Meet The Fourth Generation Renault Clio
Ahead of its world debut at the Paris Motor Show, today the fourth-generation Renault Clio was unveiled.
Some 11.5 million models have been sold in over 115 countries since the 1990 launch of the original Renault Clio. The fourth-generation model promises an unprecedented package of innovations.
Available only in five-door form, the new Renault Clio features a lower ride height, wider tracks, wheels pushed out wide within the arches and a reduction in the gap between the wheels and wheel arches compared to its predecessor.
For those who’ve been enamoured with the Renault Clio since the start, the elements in design may speak for themselves. The really exciting innovation, though, comes in the form of the Renault R-Link.
An integrated tablet connected to the car and the internet, the Renault R-Link is designed to provide a bridge between the car and the connected world outside.
It features a wide touchscreen and is also programmed to recognise intuitive voice commands. Combined with a fully-customisable homepage, this makes it possible, for the very first time, for the driver to safely and simply access essential functions without having to take their eyes from the road.
It’s also loaded with TomTom connected navigation and a driver behavioural monitoring system designed to provide advice to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Indeed, the new Renault Clio has been designed with reduced CO2 emissions very much at the forefront of affairs. The two petrol engines (Energy TCe 90 and TCe120) combine impressively low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions with responsive performance and mid-range acceleration.
Meanwhile, the significantly improved new-generation Energy dCi engines grace the New Renault Clio with record-breaking fuel economy for the same driving pleasure.
The new Renault Clio is due to launch in the UK early 2013. It will make its official world debut at the Paris Motor Show.