It looks like the Renault Clio RS 200 EDC will be launched next week on March 25, 2014, as revealed by Renault Malaysia’s Facebook fan page. The car will be launched at the Sepang International Circuit, a befitting launch location for a car that shares DNA with its larger sibling the Megane RS, which is very comfortable on the track. According to their FB post, F1 driver Kamui Kobayashi will be at the launch.
The latest generation Clio RS no longer employs a normally aspirated 2.0 litre engine mated to a manual gearbox – it now uses a 200 hp, 240 Nm 1.6 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that sends powers to the wheels via an EDC gearbox, which is what Renault calls its dual-clutch transmission.
It was previewed in Malaysia this exact day last year in left hand drive form, but we first sighted a red right hand drive car in Malaysia earlier this year in PJ.
Renault Malaysia also invites the public to participate in a Facebook contest where a pair of exclusive invites to the launch can be won. There are a total of four pairs to be won. It involves answering some questions and tagging a friend that you want to go with.
Find out more details about the contest and participate here: Renault Malaysia Facebook contest