As a way to say ‘au revoir’ to its customers and proudly celebrate its final year on the market in Europe, Renault Clio Campus Bye Bye (based on Clio II, need we point out?) packs the model’s familiar strengths. Two versions are available with particularly attractive price tags:
The same benchmark, but now more affordable than ever…
At the time of its release, Renault Clio Campus soon earned a reputation for its ride comfort, roomy interior, compact dimensions and agile handling. Meanwhile, its responsive road holding and engine performance made it a pleasure to drive, with added reassurance delivered by its anti-lock brakes, emergency brake assist and driver and front passenger airbags.
Today, Clio Campus Bye Bye’s specification has been enhanced to include Dark Metal door mirror housings and wheel trims, plus black headlight masks. And just to prove that a straightforward offer doesn’t need to mean abstinence, Clio Campus Bye Bye comes as standard with power steering, electric front windows, a trip computer and a 60/40-split folding rear bench seat with three head rests… with prices starting from €7,990 (three door version).
With an equipment list which also features manual climate control, a radio-CD player, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and fog lights, the five-door version of Clio Campus Bye-Bye stands out as a proven, reliable and well-equipped compact hatchback with a price tag of just €8,990.
Body colours and chief options
The standard body colours available for Renault Clio Campus are Glacier White and Vif Red.
Metallic alternatives (Pearlescent Black, Majorelle Blue or Platine Grey): €460
Spare wheel: €110
Automatic climate control (five-door version): €400
Cruise control with speed limiter: €250
The perfect way to say “bye-bye”!
Following its launch in 1998, the second-generation Clio evolved constantly in order to stay in tune with market demand. The introduction of a restyled version in the middle of 2006 saw the model’s name change to Campus which pursued a successful and complementary career alongside its successor, giving it a second lease of life. At the time, even the most optimistic forecasters, including those at Renault, would have had trouble predicting that it would go on to sell for six more years, which is the total lifespan of many models. Yet this feat merely serves to underline how the performance credentials, cabin space and comfort boasted by France’s best-selling car between 1999 and 2003 (passenger cars and LCVs combined) have never lost their appeal.
Five million Clio IIs have been manufactured since 1998, and Clio Campus Bye Bye – which is still a regular sight on our streets – can hold its head high as it prepares to bring the model’s life to a close.