Renault launches Clio 4 Facelift, available with 11 engine/transmission combos

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 7, 2016

The Renault Clio is finally getting relaunched 26 years after it was first introduced. Around 13 million units of this automobile have been delivered since the original version, making it a true best-seller. New details and finishes are noticeable and give the all new Clio a slinkier appeal, which is highlighted by its lighting signature and all-LED Pure Vision head lamps.

Additionally, this new model features one of the widest powertrain line-ups available.

Apart from the standard rear parking sensor, some Clio versions also feature a front parking sensor and a backing camera. Additionally, the more fully-loaded versions include an Easy Park Assist which helps the driver with parking manoeuvres.

Initiale Paris version will be immediately available.

The Initiale Paris signature version features Renault’s best automotive facilities for superior convenience. There are exclusive material and colour options available. Among these features are: (1) a Givré Grey body colour, which is a metallic finish; (2) a steering wheel with full-grain Nappa padded leather trim; (3) a gear lever also with a full-grain Nappa leather trim; (4) specific dashboard and door panel trimming; and (5) enveloping black or black-and-white leather seats.

This Clio version is also distinguished from other versions by its standard equipment, which includes: LED Pure Vision head lamps, C-shaped daytime running lights, BOSE premium audio, the complete R-LINK Evolution multimedia system and its connected services, backing camera and Easy Park Assist.

The Clio Initiale Paris version actually includes four engine options: 90hp petrol, 120hp petrol, 90hp diesel and 110hp diesel, each with manual and EDC dual-clutch automatic versions.

Exterior Design

Keeping the Well-loved Clio Style

The new Clio is the fourth generation model. It is the first car developed under Renault’s new design identity. The car’s renewed image manifests in details like its full-LED lighting signature, and some versions also sport C-shaped daytime running lights. The car’s front end has been redesigned with a modified grille where the Renault diamond is placed. The grille’s lower part has been modernised and widened. The rear skirt has also been restyled to look sturdier.

The Clio is now available in four additional new colours: Pearlescent White, Titanium Grey, Intense Red and Iron Blue. Customers can also select new wheel and wheel trim styles. There is actually a more thorough customisation programme available for this series.

New finishing materials that previously were seen only in more premium Renault car lines are now also used in the new Clio. This includes the new seat upholsteries and the elegant touches provided by the grain-effect finish of some of the plastic parts. The chrome trim now looks subtler and more matt, and the colours more sophisticated. In all, the latest Clio adapts a more premium image evident in both its sumptuous exterior and plush interior.


Pleasure, sportiness and connectivity for all-around usability

The new Renault Clio offers more powertrain combination options – 11 total – than any other vehicle line available. One of the two new ones available makes use of the powerful but fuel-saving 1.5 dCi 110 diesel engine combined with a six-speed manual gearbox. Another is the TCe 120 petrol engine combined with a six-speed manual transmission.

Renault is also offering three options for its connected multimedia systems: the Renault R-Link Evolution, Media Nav Evolution and the smart R&Go system, a new system available for all equipment sets. The new Clio is also Renault’s first B-class car to feature Bose quality sound, greatly enhancing the audio system. It also includes a set of driving aids that help improve agility, responsiveness and versatility.

Press Release

Renault unveils the New Clio, the latest version of its popular best-seller

Twenty-six years after the launch of the original Clio, a model that has sold 13 million units worldwide, Renault has renewed its best-seller with the introduction of the new Renault Clio.

The new Renault Clio packs even more seductive appeal thanks to its lighting signature and full-LED Pure Vision head lights, as well as the incorporation of new styling details and finishes.

The new Clio delivers one of the market's most extensive powertrain line-ups.

Styling: the new Clio keeps all of its promises

The fourth-generation Clio was the first Renault model to feature the brand's new styling identity in 2012. Thanks to a full-LED lighting signature, including C-shaped daytime running lights in the case of certain versions, the new Clio continues to refresh Renault's design identity. 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 colours have been added (Intense Red, Titanium Grey, Pearlescent White and Iron Blue), with a selection of new wheel and wheel trim designs, plus a more extensive personalisation programme.

The new Renault 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 colours 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.

Driving pleasure, connectivity and agility to address all types of use

The powerful, fuel-efficient 1.5 dCi 110 diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox is a new addition to the new Clio's powertrain catalogue, 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 11 engine/transmission combinations.

To provide customers with a range of options, the new Clio 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 for all equipment levels. The new Clio is the first B-segment Renault to be available with Bose quality sound for a memorable audio experience, while a suite of driving aids makes the new car even more versatile and nimble.

In addition to its rear parking sensor, and depending on the version, the new Clio offers a front parking sensor and a reversing camera. Available for higher-end versions, Easy Park Assist allows the driver to delegate the completion of parking manoeuvres.

An Initiale Paris version available from launch

The Initiale Paris signature offers the ultimate in Renault travelling comfort and amenities, with an exclusive choice of colours and materials. Features include an exclusive body colour Givré Grey (metallic finish), a steering wheel trimmed in full-grain Nappa padded leather, a full-grain Nappa leather-trimmed gear lever, specific door panel and dashboard trimming and enveloping leather seats in either black or black-and-white. The INITIALE PARIS version of the new Clio also stands apart from the rest of the range thanks to the following standard equipment: BOSE® premium audio, LED Pure Vision head lights and C-shaped LED daytime running lights, the R-LINK Evolution multimedia system complete with connected services, reversing camera and Easy Park Assist.

There is a choice of two different petrol engines (90hp or 120hp) and two diesel units (90hp or 110hp) for the new Clio Initiale Paris, with either manual or EDC dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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