Renault is seeking to maximize the benefits of electrification across its range with the E-Tech hybrid version of its best-selling vehicle, the Clio small hatchback.
The Clio E-Tech emits 96 grams of CO2 per kilometer on the WLTP cycle, compared with the second-best figure in the Clio range of 109g/km for diesel versions with 100 hp or 115 hp and a manual transmission. Along with its lower emissions, the base Clio E-Tech has 140 hp, giving it better acceleration than its diesel siblings. It also comes standard with an automatic transmission.
Renault is also using the E-Tech hybrid system, which has two electric motors attached to a clutchless transmission, on its No. 2- and No. 3-sellers in Europe, the Captur small SUV and the Megane compact hatchback and station wagon, respectively. Those two models will have a plug-in version of the drivetrain.