Published on June 15th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Renault Gives the Clio an Update for 2017
The Renault Clio, a model which has recorded 13 million units of sales in its 26 years of production has just received a facelift for 2017.
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.