Renault has set the starting price for luxury version of its Clio subcompact hatchback – the Clio Initiale Paris – at EUR21,500 in France, which is a EUR3,350 premium over the standard model. Stefan Mueller, chief executive of Renault Europe, told Automotive News Europe that the Clio Initiale Paris would cater urban drivers who want a city car having luxury design and interior features.
He noted that there is a growing market for those preferring small cars with luxury trimmings and personalized and elegant exterior. The Clio is the first Renault model to use the Initiale Paris trimline, which will also be seen on other models in the future. The Clio Initiale Paris TCe 90 features a starting price EUR21,500, compared to the EUR18,150 for the standard version.
On the other hand, the Clio Initiale Paris dCi 90 EDC will be tagged at EUR25,200. The new version of the Clio features an exterior bearing the Initiale Paris-badge lettering, as well as Xenon headlights and a rear bumper skirt.
The rear bumper features a specialty black color while the exhaust pipe and parts of the trunk are painted in chrome. The Clio Initiale Paris also comes with 17-inch alloy tires and tinted backseat windows, as well as side mirror protectors in a specialty black color.
The interior, meanwhile, features heat-adjusted Nappa-leather front seats and aluminum foot pedals. Its dashboard and door handles are also in leather with vanilla white stitching. Renault will commence selling the Clio Initiale Paris at early 2015 in France and in other European markets throughout the same year.