- All-New Renault Clio wins Best First Car award
- Best New Car Finance Award recognises availability of 0% APR PCP and HP offers across the Renault range
- Alpine A110 triumphs in Best Car for Thrill-Seekers category
The manufacturer’s All-New Clio took home the Best First Car award while the Best New-Car Finance award was achieved in partnership with RCI Financial Services. The Alpine A110 roared away with the Best Car for Thrill Seekers award.
The All-New Fifth Generation Renault Clio impressed Parkers’ expert judging panel in a whole host of areas. Speaking of its merits, the judges’ comments included: “It’s impossible not to be impressed by this car’s new interior, which is high-quality, well-designed and packed with the latest technology” together with “In higher trims the Clio’s also a very handsome little car, while a big boot and low running costs keep it practical for daily use” and “It’s also a very impressive to drive – comfortable yet composed in the corners…”
The availability of 0% APR on PCP or HP finance offers across the model range, sensible T&Cs and attractive deals on such models as the Mégane R.S convinced Parkers that Renault deserved the award for Best New Car Finance.
Parkers was equally complimentary towards the Alpine A110, saying… “…the sensation of an almost total lack of mass, engaging handling and a rally-car aping engine note combine to make the Alpine A110 a huge success right off the bat” and awarding it its Best Car for Thrill Seekers Award.
On awarding Groupe Renault, Keith Jones, Deputy Editor of Parkers, said: “Hats off to Groupe Renault for pulling in a diverse haul of awards, from appealing to first-time drivers with the impressive New Clio to tugging at the heart strings of those looking for something thrilling with the Alpine A110. The hat trick comes from offering cracking 0% APR deals across the lion’s share of its range, too.”
Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Groupe Renault UK, said: “We’re exceptionally pleased to accept these awards, especially as they perfectly illustrate how extensive the Groupe Renault range is and how we strive to produce class-leading cars for all types of customers. What’s more, the Best New Car Finance award shows that we also go the extra mile in ensuring that as many people as possible can access our vehicles, enabling them to optimise their motoring enjoyment and enjoy the benefits of a new car with clear and affordable payment options.”