Twenty five years on from launch in the UK, Renault has unveiled New Clio bringing a host of styling, equipment, powertrain and quality improvements to the fourth generation of its best-selling supermini.
Styling: New Clio keeps all of its promises
The fourth-generation Clio was the first Renault model to feature the brand’s new styling identity in 2012. Thanks to a full-LED lighting signature, including C-shaped daytime running lights in the case of certain versions, New Clio continues to refresh Renault’s design identity.
At the front, the grille which houses the Renault diamond has been redesigned, as has the lower part of the grille which is wider to add an even more modern feel to the front end. 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 benefits from the use of 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. In short, the new Clio forms a higher end package which strikes a desirable balance between seductive exterior styling and a high-quality interior finish.
Driving pleasure, connectivity and agility to address all types of use.
The powerful, fuel-efficient 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. As a result, New Clio boasts one of the market’s most extensive powertrain ranges thanks to a choice of eleven engine/transmission combinations (depending on market).
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, while a suite of driving aids makes the new car even more versatile and nimble.
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.
New Clio stands apart from the competition thanks to its full-LED front lighting signature (depending on version) in-line with that of Renault’s other recent models.
At the front, full LED “Pure Vision” headlights fulfil the dual function of dipped and main beam. This technology enhances the vehicle’s appearance as well as safety by emitting a light that is 20 per cent more powerful than a halogen beam whilst at the same time reducing glare.
On higher-end versions, New Clio’s headlamps additionally incorporate C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), emblematic of the brand’s new lighting signature. The permanent rear LED lights mirror this look by similarly adopting a C-shaped design (depending on version). In its entry-level and mid-range versions, New Clio benefits from LED Daytime Running Lights and a chrome trim along the bottom of the grille.
At the front, the top grille that houses the logo has been redesigned, as has the lower grille which is now visibly broader and more modern. At the rear, the bumper has been redesigned for additional robustness. Meanwhile, four new colours have been added to the existing selection (Mars Red, Titanium, Arctic White and Iron Blue), along with new wheel and wheel trim designs.
The New Clio benefits from the introduction of materials usually employed by Renault’s top-of-the-range models. The texture of its plastics is of a higher visual and tactile quality, its chrome is more subtle, with less glare, and the colours inside the cabin are also more refined. In short, the New Clio is an altogether more grown-up proposition, with its seductive style on the outside perfectly complemented by the sophistication within.
The steering wheel has been redesigned, with the discarding of some of its plastic components giving it a more upmarket feel in keeping with the rest of New Clio’s cabin. In higher-end versions, it is trimmed with full-grain leather. The gear lever, as well as the door panels, have been redesigned for a greater impression of quality. Now in a single housing, the armrests are more aesthetically pleasing thanks to a new grained finish and also incorporate new controls. The central air vents also sport a new look, whilst the LED interior lighting produces a pleasant, warm glow. The seat fabrics are of a higher quality across the board and, in higher grades, the design of the seats is more enveloping for superior lateral support.
Thanks to its new customisation programme, New Clio can be purchased in more than 30 different colour combinations. Customers are invited to choose from:
All decals are factory-fitted, guaranteeing an impeccable finish. New Clio offers two new interior ambiences, namely Florida Red and Smoky Grey.
For over 25 years, the Renault Clio has consistently changed the game in terms of the equipment it has offered, while at the same time revolutionising the versatile small city car market by incorporating technologies previously reserved for vehicles from higher segments. New Clio remains faithful to those roots by proposing three different multimedia systems, plus other features that simplify the driving experience. Last but not least, the opportunity to add BOSE® sound quality for the first time on a Renault B-segment model provides access to premium acoustics.
An increasingly connected car, right from the entry level version.
The R&GO® system now available on entry level version.
New Clio is firmly in tune with the times courtesy of R&GO®, a simple yet ingenious system that instantly connects the vehicle with its user’s smartphone. With their smartphone placed in the universal cradle, and thanks to a special application, users can easily and intuitively access the car’s most frequently employed functions which have been separated into four different areas: Navigation, Phone, Multimedia and Vehicle.
Media Nav Evolution: exceptional value for money.
Mid-range versions of New Clio come with Media Nav Evolution, a comprehensive multimedia system that offers the best benefit-cost ratio on the market, as evidenced by the wealth of features it incorporates.
