Renault is presenting the All-New Clio, the fifth generation of the automotive icon. To date some 15 million units of the Clio have been sold since it was launched in 1990 and it has become Groupe Renault’s best-selling model worldwide.
Clio represents the French population's favourite car more than any other model and has risen to the top of the B segment in Europe since 2013. In a remarkable sales performance, Clio sales increased each year between 2012 and 2018.
Designed according to the “Evolution and Revolution” principle, the All-New Clio rewrites the rule book with more mature body styling and an entirely revamped interior. Featuring more sculpted lines and a more assertive front end, the All-New Clio gains in vitality and modernity while remaining instantly recognisable, despite the fact that it comprises 100 per cent new parts. Inside, the revolution is strikingly clear. The completely redesigned interior is inspired by higher-end segments, both in terms of perceived quality and available technology. These strengths benefit all motorists, bringing them greater practicality and ease in use.
It takes just an instant to notice. Perceived quality and the ergonomics of the driving position were set as priorities for the All-New Clio interior design teams. The cabin takes on a new dimension in perceived quality with high-end materials, a soft coating on the dashboard, door panels and central console surround, and meticulously finished furnishings. Featuring a more compact design to free up space and integrate more in-car technologies, the All-New Clio's all-new ‘Smart Cockpit’ is driver-focused. The wave-like shape underlines the impression of width. Equipped with the widest screens in the segment, it provides resolutely modern ergonomics for a more immersive driving experience. The All-New Clio makes innovations unique to the segment widely accessible, among them an electric parking brake, which is particularly useful in city driving.
More elegant and dynamic from all angles, the All-New Clio inherits the sensual shapes of the previous generation. The new model gains in expressiveness while keeping its sleek profile. At the front, the bonnet incorporates ribs for a sculpted effect. The grille is bigger and the front bumper is more pronounced with a very expressive central air scoop that promotes good engine cooling. In terms of size, the All-New Clio is 14 mm shorter but more spacious inside. The body has been lowered by up to 30 mm for better aerodynamics and extra athleticism. The 17-inch wheels (depending on version) enhance the new model’s dynamic look. Details such as the shark fin antenna, the 100 per cent LED lights, the flush tailgate and the chrome-plated side-window surrounds serve to modernise the exterior and improve perceived quality.
Renault Sport is introducing its R.S. Line trim on the All-New Clio, gradually replacing the former GT-Line. GT-Line was a pioneer in sporty look packs and has bolstered the Renault Sport range strategy in all markets since 2010. With upgraded and richer content, R.S. Line is more than a mere name change.
R.S. Line provides a more athletic look in response to the expectations of customers, who are increasingly looking for extra differentiation through dynamic styling.
R.S. Line also has stronger kinship with the high-performance R.S. label, the two letters being synonymous with authentic sports driving. The new label boasts all the key exterior and interior design cues of Renault Sport.
Outside, the All-New Clio R.S. Line is fitted with the F1 blade, an emblematic design component of R.S. models. It also stands apart with its honeycomb grille, special 17-inch wheel rims and more athletic rear end.
The interior is home to other distinctive R.S. Line items including sports seats with reinforced support, carbon-style inserts, a perforated leather steering wheel with the double R.S. diamond, an aluminium pedal set, and red customisation touches matching the topstitching on the seats and steering wheel.
The R.S. Line brings the All-New Clio more sporty attributes so that customers can more fully experience the brand's motorsport heritage, which remains very much alive today, from Formula 1 to customer competition