Monday, 20 February 2012

Green drivers wanted for Clio challenge at Renault Prideaux, Barnstaple

Renault dealer Prideaux is gearing up for an eco-driving challenge where speed and time are not on the map.
The dealership in Coney Avenue, Barnstaple, is inviting customers to set the highest miles per gallon figure for its 13 mile course in the super green Renault Clio Expression+ dCi 88 with ECO pack, which can do 900 miles on a full tank.
The eco-driving challenge is the brainchild of sales manager Kevin Dummett and the winner will receive a family ticket to Cornwall’s Eden Project and the use of the low emission Clio, with eco pack branding, to drive there for the day.
Mr Dummett said: “We wanted to highlight just how many miles you can get out of the Clio and invite customers to see how economically they could drive it around our course, which starts and finishes at the dealership.
“It is a Top Gear style challenge but instead of driving the fastest lap, you have to record the highest mpg. We will have a leaderboard on display and the North Devon Journal will be supporting us by printing the results every other week.”
With CO2 emissions of just 94g/km and economy of almost 80mpg, as well as being London Congestion Charge exempt and zero road fund licence, the super-green Clio not only looks smart but is also a real money-saver.
Prideaux dealer principle Nick Williams will set the mark to beat when he completes the first lap on January 27, and it is then down to customers to prove they have the va va voom to drive the course more economically before the closing date of April 30, 2012.
Renault Clio Expression+ dCi 88 with ECO pack is packed with extras and comes with an on the road price of £12,450. To make the car even more appealing, the Clio and all new Renaults are eligible for the Renault 4+ programme, which launches on February 1. The tempting package offers all retail customers a comprehensive four-year/100,000 mile warranty, free routine servicing for four years/48,000 miles, four years roadside cover and up to four years finance (lease or PCP, subject to status).
For more information, visit Prideaux Renault of Barnstaple on Coney Avenue, phone 01271 349500 or visit

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