In the compact segment «B» a small wagon is a rarity.
Few manufacturers have these cars in its model lineup.
A pity, because this type of vehicle could be used as a family car, as well as private entrepreneurs as transportation for small shipments.
Representatives of this segment can literally be counted on the fingers of one hand – of Skoda the Fabia the Combi , of Seat of Ibiza the ST , until recently, the Peugeot 207 SW station wagon and Clio from the company 2018-2019 Renault, named 2018-2019 Renault Clio Estate.
A more practical version of the Clio model body received from the third generation, and has entered the market in the year 2008.
And four years later, on sale appeared wagon 2018-2019 Renault Clio Estate new fourth (counting from the hatchback ) generation.
In the case of 2018-2019 Renault, the body does not mean the typical station wagon design, aimed only at achieving large capacity luggage compartment.
Touring as a hatchback, it is a thoroughly modern and dynamic car.
In front of the machine is almost no different from the hatchback, but the stern French designers have done a good job.
Here you can see the large horizontal lights, calling on the body side, a large tailgate and a roof spoiler.
And crowning it all inserts in the bumper, diffuser imitating.
Note that the rear door handles are hidden in the rear rack.
French car looks quite nice, drawing attention to the way the original design.
Wagon 2018-2019 Renault Clio Estate IV reaches a length of 426.7 centimeters.
The size of the wheelbase is the same as that of the hatchback – 258.9 centimeters.
The width of the car is 194.5 centimeters and a height of not more than 144.5 centimeters.
Standard volume of the luggage compartment is 443 liters m.
This is a very decent rate, but Skoda Fabia Combi, with its 505-liters of slightly below.
However, it is well to 143 liters more than in the hatchback.
In addition, the removable floor of the luggage compartment offers for an additional 85 liters.
And with the rear seats folded cargo space increases to 1380 liters minute.
Easy loading of things provides a low threshold of the luggage compartment, located at a height of 60.4 centimeters, so heavy luggage do not have to rise too high.
A wide doorway allows to transport even relatively large items such as a bicycle.
Moreover, cargo wagon door disclosed in the higher than in the hatchback.
Also, in a small wagon 2018-2019 Renault Clio Estate IV can transport long items and, if you fold the rear row seats and the front passenger seat – get a loading platform length of 2.48 meters, which is a record in this class of car.
Saloon car with classic five-seat layout.
The main element of the center console wagon 2018-2019 Renault Clio Estate IV is a touchscreen 7-inch screen multimedia complex called Media NAV, which includes a navigation system, music system, the USB-port and Bluetooth wireless communication system.
The location of all the elements is simple and intuitive.
The instrument panel in the wagon 2018-2019 Renault Clio Estate IV has an attractive design.
At its center is the digital speedometer.
Still poor quality of some plastics and upholstery.
The power range of the French car consists of three engines – two petrol (0.9-liter 90 horsepower and a 1.2 liter 120 hp) and one diesel.
On turbocharged diesel unit would like to discuss in more detail.
Its working volume of 1.5 liters (1461 cm / cc), and the return – 90 horsepower at 4000 rpm and 220 Newton meters of maximum torque already at 1750 rpm.
As the gearbox is offered 5-band “mechanics”, with which the car accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour on the speedometer in 11.6 seconds.
The maximum wagon 2018-2019 Renault Clio Estate IV speed with the diesel engine reaches the 178 kilometers of an hour.
The engine is equipped with Start-Stop system, fuel economy, so the fuel consumption in combined driving mode is only about 4 liters per 100 kilometers.
Drive in front of the French model.
Wagon 2018-2019 Renault Clio Estate IV in the first place should appeal to those who appreciate a comfortable ride above all, for the French model suspension copes well with road surface defects, effectively filtering irregularities.
At the same time, the driver and passengers do not experience excessive car rolls in turns.
Steering is decent sharpness, which is an advantage when maneuvering in urban driving conditions.
The car has received a whole bunch of electronic assistants, including the ABS, Hill Start Assist, ESC, Brake Assist, cruise control, and more.
Overall, 2018-2019 Renault Clio Estate IV proves that the class «B» a five-door wagon can be a very interesting alternative to the compact hatchback.
Shoppers will no doubt appreciate the cute appearance, large luggage compartment, a comfortable suspension and low fuel consumption.
And only the average quality finishing materials may be slightly spoil the overall impression from the model.
Wagon 2018-2019 Renault Clio Estate IV received three variants of equipment – Authentique (14 300 euros), Expression (16 300 euros) and Dynamique (18 600 euros).
A surcharge French automaker offers a variety of options packages.