IT IS a picture postcard scene from France. The sun is rising over the rolling wine estates of Bordeaux. Farmers are tending their vines. Queues are forming outside the boulangeries. But no one really drives a 2CV in France any more. More than 8m were made, but most were consigned to the scrapheap long ago, along with berets and strings of onions worn as horticultural bling.
By CAR's road test team. The Clio formula - that of an attractive, practical hatchback - has become immensely successful over the last 30 years, regularly topping best-seller lists across Europe. But the temptation to mess with the Clio has surely never been greater, given the pace of change in technology and the move towards crossover styling. The new Mk5 is, cleverly, both entirely familiar and a thorough overhaul. Changes to the platform, engines and transmissions, and the radically rebuilt interior are more drastic, but the Clio still fills the same brief - it's the same, but better.
Renault has enhanced the range of its popular Captur crossover with a series of new trim levels and further engine options. One of the main additions to the line-up is a new R. Line trim
While it might not sell in the same kind of volume as some of its rivals, the Renault Clio is just as well known to most car buyers. For that, you can thank a certain Nicole and her papa who appeared in a hugely successful advertising campaign to promote the original Clio of This fourth-generation car arrived more than twenty years later in and was a popular choice with small car buyers right up until , when it was replaced by an updated version. There are also 1.