2013 Renault Clio press release

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July 3, 2012. Since the of the original model in 1990, 11.5 million Clios been sold in more 115 countries. Today, a new chapter in Clio’s history is about to be with the unveiling of the fourth-generation

New Clio is set to make a real In addition to an unprecedented package of its design marks a major from that of previous Carlos Tavares (Chief Officer)

New Renault Clio, an of the brand’s new styling identity

New Clio is the first production to give full expression to the design renaissance inspired by van den Acker, Senior Vice-President, Design. The promise was to take the and emotion of the brand’s latest cars and carry them to production models. Renault’s new fulfils that promise.

New Clio was conceived as a piece of sculpture which stimulates Like muscles, its curves the dynamism radiated by the DeZir car. No acute or aggressive just voluptuous curves make you want to go up to it and caress it. van den Acker (Senior Vice Corporate Design)

Balanced, exterior proportions

New Clio out through its front-end design features a prominent Renault set bold and upright to a gloss background, an arrangement first on the DeZir concept car. frontal treatment is further by the headlights – the lower of which is picked out in chrome and LED daytime running lights.

only in five-door form, New Clio has a sporty silhouette, by integrated rear door concealed close to the rear lights. In comparison with its it packs extra dynamism and thanks to a lower ride wider tracks, wheels out wide within the arches, and a in the gap between the wheels and wheel From launch, New Clio be offered in a choice of eight colours, including the launch which is derived from the red for DeZir.

A fresh, welcoming, occupant-friendly

Safe, protective and refreshing, the of New Renault Clio perfectly the exterior style to inspire and energy. Comfort goes with a modern feel and thanks to the dashboard sculpted in the of an aircraft wing, the optimally-positioned system on the centre console, a range of colour options, a speedometer, comfortable seats and and gloss-black trim highlights.

personalisation programme long of affordable options

Exterior and personalisation was dialled into New Clio’s design process at the From launch, buyers be able to personalise the outside of car with a selection of colour to the front grille, rear and door inserts. To personalise the the menu covers the dashboard, panels, steering wheel, handles, gear lever and air surrounds, upholstery materials and floor mats.

Thanks to option packs, buyers are to choose the look and feel prefer.

New Renault Clio: with innovations

When it to innovation, Renault’s new supermini Clio’s tradition of redefining within its class and raising the for small cars.

Renault – an integrated tablet to the car and internet

Having been with notable innovations as steering wheel-mounted radio (1982, R11 Electronic) and in-car (1994, Safrane), after keyless entry to the volume (in 2001) and GPS navigation with a screen (Carminat TomTom® at Ј450 for Clio in 2009), and launched on-board connected in the shape of Carminat TomTom® for Clio, Renault continues its of innovations with Renault

Available as standard from upwards for New Clio, Renault provides a bridge between the car and the world outside thanks to:

• A seven-inch (18cm) touchscreen, voice commands and, as a first, a home page can be personalised by the user for safe and access to essential functions, the driver having to take his or her off the road.

• + TomTom® connected includes Live services and the market’s best real-time information, helping to minimise times and fuel consumption.

• + other benefits, a connection the car’s own electronic systems access to an advanced eco-driving (Driving ecoІ) which the driver’s behaviour and provides to help reduce fuel

• + Thanks to the Renault R-Link the automobile world’s first Application Store, users can view or download a comprehensive and range of apps from car or computer (via ‘My

• The scope of Renault R-Link’s functions will continue to thanks to ‘Paris Incubateurs’ (a hot-house for young talent) and to an extended to start-ups at the LeWeb’11 Over and above the services by TomTom® LIVE and the COYOTE which alerts the driver to situations (in countries where feature is available), R-Link can also check their for example, manage their locate the nearest service or place to park, or send a

One Renault R-Link app – R-Sound Effect – the audio experience inside New to be personalised by immersing the cabin in a sound environment. It can simulate six engine sound profiles, with a specific, attractive and perfectly synchronised with parameters such as speed and

A world first: Bluetooth® with the Renault Bass system

All versions of New Renault are available with a clever system integrated into the doors’ loudspeakers. Known as Bass Reflex, this delivers the volume and listening of a 30-litre home speaker Bass frequencies are more and the threshold of saturation and distortion is much higher.

The entire New range features Bluetooth®-equipped for hands-free telephone operation and streaming from portable players with excellent quality. All radios incorporate USB and sockets.

