Renault Clio 4: All about passion!
28 September 2012, 11:21
Along with its posh new look, which Renault says is “simple, sensuous
and warm”, personalisation is also big on the latest French hatchback.
DEZIR ADDS A TAILGATE?
Under the design direction of Laurens van den Acker, the new Clio takes its design inspiration from the DeZir electric sports car.
“This is no accident!” the Regie said in a statement. "Both these
vehicles were designed by the same team. As a four-door hatchback with
the coupe profile of a three-door, the new Clio is all about passion.”
also all about Renault’s efforts to achieve balance and proportion in
the design of its volume seller. The Clio is low-slung: it is 448mm high
(45mm lower than the car it replaces) with ground clearance reduced by
10mm and a wider track for a more athletic stance and to improve
Engines at the time of the European launch will
range from a 900cc petrol to a 1.5 turbodiesel, each driving through a
five-speed manual transmission.
design details include a fascia in the shape of an aircraft wing with a
selection of finishes and motifs, door panels and seats, while the Clio
is said to be more functional with extra stowage dotted through the
A personalisation programme also promises to be a key
selling point. A variety of exterior and interior features can be
personalised, graphics can be added and cabin elements co-ordinated.
Exterior customisation can be applied to mirror housings and the rear
bumper, the grille and hatch and owners can choose from two roof decal
The fascia trim strip and door panel trims can be
co-ordinated with the upholstery and mats. Steering wheel inserts, gear
shifter and air vent surrounds are available in a range of colours and