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MOTOR manufacturers are heeding the public's call for automatic gearboxes in smaller cars.
South African traffic has become so unbearable that more and more car buyers are opting for automatic gearboxes. They are asking for automatic gearboxes to be fitted even on entry-level model cars.
Renault SA is giving its customers the option of an automatic gearbox with the addition of a Renault Clio 1.6 automatic to its range.
Safety remains a key priority for Renault. The new Clio 1.6 Dynamique Auto boasts ABS anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist. Owners of this latest version are protected in a collision by dual front and side air bags, as well as curtain air bags and anti-submarining air bags.
The automatic Clio offers a revised electric power steering system for improved precision and refinement, while it rides on attractive, modern 16-inch alloy wheels.
Also retained is the familiar 1,6-litre 16-valve engine, renowned for its impressive combination of performance and economy. Maximum power is rated at 83kW matched to a torque peak of 151Nm.
Adding further value is the inclusion of a three-year/60000km service plan, as well as Renault's five-year/150000km warranty, now standard across the full range. This is fully backed by Renault Confiance, an all-encompassing care package specifically designed to ensure continued peace-of-mind motoring, according to Renault SA.
l Price: R209900.