Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Renault Launches Clio RS 197 LUX

For those that like to spice-up their hot hatch with a touch of more refinement and added comfort, Renault U.K. has introduced a new version of the Clio RenaultSport (RS for short) 197 named "Lux". In addition to the leather upholstery and automatic climate control, the Clio RS 197 Lux's standard equipment includes automatic headlamps and wipers, cornering lights, 'extra' tinted rear windows, a 60W radio MP3 CD player, Renaultsport carpet mats and satin chrome finish to the fascia air vents. On the outside, the Lux boasts brushed 'Raider' alloy wheels and a satin chrome finish to the door mirrors and to the air vents in the front wings.

Pricing for the Clio Renaultsport 197 Lux has been set in the U.K. at £16,995 with first deliveries expected in early January 2009. Renault claims that the Lux offers £2,000 worth of equipment for just £1,000 more than the standard RS 197.

The Clio Renaultsport 197 Lux is available in a choice of five exterior colors: Ultra Red, Racing Blue, Renault i.d. Glacier White (this will cost you an extra £150), metallic Deep Black (+£375) or metallic Albi Blue (+£375).

If you're still not satisfied with the standard equipment, Renault will gladly accessorize the Lux with electrically folding door mirrors (£100), an electrically operated panoramic sunroof (£600), xenon headlamps (£550), Speedline wheels in either white or black (£100) and the sporty Cup chassis (£400).

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