Twenty five years on from launch in the UK, Renault has unveiled New Clio. It goes on sale in the UK from October.
At the front, the grille which houses the Renault diamond has been redesigned, as has the lower part of the grille which is wider. At the rear, the skirt has been redesigned for “additional robustness”.
Four new body colours have been added (Mars Red, Titanium Grey, Arctic White and Iron Blue), with a selection of new wheel and wheel trim designs, plus a more extensive personalisation programme.
The New Clio incorporates finishing materials previously reserved for Renault’s higher-end models.
All the upholsteries are new and special attention has been paid to the tactile and visual quality of the plastics’ grain-effect finish. The chrome trim features a more subdued, matt finish and the colours are more refined.
The 1.5 dCi 110 diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox is a new addition to the New Clio’s powertrain line-up, as is the availability of six-speed manual transmission for the TCe 120 petrol engine.
To provide customers with a range of options, the New Clio comes with three different connected multimedia systems, namely Media Nav Evolution, Renault R-Link Evolution and the new, smart R&GO system which is available on entry trim levels.
The new Clio is the first B-segment Renault to be available with Bose quality sound for a memorable audio experience.
In addition to its reverse parking sensor, and depending on the version, the New Clio offers a front parking sensor and a reverse parking camera. Available for higher-end versions, ‘handsfree parking’ allows the driver to fully delegate the completion of parking manoeuvres.
Full details on the UK line-up with pricing and specification will be available later in the summer. Vehicle ordering is due open in October with deliveries starting later that month.