Double Awards Win For Renault

Sat 16th Jul 2022

The Megane and Clio are two of Renault’s most enduring models, but they showing the motoring establishment that they have plenty more years under the bonnet after collecting two big prizes at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2022.

The all-new Megane E-Tech, previously a family favourite, has demonstrated its versatility by appealing to business customers and collecting the ‘Small Company Car of the Year’. 

The Clio, one of the most recognisable brands in British motoring history, has maintained its levels of popularity, but with one eye on the future, as it was named ‘Supermini of the Year’.

It’s the third year in succession that the Clio has won the Supermini title, and this year’s edition comes with three trims, the Evolution, the Techno and the R.S. Line. Judges enjoyed the Clio’s combination of space, looks and equipment.

The Megane E-Tech was unsurprisingly praised for its technology, but the judges also liked the the car’s distinctive style, both inside and out.

Speaking about the double victory for the French brand, Steve Fowler, Editor in Chief at Auto Express said: “The All-New Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric has been worth the wait, its blend of engaging driving dynamics, cutting-edge tech and usability taking it straight to the top step of the podium. Not only does it attract rock bottom BiK bills, but the sharp styling creates all the right impressions when it comes to impressing clients. The interior is a real highlight too, with a forward-thinking approach and some stylish trim choices.

“Renault has cemented its success with the Clio supermini, following up on convincing performances in 2020 and 2021 to make it a hat-trick this year. At the heart of the Renault’s appeal is its ability to squeeze genuine family-friendly versatility into such a compact package, yet the Renault blends this practicality with a generous dose of visual appeal. Factor in a long list of standard kit and some tasty finance deals from Renault, and it’s not hard to see why the Clio has taken top honours once again.”