In the Clio, the engine returns a claimed average of 76.0mpg and 95g/km of CO2, which is still a respectable figure, but some way short of the equivalent five-speed manual’s claim of 83.1mpg and 90g/km of CO2.
Likewise, in the Captur, the new EDC auto model returns a claimed average of 72.4mpg and emits 103g/km – the manual manages 76.4mpg and 95g/km CO2 emissions.
The new transmission option is available on Dynamique MediaNav and Dynamique MediaNav S versions of both the Clio and the Captur.
Prices for the Clio Dynamique MediaNav start at £16,595, which is £1,300 more than the standard manual model. The Clio Dynamique MediaNav S starts at £17,595, which is the same price premium over the manual car.
As for the Captur, prices for the EDC-equipped Dynamique MediaNav diesel start at £17,395. The Captur Dynamique MediaNav S dCi auto starts at £18,895. Both cost £1,000 more than the equivalent manual models.
Renault has also made the option of a reversing camera available on all MediaNav-spec Clio models, not just the range-topping Renaultsport Clio Lux. It costs an extra £350.
The Clio GT Line TCe 120 can now be had with the Renaultsport monitor for an extra £295.