Re­nault un­veils lat­est ver­sion of its best seller

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - MOTORS -

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, 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 (Mars Red, Ti­ta­nium Grey, Arc­tic White and Iron Blue), with a se­lec­tion of new wheel and wheel trim de­signs, plus a more ex­ten­sive per­son­al­i­sa­tion pro­gramme.

The New 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 ad­dresses all uses

The pow­er­ful, fu­el­ef­fi­cient 1.5 dCi 110 diesel en­gine mated to a six-speed man­ual gear­box is a new ad­di­tion to the New Clio’s pow­er­train line-up, as is the avail­abil­ity of six-speed man­ual transmission for the TCe 120 petrol en­gine.

As a re­sult, New Clio boasts one of the mar­ket’s most ex­ten­sive pow­er­train ranges thanks to a choice of eleven en­gine/transmission com­bi­na­tions (de­pend­ing on mar­ket).

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 on en­try trim 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 re­verse park­ing sen­sor, and de­pend­ing on the ver­sion, the New Clio of­fers a front park­ing sen­sor and a re­verse park­ing cam­era.

Avail­able for high­erend ver­sions, Hands­free Park­ing al­lows the driver to fully del­e­gate the com­ple­tion of park­ing ma­noeu­vres.

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