The World Debut Of The New Renault Clio III | Part Four

Renault Clio III

Renault Clio

Along with Modus, Clio III is the first car in its segment to offer additional cornering headlamps, while double distance xenon headlamps are also available for enhanced night visibility.

Clio III's passive safety features stem from a particularly demanding brief that mirrors Renault’s commitment and expertise in this domain. The car's structure includes a number of programmed deformation zones and has been designed to function with the occupant restraint equipment championed by Renault's third-generation System for Restraint and Protection. This includes up to eight airbags, including two adaptive front airbags complete with load limiter and double pretensioners for the front seats

Easy to live with, inexpensive to run and environmentally-friendly Clio III facilitates life for its owners. Servicing intervals are every 18,000 miles for petrol-engined versions and every 12,000 miles for diesel-powered cars. The high quality of its design and manufacture ensure built-in durability and low running costs. Clio III is also environmentally sound: some 95% of its weight is easily recyclable and its eco-design takes into account forthcoming restrictions concerning the use of heavy metals.

Renault continues the renewal of its small car range

Renault is one of the principal players in the small car segment, a strategic sector that accounts for more than one-third of the European market (5 million vehicles). The total renewal of Renault's small car line-up - which began with Modus and will finish with New Twingo in 2007 – has led to the establishment of a new manufacturing structure that sees each of its production sites (Flins and Bursa, plus Dieppe for the Renault Sport version due in the second half of 2006) given over to a single type of vehicle.

The total programme outlay for Clio III was €953 million, of which €630 million represented production- related investment.

Published 16 June 2005 Melanie Carter

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