The British office of Renault opened the acceptance of orders for the Clio in a special version of Lutecia (as Paris was called in Latin BC). In order for the hatchback to “perfectly match” the name, it, in the opinion of the British, is enough to have a “stylish and elegant appearance.” Therefore, the body is painted in Diamond Black metallic, and the decorative inserts in the grille, bumpers, fenders, sills, side mirrors and antenna-fin are covered in brass, as are the 17-inch Viva Stella wheels. In general – Latin, brass, Lutetia.
The “fifth” Renault Clio is available to the British in Play (16,200 pounds), Iconic (17,400), S Edition (19,100) and R.S. Line (19,900). The Lutecia is based on the S Edition, but costs the most at £ 20,200. The price is increased by the Limited Edition prefix: limited to 300 copies.
The edition is offered exclusively with the TCe 90 petrol turbo engine (1.0, 92 HP, 160 Nm) and a six-speed manual transmission. The Clio E-Tech hybrid has yet to reach the UK.
There are no images and descriptions of the interior of Lutetia, but we took the S Edition interior from the configurator. The picture shows a 7-inch touchscreen, while the Lutecia will offer a 9.3-inch diagonal. Tencel fabric upholstery will remain, only with brass accents.
The attractiveness of the edition should be increased by an extended list of standard equipment. It includes monitoring of blind spots, electronic “handbrake”, climate control, heated steering wheel and seats, adaptive “cruise” with a speed limiter, Easy Link media center with the largest display, satellite navigation, parking sensors, rear view camera, power windows, ambient backlight. Deliveries to customers will begin in September. 132 884 Clio (+25 220) were sold in Europe in the first half of the year.
Successful special version?