Fourth generation Clio unveiled
The fourth-generation Clio is being hailed by Renault as being "better to drive and own". Its sleek new design comes with coupé-profiling and the practicality of the five-door, gives it a sporty stance.
It is wider, longer including its wheelbase and lower, yet on average 100kg lighter than the 3G model.
The range is competitively priced at £10,595 to £16,095.
There are four trim levels: Expression, Expression+, Dynamique MediaNav and Dynamique S MediaNav.
The French motor giant anticipates its core seller is likely to be Dynamique MediaNav. The new GT Line with TCe 120 EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) is set to follow in 2013
There are new ECO versions in Expression+ and Dynamique MediaNav trim levels
Pricing for the Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo is to be announced in February 2013, ahead of an early summer showroom launch.
Standard equipment includes: driver/passenger/side and curtain airbags, Bass Reflex speaker system, electric front windows and door mirrors, Bluetooth radio with USB port and jack socket, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and ETC (Electronic Traction Control), folding front passenger seat, Hill Start Assist, keyless entry and ignition, 7in touchscreen MediaNav infotainment system with integrated navigation (Dynamique MediaNav and above).
There is a wide range of new options from classes above, such as: panoramic fixed glass sunroof, rear parking camera, R-Link system including apps.
The latest generation will have greater fuel economy, lesser emissions, says Renault and two new engines debut in the 0.9 TCe 90 and 1.5 dCi 90 – plus 'ECO' variants of both.