New Renault Clio: a to drive, and targeting number one for fuel economy and low CO2 emissions

New Clio combines low fuel with driving pleasure to a significantly updated range of and diesel engines. The two petrol (Energy TCe 90 and TCe 120) combine low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions responsive performance and mid-range The significantly improved new-generation dCi engines bestow New Renault with record-breaking fuel for the same driving pleasure.

New TCe 90 petrol engine

New Clio is the Renault model to feature the new petrol turbocharged Energy TCe 90 This is the first three-cylinder ever produced by Renault from launch, will a remarkable balance between pleasure and fuel economy:

three-cylinder, turbocharged 899cc comes with StopStart and the performance of a normally-aspirated 1.4-litre

•An ultra low-inertia turbo for response from low engine 90hp and 135Nm at 2,000rpm (90 per of peak torque available 1,650rpm to 5,000rpm),

•An economy-optimised with taller gear and fuel consumption of 65.7 equivalent to CO2 emissions of 99g/km,

•A 21 per cent fuel consumption and CO2 savingc compared to the TCe 100 it replaces

New Energy dCi 90

The latest addition to the family is a new 90hp version of the 1.5 equipped with StopStart:

• A 1.5-litre engine with of torque available from an increase of 20Nm over the dCi 85,

• An economy-optimised version with gear ratios which qualifies for the Renault eco2 with fuel consumption of 88 equivalent to CO2 emissions 83g/kmc.

New TCe paired with six-speed EDC transmission

New Clio will be with the new, dynamic TCe 120 mated to six-speed EDC transmission Dual Clutch), a first for in the B segment:

• A four-cylinder 1.2-litre with the performance of a normally-aspirated 1.6

• Direct fuel injection and for peak power of 120hp and of torque from 1,750rpm.

engine is currently in the process of homologated and will become in the first half of 2013. It be among the most powerful, yet economical, engines in its class.

with the availability of EDC dual transmission for the dCi 90 engine in the first of 2013, New Renault Clio mark a further step in access to the driving pleasure and gearshifts delivered by this and frugal automatic transmission.

designed to promote economical

Over and above these features, New Clio offers an integrated suite of efficient to help them reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions:

• An ECO allows drivers to reduce consumption by as much as 10 percent by the car’s performance parameters at the of a button.

• A driving style monitor yellow or orange) and a Gear Indicator (GCI) on the dashboardd drivers improve their style to reduce their consumption.

• The Driving ecoІapp through Renault R-Link drivers with a full of information, enabling them to their driving style and corrective measures in order to their fuel consumption and CO2

New Renault Clio: a pledge of and safety

Manufactured in Flins and Bursa (Turkey), New Renault is built to Renault’s exacting standards. It is an affordable model sets high standards in with nothing to fear larger or more expensive New Clio is built on a new version of the B platform which has been for outstanding comfort, manoeuvrability and low levels.

Safety runs in the in 2005, Clio III became the B-segment model to achieve a star EuroNCAP crash rating. Thanks to the comprehensive of safety features it offers, New too, seeks to deliver the level of safety.

Renault is the launch of New Clio with an interactive digital strategy in three principal parts:

• July 4, 2012, internet will be able to view New Clio from all angles, photos and videos, at www.clio.renault.[country],

• July 12, 2012, Renault be inviting the website’s visitors to a virtual test drive of the car by themselves in an interactive film,

• in September 2012, users experience the final phase of the with a surprise linked in to the film.

From July 4, range of personal and interactive experiences will be available at a promotional toolkit which function on computers, tablets and

The Clio success story: 22 and counting!

Launched in 1990, can already look back at a spanning 22 years, with than 11.5 million sold in more than 115 During that time, Clio has played a pivotal in the history not only of Renault but of the European market for small, cars. Its trademark throughout has to draw the segment upwards by the qualities and equipment levels of classes to a wider audience.

is the only car to have been the Car of the Year title twice.

• Clio I goes on sale, the Car of the Year award for 1991.

• Introduction of Clio Williams and Baccara, highly regarded and premium versions.

• 1998: of Clio II, the first car in its segment to a four-star EuroNCAP crash rating. It also popularised the display for the radio, automatic control and navigation with a screen.

• 2000: Renault Renault Sport and Clio V6 onto the sports scene.

• Debut of Clio III, the B-segment model to score a EuroNCAP crash test Widespread take-up of the Renault-card entry system.

• 2006: III is named Car of the Year.

• 2007: The first 1.2 litre petrol engine.

• 2008: For the first Renault Clio is available in Tourer form.

• 2009: of Carminat TomTom®, bringing to the volume market.

• 2010: Clio celebrates its 20th as sales reach more 11 million units.

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