As intimated in our earlier report, the Renault Clio GT 120 EDC is set to join the French brand’s model lineup in Malaysia sometime in the third quarter of the year – ahead of its arrival, an ad for it has been spotted on, offering an indicative price of RM120,000 for the sporty hatchback.

The Clio GT 120 EDC, which will sit below the range-topping Clio Renaultsport 200 EDC here, is powered by a 1.2 litre turbocharged engine offering 120 hp and 190 Nm of torque, and the mill is paired with a six-speed EDC dual clutch transmission with paddle shifters. Performance numbers include a 0-100 km/h time of 9.9 seconds.

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Developed by Renaultsport, the GT Line offering bears RS design cues all over the exterior – elements include GT-specific front and rear bumpers and a rear lip spoiler as well as side sills, offset LED daytime running lights, twin chrome exhaust tailpipes and GT badging.

The interior, meanwhile, features dark carbon GT upholstery, and trim includes chrome and gloss black bits, Renaultsport seats, a GT leather steering wheel, anthracite surrounds for the air vents and aluminium-capped pedals.

The Clio GT 120 EDC comes equipped with a Sport Chassis, and its dampers are 40% stiffer than a regular Clio’s. Equipment includes the company’s R.S. Drive, which offers two driving modes – Normal and Sport. The latter sharpens the car’s responses by tweaking engine and gearbox mapping, ESC stability control settings as well as steering feel and throttle response.