Published on October 31st, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
New Renault Clio GT Line Now Available in Malaysia
TC Euro Cars, the sole franchise holder for Renault cars in Malaysia, today announced that the sporty and stylish New Renault CLIO GT LINE is now available in all showrooms across the country. Available at the confirmed retail price of RM118,000, on-the-road inclusive of GST without insurance for private individual registration, the dashing New Renault CLIO GT LINE comes in four colours – the signature Malta Blue, Diamond Black, Glacier White and for an additional RM5,000, a bold Flame Red.
Presented exclusively as a five-door model but with a sleek coupe-like profile – the rear door handles are cleverly concealed close to the rear quarter lights – the New Renault CLIO GT LINE offers a distinctive look and feel, while delivering solid all-round performance. A fun city car that delivers superior and sharp handling as well as exceptional fuel efficiency, the New Renault CLIO GT LINE is a smart choice for discerning keen drivers who desire the racy looks of the high-performance Clio R.S. model but at more affordable purchase and ownership cost.
The head-turning New Renault CLIO GT LINE offers a host of bold and innovative features that sets it apart from its competition. The New Renault CLIO GT LINE features the company’s Turbo Control Efficiency or TCe 120 engine – a thoroughly modern powertrain that comes in a small four-cylinder engine displacement with a turbocharger, delivering performance equivalent to a naturally-aspirated 1.8L engine.
Mated exclusively to the six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) – a technology transfer from the flagship Clio R.S. – the New Renault CLIO GT LINE delivers maximum power of 120 PS and peak torque of 190 Nm – enabling powerful acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 9.9 seconds. At the same time, this spirited yet fuel-efficient engine also offers fuel efficiency of up to 5.2L/100km, equivalent to CO2 emissions of 120g/km.
Additionally, by engaging the car’s ECO mode, up to 10 percent of fuel savings can be achieved. Going the extra mile to improve handling and stability for a more comfortable and enjoyable driving experience, the suspension design of the New Renault CLIO GT LINE was developed to provide driving precision with less noise and vibration.
Combined with a longer wheelbase, wider track, more direct steering and an exhaustive weight-saving programme over its predecessor, the New Renault CLIO GT LINE delivers better grip for complete confidence and ease of use, greater precision and good straight-line stability while being appreciably more manoeuvrable and responsive when cornering.
The New Renault CLIO GT LINE’s smooth aerodynamic curves and elegant finishes make a bold statement for any driver looking to stand out in the crowd.
Its styling boasts a number of Renault Sport design cues, such as its grille and bold frontal styling, GT design front and rear bumpers, specific rear lip spoiler, wide-set LED daytime running lights, ‘GT LINE’ badging on the tailgate and a chrome finish exhaust tailpiece. Rounding off its purposeful looks are special 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured side protective mouldings with dark metal insert and dark metal door mirror housing.
The sports theme continues on the inside with dark carbon upholstery, a grey-trimmed dashboard sculpted in the shape of an aircraft wing, optimally-positioned multimedia system on the centre console and Renault Sport door sill guards.
The New Renault CLIO GT LINE makes the most of its dimensions to offer ample cabin space for front and back occupant, with numerous, well-though-out stowage points and generous boot space measuring 300 litres which rises to 1,146 litres when the rear seats are folded – well-suited to everyday use and long-distance travel.
The New Renault CLIO GT LINE is also packed with a range of useful and convenient features including a 7” touchscreen MediaNav System with USB and Bluetooth phone pairing, auto headlights and rain sensors, keyless entry and push start button with walkaway lock function, cruise control and speed limiter, motorway mode indicators and the Renault Bass Reflex system, which delivers more powerful bass frequencies and the listening enjoyment of a 30-litre home speaker enclosure.
Renault’s long-established commitment to delivering the highest standards of passive and active safety means that the Euro NCAP five-star rated New Renault CLIO GT LINE comes standard with four airbags (frontal airbags, lateral head and thorax airbags), a pressure sensor to detect impending impacts, anti-whiplash head rests, ‘submarining’ movement prevention in an impact, three-point ISOFIX child seat anchorage for three seats (front passenger seat and two outer rear seats), as well as enhanced pedestrian protection against injury in a collision, particularly to the head, legs and hips.
Active safety features include Electronic Stability Control, Roll Movement Intervention, ABS, Emergency Brake Assist as well as Hill Start Assist as standard equipment.
Renault’s unwavering commitment to quality means that the New Renault CLIO GT LINE has gone through hundreds and thousands of kilometres of punishing treatment in Renault’s exhaustive test programme as well as millions of kilometres in real-world conditions on everyday roads.
Such tests form part of Renault’s contemporary quality standards procedure to ensure every design aspect – including seat comfort, seals, suspension, noise, vibration and harshness – has the required long-term durability.
Likewise, the climate control system has been designed to give optimum performance in extreme temperatures, ranging from -30°C to +55°C, and in humidity levels from five to 95%. The MediaNav system as well, has passed through demanding radiation and interference tests.
Like all Renault passenger cars in Malaysia, service intervals for the New Renault CLIO GT LINE are 10,000km or six months, whichever comes first. It also comes with a five-year unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty, which unlike other new vehicle extended warranties, is fully-backed by Renault for enhanced ease of ownership as there are fewer complications with terms and conditions.
“With this launch availability of the New Renault CLIO GT LINE, we hope this model will increase our base of customers, especially among people who appreciate the Clio model heritage and are looking for a vehicle for their everyday city driving, “said Kuan Kim Luen, Chief Executive Officer, TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd.
“In addition to the strong value proposition products that we will be launching, we have several key focus areas which include continued sales growth, quality of service and ensuring that our customers continue to enjoy a very positive experience with our dealer network,” continues Kuan.
Malaysian drivers who are keen to know more about or test drive the New Renault CLIO GT LINE are encouraged to visitwww.renaultclio.com.my/gtline.