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2012 Renault Clio RS 200 Cup now on sale in Australia

Renault Australia has introduced the 2012 Renault Clio RS 200 Cup model update, with revised features and more luxury. Despite the added extras, the $36,490 price tag remains unchanged.

The main update for the new model is the introduction of leather-wrapped sports seats as standard. Inside also gets white panels behind the gauges in the instrument cluster, instead of the previous yellow treatment, while red stitching on the sports steering wheel replaces the previous yellow.

Other updates include a cut in exterior colours from the spectrum, dropping the Alien Green and Mercury Grey. The 2012 Renault Clio RS 200 Cup is available in Racing Blue, Black, Toro Red, and Liquid Yellow.

Under the bonnet, the same 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine remains, as does the six-speed manual transmission. The engine produces 147kW of power and 215Nm of torque, and is able to propel the little beast from 0-100km/h in around 7.0 seconds.

In other news from Renault Australia, production of the Renault Megane RS Australian Grand Prix limited editions has now ceased.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.