along with a recommended service interval of 10,000 km.