Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Campus Still Has That Va-Va-Voom

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Campus Still Has That Va-Va-Voom

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Byline: By David Whinyates

There's still plenty of va-va-voom in the old girl yet according to Renault, which has plans to extend the life of the Clio II model ( launched in 1998 ( in spite of the introduction of a new updated model this week.

A new range of bigger, more sophisticated Clios ( dubbed the Clio III ( has just gone on sale in Renault's British dealerships, but the French company is to continue production of the old version at a factory in Slovenia.

Renault has even dusted down a model name last used in the early 1990s to provide the old shape car with a separate identity.

Designed as a lower-cost entry level option, the old model will be called the Clio Campus ( a name last used by the company on the Renault Five.

Renault says with the Campus branding the old Clio, made famous by French soccer ace Thierry Henri's, va-va-voom TV ads, will continue for several years.

It will only be available in three-door form, with prices from pounds 7,895 ( pounds 1,000 less than the cheapest Clio III ( rising to pounds 9,495. …

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