Test drive: Renault Clio adds E-Tech to its supermini stalwart

The French car-maker quietly encroaches on Toyota Yaris territory with its impressive new hybrid

The Renault Clio E-Tech will save money in the long run but comes at a price, starting at €24,995

The Renault Clio is a stalwart, not only of the French manufacturer’s range of cars, but also of the supermini class. It has never really challenged the top sellers in the segment, but it’s a solid performer all the same. And so it has been for more than 30 years.

In that time, the formula has remained fairly consistent. The diesel and more popular petrol models have been the mainstays of the range, while Renault ...