Renault reveals new Clio

Time 1:23 pm, July 3, 2012

RENAULT has revealed the first pictures of the eagerly awaited new fourth-generation Clio.

Set for its official debut at the Paris Motor Show later this year, the new Clio is the first Renault to completely boast the firm’s all-new design language courtesy of Laurens van den Acker, senior vice-resident, corporate design.

The new car will only be offered as a five-door variant and features rear door handles hidden in the quarter lights.

Eight body colours will also be offered, and buyers will be able to personalise the outside of their car with a selection of colour touches to the front grille, rear and side door inserts.

Interior personalisation will also feature ranging from grab handles to door panels, and, from Dynamique models upwards, customers will be able to benefit from Renault R-Link –  a tablet computer connected to the car and to the internet. 

Two new engines will be on offer – a 899cc three-cylinder petrol turbocharged Energy TCe 90 unit which is Renault’s first ever three-pot and will deliver the performance of a normally-aspirated 1.4-litre powerplant – and a 1.5 dCi diesel unit.

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