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Supermini of the Year 2020: Renault Clio


Renault went from zero to hero in the supermini class when its all-new fifth-generation Clio faced tough challenges from the likes of the SEAT Ibiza, the Ford Fiesta and the Peugeot 208; but it beat all of them to rise to the top of one of the most popular segments of the new car market in Britain and win Supermini of the Year 2020 at the AutoExpress awards.

Superminis have to score highly in so many other areas, too, and with useful technology – especially in Auto Expresses' favourite Iconic spec – there’s plenty of connectivity and features to keep you entertained on the move, with a slick-enough touchscreen fitted to most trim levels.

The TCe 100 engine is a willing partner; with 99bhp, the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo unit might be a little down on power compared with some rivals, but it takes 11.8 seconds to sprint from 0-62mph, so there’s enough performance, while CO2 emissions of 119g/km on the new WLTP cycle and claimed efficiency of 54.3mpg mean it should be cheap to run. This is not its strongest suit, though.

The Renualt Clio is available to lease for only £144.62 plus VAT a month. View all the details at

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