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2017 Renault Clio update on sale in Australia from $15,990

Renault Australia is announcing a range of updates for the introduction of the 2017 model year Clio range, adding more standard kit and sharping pricing.

Four main variant lines are being offered in Australia, spanning from the Life, Zen, Intens, to the top GT-Line. All come with a dual-clutch automatic except for the entry-level Life which is available with either manual or automatic.

The exterior has come in for some minor revisions, with body-coloured side mirrors and door handles, a chrome trimming for the hatch lid and other areas, along with 16-inch ‘Flex’ wheels as standard. Some of the highlights inside include auto headlights and wipers, a rear-view camera which is impressive for a base model compact car, and hands-free push-button start.

Stepping up to the Zen gets you Pure Vision LED headlights, front parking sensors, various gloss black trimmings for the exterior, and 16-inch ‘Pulsize’ alloy wheels. Meanwhile the interior gets a more comprehensive touch-screen interface with sat-nav and voice command.

Next up, the Intens adopts Renault’s R-Link touch-screen system with sat-nav and multimedia connectivity and in-built apps. It also comes with 17-inch wheels, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, velvet and artificial leather upholstery, and tinted rear windows.

At the top, the sporty GT-Line is distinctly styled with 17-inch ‘Serdar’ alloy wheels, a discreet bodykit with aero sections, satin grey side mirrors, bespoke front and rear bumper bar inserts, while the interior showcases, Renault Sport seats with blue highlights, aluminium pedals, and a leather handbrake handle.

The new model is on sale now with the entry-level Life priced from $17,990 drive-away and $19,990 drive-away for the auto. See below for the manufacturer’s list price for all other variants (excludes on-roads):

2017 Renault Clio Life manual – $15,990
2017 Renault Clio Life EDC auto – $17,990
2017 Renault Clio Zen EDC auto – $19,900
2017 Renault Clio Intens EDC auto – $22,990
2017 Renault Clio GT-Line EDC auto – $22,990

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.