• Nov 15, 2005


Renault's Clio III was announced Monday as the 2006 selection for Europe's Car of the Year. The Clio headed a list of 28 new models, including the runner-up VW Passat. Judging was by a panel of 58 automotive journalists from 22 European countries. The 2006 award marks the sixth time Renault has won the Car of the Year title.

Clio III launched in Europe in mid-October, to what Renault cites as "an enthusiastic reception" and "very encouraging" early sales. Renault has more planned for the Clio program, including new engines, transmissions and trim packages, as well as the upcoming launch of the Clio Renault Sport.

[Source: Renault]



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      • 9 Years Ago
      MMMMMM terrible choice, the price should have gone to the Alfa Romeo 159 & Brera
      • 9 Years Ago
      that piecer right there just shows that the euro car that average europeans buy is just as crappy looking as is the car that average americans buy. their topline cars, on the other hand, dominate ours in terms of the number of acceptable choices.
      • 9 Years Ago
      One of the features of this model is that it comes with a wick so that rioters can set it on fire more easily.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It's a good car, safe for its size and I've heard that this version hasn't lost its character. The previous generation was very loveable if you like driving. (I like Alfa Romeos too, but there's disagreement on how good to drive the new ones are.)
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm just saying. I live in Europe and it was covered on all the channels everywhere from TV to the net. It's not something you watch rather something that is widely announced each year
      • 9 Years Ago
      It never ceases to amaze me how French auto makers (Renault, Peugeot and Citroen) consistently comes bottom in reliability tests yet people still highly regard them! Everyone criticises Toyota PR office but French Auto makers' PR offices are streets ahead, in comparison!
      • 9 Years Ago
      One of the features of this model is that it comes with a wick so that rioters can set it on fire more easily.
      • 9 Years Ago
      i wonder why the euro focus did not win... pound for pound and dollar for dollar it could be one of the best cars in the world...
      • 9 Years Ago
      as long as the build quality of the new RenaultSport model is better than the old one. I've had trim come off in my hand, and the driver's door hinge came apart and caused the door to fall off.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Dude, Gil. It's NOT that serious. Just because it's not new to you doesn't mean I've heard it. It's a freaking free web blog. The bloggers here do it in their spare time, and besides that, not everybody is quivering in anticipation to hear what the European Car of the Year is. Apparantly however you are not everybody, because you seem to get your news souce from somewhere else which, if you're going to leave whiny and stupid pointless comments, maybe you should continue to do.
      • 9 Years Ago
      In the US, the then new AMC (Renault) Alliance was Motor Trend Car Of The Year. It proved so bad it was the death of AMC and car manufacturing in Kenosha, Wisconsin. NOTE TO GIL Say what you want, this isn't Russia.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What the heck did they do to the Clio? I liked the Renault Clio V6's looks, but this one featured is a bit too roundy on the headlights, etc.