New Renault Clio unveiled – What Car?

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New Renault Clio unveiled

is the all-new Renault Clio. has been launched at the Paris show and goes on sale in month.

Renault has already its Twizy quadricycle and an updated in 2012, while the Zoe electric will be on sale before the end of the None of these models is as as the new Clio, though, because the replacement for the company’s biggest

Like the Zoe, the new Clio a diamond-shaped front grille incorporates a huge Renault and sweeps back into the but the Clio’s styling is a little aggressive; it takes its inspiration the dramatic Dezir concept was shown at the 2010 Paris show.

New Renault Clio: Five key

#149; Available as a five-door

#149; 1.0-litre turbo and 1.5 diesel engines

#149; GT and 1.6T Renaultsport to follow

Optional dual-clutch gearbox on 1.2

Touch-screen standard on most

Five-door only body; rear door handles

of all-new mechanicals, the latest uses a modified version of the car’s platform. Fortunately, an excellent starting point, and says it has concentrated on making the new car rewarding to drive.

For the first the Clio will be offered as a hatch only, which is a move when almost of UK Clio buyers currently opt for a Still, Renault has hidden the door handles in the window in an effort to make the car look

New look incorporates more styling and large Renault

A sleek lifestyle estate also be sold in some but there are no plans to bring to the UK. What we will get is a Nissan -style mini SUV that’s on the new Clio.

What’s the new Renault like inside

Cheaper of the current Clio have cabin plastics that like baked elephant whereas every model in the new features cushioned materials are easy on the eye and softer to the touch.

A touch-screen infotainment system will be standard on mid-spec cars and above adds to the feel. This should be to use on the move than the touch-screen in the Peugeot 208 because it features icons that are easier to

Interior has touch-screen system and soft-touch materials

The system, Renault calls R-Link, not controls all stereo, phone and functions, but will also various downloadable apps help you do everything from tweets to locate the nearest station.

Most people be able to find a comfortable position in the new Clio, too, the steering wheel adjusts for and rake on every model versions of the outgoing car miss out on adjustment). That said, vision is restricted due to thick pillars and tiny rear windows.

Interior space is comparable rivals such as the Ford and Volkswagen Polo. which a six-foot passenger can sit behind a driver without too much Only the versatility is a little while the boot is well there’s a large step in the floor when you fold the seats flat.

New Renault : Engines and equipment

Buyers of the new will be able to choose two 89bhp engines: a 1.5-litre and a new three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbo The diesel boasts class-leading figures – it averages 88.3mpg and just 83g/km of CO2 – while the manages a still impressive and 99g/km of CO2 in its most efficient

Renaultsport hot hatch version to have 1.6 turbo engine

after launch, these will be joined by a 118bhp turbo petrol that be offered exclusively in a GT trim brings sportier styling and suspension.

A full-blown Renaultsport hot will follow later, this will ditch the car’s high-revving naturally 2.0-litre unit for a punchier 1.6 that produces more 200bhp.

Renault is still to confirm gearbox the new Renaultsport model get, but the other three are all linked to a five-speed manual a six-speed twin-clutch semi-auto be an option on the 1.2.

Prices and are still to be confirmed, but Renault the new Clio will have a starting price than its and come with more kit; even the base should get air-conditioning, remote locking and a stereo with an socket.

In addition, there be lots of options to let you personalise car, including exterior and brightly coloured interior

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