The Renault Clio celebrates its 25th birthday this year. The current fourth generation model was launched in 2012 and is no longer a new kid on the block.
To freshen up the model and keep it near the top of the sales charts, Renault has given its popular small hatchback an update. Changes include new in-car tech, additional engine choices and styling changes.
Highlights of the new model include “a full-LED lighting signature” and an updated front grill.
Four new colours have been added (Mars Red, Titanium Grey, Arctic White and Iron Blue), plus a selection of new wheel designs.
However, perhaps the most interesting aspect is the addition of two new engine choices. Renault’s 1.5-litre dCi 11o diesel and TC2 120 petrol engines will both be optional choices, paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. Both engines ought to provide lively but frugal performances in the Clio, so might prove popular choices if well priced.
As as standard for all new models, the Clio’s multimedia systems will also be updated. The Clio will be the first B-segment Renault to be available with BOSE sound. Depending on trim level choice, buyers will be able to choose from the Media Nav Evolution, Renault R-Link Evolution and the new, smart R&GO multimedia systems.
Optional front parking sensor, reverse parking camera and handsfree parking systems will also be available on selected trim levels.
Full details on the UK line-up with pricing and specification will be available later in the summer. The new Clio will be available to order from October, with deliveries expected later the same month.