Renault Clio was launched 22 years back as a replacement of ‘5’. The car is on sale in more than 115 countries around the globe with a sale of 11.5 million cars in these counties. The fourth generation of the supermini have been unveiled after it made a public appearance at the Paris Motor Show in September. The most interesting thing about the Clio 4 is that it has been designed completely in the supervision of the company's chief designer Laurens van den Acker.
As per the Chief Designer, the new Renault Clio is conceived as a piece of sensuous sculpture which stimulates desire. The fourth generation Clio comes with an exclusive five- door model which has the rear door handles concealed near the C-pillars.
The details about the exterior dimensions of the Clio 4 are still not known yet the company explained that the vehicle has a lower ride height and wider tracks than the replacing model. Other information which the company gave is that the vehicle 100kg lighter than its predecessor. The interior of the Clio 4 sports an elegant design that comes sculpted in a shape of an aircraft wing.
The new Clio will come with a 'clever' sound system integrated in all the variants of the vehicle along with front door loudspeakers and Bluetooth-equipped radios. A lot of attention is being given to the new personalization programme started by the Renault which allows the buyers to customize the look of their car from the color touches to the front grille, rear and side door inserts, to the dashboard, door panels, steering wheel, gear lever, air vent surrounds, upholstery materials and even the floor mats inside.
The Clio 4 will be launched this fall with two engines, a new 0.9-liter three-cylinder turbocharged Energy TCe petrol delivering 89hp and 135Nm of torque and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel with 89hp of output.
Renault plans to enhance the range in the future with a new 1.2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine coupled to a new six-speed EDC transmission. The new Clio will be manufactured at Renault's plants in Flins, France and Bursa, Turkey.
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