Renault working on twin clutch mechanism for next gen Clio

09/06/2010 - 05:28 | ,  ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Twin clutch gearbox

Renault's next generation Clio, speculated to be manufactured at the Renault-Nissan plant in Oragadam, Chennai, will use a dual clutch mechanism, reports Autocar UK.

The twin clutch mechanism, weighs 20kg more than the conventional transmission but will be fun to drive and offer better fuel efficiency. The twin-clutch box is currently used only on the Megane, which is a premium hatchback.

Interestingly, Auto Express reports that Nissan's Micra will also adopt the same gearbox at a later date.

Source - Autocar UK via AutoExpress

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