Renault Clio set for a makeover

Details of a refreshed Renault Clio, the first Renault with styling led by Laurens van den Acker, have just been announced ahead of an Irish launch later this year.

Renault says the new Clio will offer five-door practicality, but with the low, sporty profile of a coupe. It comes in three trim levels: Expression, Dynamique Nav, and Dynamique S Nav. The Dynamique and Dynamique S available with optional GT Line look pack add sportier styling touches.

Standard equipment includes front and side and curtain airbags, bass reflex speaker system, electric front windows and door mirrors, Bluetooth radio with USB port and jack socket, ESC (electronic stability control) and ETC (electronic traction control, folding front passenger seat, hill start assist, and keyless entry and ignition.

From the Dynamique Nav grade up, there will also be a new 7” touchscreen MediaNav infotainment system with integrated navigation.

Renault also promise a wide range of ‘big car’ options, including panoramic fixed glass sunroof, rear parking camera, hands-free parking, Bose premium sound pack, new R-Link system for on-board connectivity and access to downloadable apps.

And, as is the way these days a wide range of exterior and interior and exterior personalisation options will allow every model to be made truly individual.

Improved fuel economy and lower emissions will be delivered by all powertrains. Petrol engine choice includes 1.2 16V 75 petrol, three-cylinder TCe 90 petrol, while the diesel range uses 1.5 dCi 90 and new 1.5 dCi 110. A driver-activated eco mode improving fuel economy by up to 12%, depending on the engine, is standard on Dynamique Nav and above.We will have more on pricing in due course.


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