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Engine options galore for new-look Clio

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The new Renault Clio has 11 engine/transmission combinations
The new Renault Clio has 11 engine/transmission combinations
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The new Renault Clio has 11 engine/transmission combinations
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The new Renault Clio has 11 engine/transmission combinations
A 1.5-l dCi 110 diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed manual transmission for the TCe 120 petrol engine have been added to the powertrain range
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A 1.5-l dCi 110 diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed manual transmission for the TCe 120 petrol engine have been added to the powertrain range
The four new colors available are Intense Red, Titanium Grey, Pearlescent White and Iron Blue
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The four new colors available are Intense Red, Titanium Grey, Pearlescent White and Iron Blue
The lower part of the front grille has been redesigned
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The lower part of the front grille has been redesigned
The rear skirt has been redesigned for additional robustness
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The rear skirt has been redesigned for additional robustness
There are more personalization options for the new Clio
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There are more personalization options for the new Clio
Prices for the Clio in Renault's home market of France will begin at €13,700 (US$15,500)
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Prices for the Clio in Renault's home market of France will begin at €13,700 (US$15,500)
The Clio is now fully kitted out with LED lights
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The Clio is now fully kitted out with LED lights
The new Clio has C-shaped daytime running lights
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The new Clio has C-shaped daytime running lights
There are a selection of new wheel and wheel trim designs available for the Clio
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There are a selection of new wheel and wheel trim designs available for the Clio
The interior has plastic with a grain-effect finish and chrome trim
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The interior has plastic with a grain-effect finish and chrome trim
The interior has all new upholsteries
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The interior has all new upholsteries
The new Clio has a Bose soundsystem
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The new Clio has a Bose soundsystem

Renault has announced an update of its best-selling model, the Clio. Twenty-six years after its first appearance, the new Clio is more evolution than revolution, but Renault promises a higher-end car with refined exterior styling, more color options and a high-quality interior finish.

Most notably, the introductions of a 1.5-l dCi 110 diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed manual transmission for the TCe 120 petrol engine version bring the number of engine/transmission combinations for the Clio up to 11. This, says Renault, is one of the market's most extensive powertrain ranges, although sadly none of them will hit the heights of the recent Clio R.S. 16 concept.

The Clio is now fully kitted out with LED lights, including C-shaped daytime running lights and Pure Vision headlights. The lower part of the front grille has been redesigned, as has the rear skirt for greater robustness.

Four new body colors with typically dramatic names have been added, specifically Intense Red, Titanium Grey, Pearlescent White and Iron Blue. There's also a selection of new wheel and wheel trim designs available, as well as more personalization options.

A 1.5-l dCi 110 diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed manual transmission for the TCe 120 petrol engine have been added to the powertrain range
A 1.5-l dCi 110 diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed manual transmission for the TCe 120 petrol engine have been added to the powertrain range

Inside, there are all new upholsteries, grain-effect plastic and chrome trim. Drivers have three different connected multimedia systems with which to play. Media Nav Evolution and Renault R-Link Evolution provide navigation functionalities, while the new R&Go system provides smartphone connectivity.

Among the driver assistance features are a rear parking sensor as standard and, on some models, a front parking sensor and a reversing camera. Higher end models boast Easy Park Assist, which will carry out parking maneuvers in their entirety for drivers.

The new Clio will begin rolling out from September. Prices for Renault's home market of France will begin at €13,700 (US$15,500).

Source: Renault

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