Renault has refreshed its Clio subcompact for the new 2017 model year, which brings a variety of improvements for the model.
The current fourth generation Clio was introduced in 2012 and was the first vehicle of the French brand to feature the brand’s new styling identity. Now it’s time for the Clio to get a facelift, which comes with a refreshed front fascia that features a slightly redesigned grille and new headlights with full-LED lighting signature. Certain versions will also be offered with LED Pure Vision headlights. As one would expect for such a facelift, the 2017 Clio also arrives with four new body colors and a selection of new wheel and wheel trim designs.
On the tech side, the car is receiving a 1.5-liter diesel engine from the dCi family that produces 110 horsepower (81 kilowatts) and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Also, the Clio TCe 120 version is now available with a new six-speed manual transmission, totaling the engine/transmission options to eleven.
Customers will also be able to buy a new R&Go infotainment system that joins the already available Media Nav Evolution and Renault R-Link Evolution systems. A Bose audio system is on the list too.
Order books for the refreshed Clio open this summer and an Initiale Paris variant will be available from launch. It includes an exclusive Givré Grey body color, 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.
Note: Check out the press release section below for more details.
Galeri: 2017 Renault Clio
Twenty-six years after the launch of the original Clio, a model that has sold 13 million units worldwide, Renault has today renewed its best-seller with the introduction of the new CLIO.
The new 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 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.
Order books open this summer and the model will begin to be seen on the streets in September.
The new CLIO price list for France, including the Initiale Paris version, is available on our media website.