Renault has now introduced GT versions of the Clio model aimed at customers who want a sporty look but who are not in the market for the performance of an R.S. model. Clio GT 120 EDC’s sporty exterior features a front bumper incorporating wide-set LED lights, a special rear bumper design, twin exhaust tailpipes, body-coloured side protective mouldings with dark metal insert, dark metal door mirror housings, extra-tinted rear glass and special 17-inch wheels, plus GT badging beneath the Renault logo at the front and on the tailgate. Renault Clio GT 120 EDC also features the spoiler from Clio R.S.
Inside, the seats boast specific upholstery with GT-branded head rests. The upper part of the dashboard features a speckled grey finish, in addition to grey trim highlights. The two fixed EDC gearshift paddles are mounted behind the leather-trimmed sports steering wheel. Like Clio R.S., Clio GT 120 EDC is fitted with aluminium pedal caps and Renault Sport-badged door sill guards.
Renault Clio GT 120 EDC and Clio Estate GT 120 EDC are exclusively available with the TCe120 EDC. This 1.2-litre 120hp turbocharged engine delivers peak torque of 190 Nm and drives through six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h takes 9,4 seconds. With this powertrain, Clio GT 120 EDC’s combined-cycle fuel consumption is just 5.2 litres/100 km, equivalent to CO2 emissions of 120g/km.
Developed by Renault Sport Technologies, Clio GT 120 EDC’s chassis incorporates features specifically designed to provide a keener handling edge than the core Clio range. The front springs and dampers are respectively 40% and 30% stiffer, while the bump stops have been adapted accordingly. Clio GT 120 EDC’s multi-mode R.S. Drive function allows drivers to choose between a number of power steering calibrations and accelerator pedal and dual-clutch automatic transmission mappings. In ‘Sport’ mode, acceleration is more responsive and gearshifts are faster.