Renault has unveiled the new, fourth-generation Clio with new styling and a host of current technologies. The 2016 Renault Clio comes with a full-LED lighting signature, including C-shaped DRLs (daytime running lights). Its outlook follows Renault’s refreshed design identity that was first introduced in 2012.
At the front, the grille which houses the Renault diamond has been redesigned, as has the lower part of the grille which is wider to add an even more modern feel to the front end. At the rear, the skirt has been redesigned for additional robustness.
Four new body colors have been added (Mars Red, Titanium Grey, Arctic White and Iron Blue), with a selection of new wheel and wheel trim designs, plus a more extensive personalization program.
The 2016 Clio benefits from the use of finishing materials previously reserved for Renault’s higher-end models. All the upholsteries are new and special attention has been paid to the tactile and visual quality of the plastics’ grain-effect finish. The chrome trim features a more subdued, matt finish and the colors are more refined. In short, the new Clio forms a higher end package which strikes a desirable balance between seductive exterior styling and a high-quality interior finish.
The fuel-efficient 1.5 dCi 110 diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox is a new addition to the 2016 Clio’s powertrain line-up, as is the availability of six-speed manual transmission for the TCe 120 petrol engine. As a result, the new Clio boasts one of the market’s most extensive powertrain ranges thanks to a choice of eleven engine/transmission combinations.
To provide customers with a range of options, the Clio now comes with three different connected multimedia systems, namely Media Nav Evolution, Renault R-Link Evolution and the new, smart R&GO system which is available on entry trim levels. The new Clio is the first B-segment Renault to be available with BOSE for a more complete audio experience, while a suite of driving aids makes the new car even more versatile and nimble.
In addition to its reverse parking sensor, and depending on the version, the latest Clio offers a front parking sensor and a reverse parking camera. Available for higher-end versions, Handsfree Parking allows the driver to fully delegate the completion of parking manoeuvres.
Full details of the Renault Clio line-up with pricing and specification will be available soon.