The Renault Clio hatchback trim line has been expanded with a limited edition Lutecia. The name of the new version of the Clio model refers to the name of a Celtic settlement that existed in ancient times on the territory of modern Paris. With the same name – Renault Lutecia – the compact hatchback is offered in Japan.
Renault is positioning the special version as an elegant alternative to the “sporty” modification of the R. S. Line. To make the Clio Lutecia stand out from the rest are 17-inch wheels painted in a copper shade, covers for the radiator grille, outside rearview mirrors and Lutecia logos on the outer antenna and front fenders of the car.
A parking aid with a rear view camera has been added to the Clio equipment list in this version. The dashboard of the model is finished with plastic from renewable sources, and the company used polyethylene terephthalate for the upholstery of the seats, which is obtained by recycling plastic bottles.
Orders for Clio in the new version of Lutecia are already being accepted in Europe. The Lutecia turned out to be 800 euros more expensive than the Intens, but 1300 euros cheaper than the “sports” version of the R. S. Line. Cars with a 90-horsepower turbo unit with a working volume of 0.9 liters are available from 22 thousand 550 euros, and for the Clio Lutecia with a 1.3-liter Tce 140 engine will have to pay from 24 thousand 300 euros. The hybrid version of the E-Tech 140 with the same performance but a lower vehicle tax rate will be another 2,500 euros more expensive.