The fourth generation Renault Clio has been unveiled ahead of its launch in early 2013 – the new model will only be available with five-doors.
Originally launched in 1990, 11.5 million Clios have been sold worldwide and is arguably the most important car in Renault’s line-up.
There is wide range of engine options at launch including Renault’s first three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, the 0.9-litre TCe 90 which delivers the same performance as a normally-aspirated 1.4-litre engine, with 65.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of 99g/km.
The TCe 120 and in the first half 2013 the dCi 90 engine can be specified with a six-speed EDC transmission (Efficient Dual Clutch), which offer Clio owners the option of an automatic gearbox with near seamless changes.
The new Renault Clio is all about saving fuel, lowering CO2 emissions and introducing new technology. Including Renault’s R-Link which offers a bridge between the car and the outside via 7’ inch TFT touchscreen with TomTom navigation plus you can add your own apps via My Renault. One Renault R-Link app – Renault R-Sound Effect – enables the audio experience inside New Clio to be personalised by immersing the cabin in a specific sound environment.
We will have full specifications and prices nearer the launch date early next year.Published 3 July 2012