Renewing an icon; continuing the saga

THE next chapter in the 30 year success story of the Renault Clio will be opened at next month;s Geneva Motor Show when the all-new Clio, the fifth generation of the automotive icon, is launched.

To date some 15 million units of the Clio have been sold since it was first launched in 1990 and it has become Groupe Renault’s best-selling model worldwide.

Designed according to the brand’s ‘Evolution and Revolution’ principle, the all-new Clio rewrites the story line with a more mature body styling and an entirely revamped interior. Featuring more sculpted lines and a more assertive front end, the all-new Clio gains in vitality and modernity while remaining instantly recognisable, despite the fact that it comprises 100 per cent new parts.

Inside, the revolution is strikingly clear. The completely redesigned interior is inspired by higher-end segments, both in terms of perceived quality and available technology.

And it looks like the Clio saga is to get an electrifying new chapter all of its own with Groupe Renault saying they will offer 12 electrified models in its range by 2022 with the all-new Clio being the first with its E-Tech hybrid engine based on technology developed by Renault.