Renault Thalia



Renault has just presented a new model - Renault Thalia

A very humorous press conference where Renault presented officially a new Renault type range was just finished a couple of hours ago. A wild music etched in a great atmosphere where young people unpacked a new car type range from a huge parcel -- the Renault Thalia.

Renault Club CR has informed about existence of the Renault Thalia a long time ago before this model was officially presented by Renault importer to Czech Republic. We published an article about this topic at the beginning of last year. At that time, the Renault was known as Clio Symbol (click on this link and see relevant article).

The only reason to choose the Thalia name was to differentiate this model from Clio range that has a lot of relations with. There is no wonder the Thalia comes from the Clio model. You won't be ever sure if is it the Clio or the Thalia that's just coming against you. Only when this car pass you or when you see the rear part of this car then you can definitively say, what was that car actually.

The Renault was very motivated to develop a new model which would cover a missing part in a small car segment.

In compare to the Clio model, the most prominent change became a gradual rear part of the car that hides an extra-large luggage space of 510 litres. That is the same space which a Mgane Classic would offer. Its use for transportation of large loads is quite limited by a small load space. The Thalia model is longer by 378 mm than the Clio models so it was pulled up to 4,15 m. By the way, that is the same length as Scenic model has.

Because of the safety, the Renault Clio got four stars in a NCAP destruction tests what caused that this car became an elite car of its car segment. Neither the Thalia model does leave anything related to a safety. It has a much more rigid frame, a driver's airbag as well as co-driver's one, seat belt pre-tensioners that reduce a thorax loading up to 40% when a front impact. An optional equipment contains a side airbags as well. Because of requirement for a higher active safety, an undercarriage was modified too. A basic version of the Renault Thalia "wears" tires of 175/65 R14 size that finally assist to better driving pleasure. New drawn brakes allow to faster and much more safe car stopping . It does contain an ABS system enlarged by an EDV electronic system that divides brake power and avoid the car not to be planning on the road..

The Renault Thalia will be offered with two engines with same capacity 1,4 l, first 8-valves engine having performance of 75 hp and second 16-valves engine having really unusual performance of 98 hp. Unfortunately, Renault does not think about any version with diesel engine in future.

Interior of the Renault Thalia was taken over from the Renault Clio which was very well ergonomically and digestedly organised. While front seats passengers have 17 mm space plus now, rear seats passengers have even more better seat space thanks to higher roof. Only people higher than two meters could have some problems with roof height but there are not so much that population of people on the world.

 

The Renault Thalia is also protected against small mechanical damage caused by unaware parking. Front wings were made from elastic plastic, which returns back into original shape after its deformation. Front headlight glasses have been made from polycarbonate, which has the same light permeability but are even more resistant against any mechanical damage.

A cake cherry would be very precise steel part treatment and their guaranty against corrosion. Thanks to this Renault can allow to offer a the 12years guaranty against corrosion.

This model in RN version was priced for
299.000.- K and RT version with stronger engine will be priced for 349.000.- K
Sale of this new model will be officially started in the Czech Republic on March this year.


VERSION

1,4 RN
RT

1,4 16 V
RT

Size

   

Wheel track (mm)

2472

2472

Total length (mm)

4150

4150

Total width with driving mirrors /with no driving mirrors (mm)

1639/1940

1639/1940

Total height of car not loaded (mm)

1417

1417

Load space (l)

510

510

Heights

   

Emergency load (kg) -- depends on a car equipment

940

980

Useful load (kg)

520

520

Max. total weight allowed (kg)

1460

1500

Engine

   

Capacity (cm3)

1390

1390

Maximum performance (kW/k)

55/75

72/98

at torque/min

5500

6000

Maximum torque moment (Nm)

114

127

at torque/min

4250

3750

Transmission

   

Type

Mechanical, 5 gears

Mechanical, 5 gears

Brakes

   

Front wheels

Disk

Disk brakes with ventilation

Rear wheels

Drum

Drum

Tires

   
 

175/65 R14

175/65 R14

Performance

   

Maximum speed (km/h)

170

186

Acceleration 0-100km/h (s)

12,1

10,5

1000 m with standing start (s)

34

32,3

Consumption

   

Urban cycle (l/100km)

9,7

9,4

Average (l/100km)

5,7

5,6

Emission CO2 (g/km)

168

165

Fuel tank capacity (l)

50

50

 





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