Media Nav Evolution incorporates a dashboard-mounted 7-inch touch screen display and offers features such as navigation with traffic information, Bluetooth connectivity to enable use of the telephone and listening to music streamed from a smartphone, as well as rear view camera display and the ECO mode, which provides drivers with information about the way they drive and tips on how to improve their fuel economy.
Renault R-LINK Evolution and its suite of connected services constitute a comprehensive multimedia system. Renowned for the quality of its graphics and ergonomics, R-LINK Evolution takes the form of a customisable integrated tablet complete with a seven-inch landscape screen allowing users to enlarge, reduce or move images with just a touch of their fingers as they would with a smartphone.
Two new powertrains: the dCi 110 and TCe 120, both with 6-speed manual transmission.
More power and enhanced driving enjoyment with the 1.5 dCi 110 diesel engine.
New Clio has expanded its diesel offering with the addition of a unit that promises more power and enhanced driving enjoyment: the Energy 1.5 dCi 110 mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
Equipped with both Stop & Start technology and a system that recovers energy under braking and deceleration, this engine delivers 110hp at 4,000rpm and 260Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. A new turbo design makes this engine extremely responsive at lower revs.
TCe 120 petrol engine now available with a six-speed manual transmission.
New Clio range also includes the petrol Energy TCe 120 engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Offering an alternative to the EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic transmission, this manual option will target cost-conscious customers who wish to retain complete driving control. Benefitting from direct injection, turbocharging and Stop & Start technology, this unit delivers 205Nm of torque at 2,000rpm.
One of the most comprehensive engine offerings on the market
New Clio offers one of the widest ranges of diesel engines around, with a choice between 90hp or 110hp units and either manual or, on the dCi 90, EDC dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Its petrol line-up is similarly encompassing, with options for 75hp, 90hp or 120hp and either manual or EDC dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Including the petrol engines found in the Renault Sport variants, New Clio offers no fewer than nine different powertrains, making its engine/transmission line-up one of the most extensive on the market to meet the requirements of all of its buyers, be they private motorists or business customers.
As with the fourth-generation version, the New Clio UK line-up offers four versions: Expression, Play, Dynamique Nav and Dynamique S Nav. Sitting on top of these is the high-performance Renault Sport Clio line-up.
Right from the entry point the equipment specification is impressive in every department. Expression trim level Clios are equipped with Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Traction Control, Hill Start Assist, six airbags, cruise control and speed limiter.
The new R&GO app-based system offers satellite navigation and infotainment from the user’s smartphone – mounted in a dashboard cradle. There is also Bluetooth connectivity, a DAB/FM/AM tuner with 2 x 20W stereo, USB and jack connection points. Electric front windows, electric and heated door mirrors, central locking and keycard entry with Start/Stop button provide added convenience. Practicality is provided by a height and reach adjustable steering wheel, height adjustable driver’s seat and a 60:40 split folding rear seat.
Play versions add 16-inch alloys, front fog lights and air conditioning.
The next stage is Dynamique Nav. The key feature here is Renault’s MediaNav system, a tablet-style integrated multimedia system controlled by a 7-inch touchscreen which provides DAB radio, Bluetooth streaming, TMC traffic information and SIRI “Eyes-Free” control for compatible iPhones. The stereo is upgraded to a 4 x 20W Arkamys system. Additional convenience is provided by a Handsfree Keycard, automatic lights and wipers, electrically operated and heated, body coloured door mirrors and a one-touch function on the electric front windows. There are various black gloss and chrome interior and exterior trim items as well as a leather steering wheel.
Dynamique S Nav additions include full LED front and rear lights, integrating the DRLs at the front and rear, 17-inch alloy wheels, climate control, centre armrest, electrically folding door mirrors, rear electric windows and rear parking sensors.
Dynamique Nav and Dynamique S Nav versions are available with a GT Line Look Pack which adds an even sportier edge through GT Anthracite alloy wheels (16-inch on Dynamique Nav and 17-inch on Dynamique S Nav), front bumper with Dark Metal air scoops and lateral sills (like the Clio R.S), Dark Metal rear bumper panel, and an exclusive exhaust with a chrome tailpipe. There are also Anthracite door mirror casings and protective inserts on the doors, Renault Sport sill kick plates and GT Line badging.
For owners who want even more style and technology, there is an extensive options list that takes in the kind of features usually associated with larger cars, including a fixed glass panoramic roof and a rear parking camera (linked to the optional R-Link system).
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