Renault has announced the Clio GT hatchback has a starting price of 17,395 GBP. Deliveries start in September.

Renault has announced the Clio GT hatchback has a starting price of 17,395 GBP.

Introduced as a mid-range model slotted between the entry-level Clio and the flagship RS, the GT comes with a four-cylinder, 1.2-liter turbo engine rated at 120 HP (88 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque sent to the front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The warm hatchback can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 121 mph (195 km/h).

The Renault Clio GT can be distinguished by its new front bumper with larger air vents and LED daytime running lights. It also has bespoke door and mirror trims, darkened headlamps, rear diffuser, twin chrome pipes and 17-inch anthracite alloy wheels shod in 205/45 R17 rubbers.

Renault says the 2013 Clio GT hatchback can return 54.3 mpg UK (45.2 mpg US or 5.2 liters / 100 km) in the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 120 g/km.

It will be available on order starting next month, with deliveries commencing in September.

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