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Dienstag, 29 Januar 2019 10:34

The All-new Renault CLIO: The icon of a new generation - Part 2: Exterior Design

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  • Interior and exterior details revealed ahead of full debut at Geneva International Motor Show
  • Evolutionary exterior styling combines with revolutionary interior design
  • All-New Clio features 100 per cent LED headlights across the range
  • New R.S. Line trim has more sporty look, including F1 blade and honeycomb grille
  • All-new ‘Smart Cockpit’ includes large 9.3-inch vertical multimedia screen
  • Interior features class-leading 10-inch TFT digital instrument binnacle
  • Enhanced customisation with eight interior design schemes and 10 exterior colours
  • All-New Clio is first Groupe Renault car to be built on new CMF-B platform
  • All-New Clio draws on the DNA of the previous four generations of the French icon
  • Clio has been a success story for 30 years and has been top of the B segment in Europe since 2013

A more modern and expressive exterior design

More elegant and dynamic from all angles, the All-New Clio inherits the sensual shapes of the previous generation. The new model gains in expressiveness while keeping its sleek profile. At the front, the bonnet incorporates ribs for a sculpted effect. The grille is bigger and the front bumper is more pronounced with a very expressive central air scoop that promotes good engine cooling. In terms of size, the All-New Clio is 14 mm shorter but more spacious inside. The body has been lowered by up to 30 mm for better aerodynamics and extra athleticism. The 17-inch wheels (depending on version) enhance the new model’s dynamic look. Details such as the shark fin antenna, the 100 per cent LED lights, the flush tailgate and the chrome-plated side-window surrounds serve to modernise the exterior and improve perceived quality.

Body paint
The All-New Clio is available in several new body colours including Valencia Orange and Celadon Blue. Embodying the All-New Clio’s vitality, the new Valencia Orange tone offers unprecedented depth and radiance thanks to a specific coloured varnish treatment making its first appearance in the automotive industry. In all, the All-New Clio is available in 10 body colours and with three exterior customisation packs (in red, orange and black).

Air deflectors
The All-New Clio is the first to be fitted with air deflectors on the front wheel arches. The deflectors serve to limit friction and boost aerodynamics, thereby reducing fuel consumption. As a bonus, they lend a dynamic and sporty air to the design of the All-New Clio.

The headlights on the All-New Clio, now 100 per cent LED from the entry version, are equipped with the C-Shape light signature that characterises Renault models. They lend the All-New Clio a more expressive look, underscored by the diamond motif topping the light and adding extra elegance.

The boot architecture has been optimised to make its shape as cubic as possible. The premium BOSE audio system has been fully integrated and therefore does not encroach on boot volume, which has been increased to 391 litres (plus 26 litres of interior storage space), making it the largest in the segment. The double floor simplifies everyday loading, while the rear seats fold down to provide a flat floor.

Rear lights
As with the headlights, the more expressive rear lights feature a new C-Shape light signature with a particularly strong effect of depth. A third, longer and thinner brake light is fitted on the top of the rear window.

The sleek profile of the previous generation, symbolised by the window-mounted rear door handles, has been improved through a number of aesthetic choices. These include chrome-plated window surrounds, gloss black window pillars and rear handles, lower side panels hollowed out of the sheet metal, and the chrome-plated CLIO signature. The care and detail paid to the body sides also boost the perceived quality of the exterior.

Rear end
The rear comprises chrome-plated lines as seen on the sides, while the cut of the rear window serves to more seamlessly integrate the tailgate in the body. The design of the boot, and in particular the flush fit between tailgate and bumper, was reworked for extra perceived quality.

The All-New Renault Clio R.S. Line: A new version inspired by Renault Sport
Renault Sport is introducing its R.S. Line trim on the All-New Clio, gradually replacing the former GT-Line. GT-Line was a pioneer in sporty look packs and has bolstered the Renault Sport range strategy in all markets since 2010. With upgraded and richer content, R.S. Line is more than a mere name change.

R.S. Line provides a more athletic look in response to the expectations of customers, who are increasingly looking for extra differentiation through dynamic styling.

R.S. Line also has stronger kinship with the high-performance R.S. label, the two letters being synonymous with authentic sports driving. The new label boasts all the key exterior and interior design cues of Renault Sport.

Outside, the All-New Clio R.S. Line is fitted with the F1 blade, an emblematic design component of R.S. models. It also stands apart with its honeycomb grille, special 17-inch wheel rims and more athletic rear end.

The interior is home to other distinctive R.S. Line items including sports seats with reinforced support, carbon-style inserts, a perforated leather steering wheel with the double R.S. diamond, an aluminium pedal set, and red customisation touches matching the topstitching on the seats and steering wheel.

The R.S. Line brings the All-New Clio more sporty attributes so that customers can more fully experience the brand's motorsport heritage, which remains very much alive today, from Formula 1 to customer competition.

The All-new Renault Clio INITIALE PARIS

The INITIALE PARIS signature gains a fresh look on All-new Renault Clio.
Available on numerous models in the Renault range (Captur, Scénic, Talisman, Koleos and Espace), the INITIALE PARIS signature is back on the All-new Clio with an entirely new design approach bringing motorists the very best in Renault know-how.

Outside, the All-new Clio INITIALE PARIS stands out through pure and extremely elegant styling. Chrome detailing adorns the window surrounds, lower door protectors and grille. The latter sports an INITIALE PARIS badge, as does the front wing. The distinctive styling is boosted by the shark fin antenna and special INITIALE PARIS 17-inch wheels.

Inside, the All-new Clio INITIALE PARIS is available with two color schemes: Black and Sand Grey. Reserved exclusively for this version, the padded leather seats with their special design are particular stand-outs. The cabin is also home to a special foamed leather steering wheel.

The All-new Clio perpetuates the illustrious story of stylish and exceptional Clio models initiated in 1991 by Clio Baccara with an even more elegant and meticulous INITIALE PARIS signature, bringing motorists a unique onboard atmosphere.

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