The least costly Clio is the manual-gearbox Life, which comes with the three-cylinder TCe90 engine. It has cloth seat trim, manually controlled air-conditioning, 16-inch steel wheels, and the features in any Clio.
Spend some more and you can have a Clio Life auto, which gets you the more powerful, four-cylinder, TCe120 engine and dual-clutch gearbox.
Paying more for a Clio Zen brings you the TCe120 engine and auto gearbox as standard, and adds satellite navigation, two more speakers for the sound system, and very bright and long-lived LED headlights. Wheels are the same size, but in nicer looking aluminium alloy. And front parking sensors augment those at the rear.
Spending more again on a Clio Intens gets you climate-control air-conditioning (which maintains a set temperature), and seats trimmed in velvet and fake leather. The touchscreen supports enhanced smartphone connectivity via Renault R-Link. Wheels are an inch bigger at 17 inches, and are wrapped in slightly wider, lower profile, tyres that add some grip. The sound system is branded Arkamys, and you can let the car guide itself into a parking space.
For the same outlay as the Clio Intens you could have instead a Clio GT-Line, which has bare-metal control pedals and a sportier aesthetic inside and out. (Unlike the superseded Clio GT, the suspension tune is the same as on the other Clios).
Optional on the Zen, Intens and GT-Line is a glass roof ($1000 extra). Optional on the Intens and GT-Line is a Bose-branded sound system with boosted bass ($500). And if you want real leather seat trim, you can have it on a GT-Line – with heating up front (for an extra $1500).