Renault presents the restyled Clio, with subtle changes

Renault has presented today the facelifted Clio. With that, the 4th generation of the car gets a little more breath to face the competition, even if the changes are much more subtle than the predicted by the French magazine Auto-Moto. Which also missed the presentation, expected to happen at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, back in March. Compare the new, on the left, to the old one, presented in 2012, on the right.

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The Clio is 4.06 m long, 1.73 m wide, 1.45 m tall and has a wheelbase of 2.59 m. The change on the front of the car was basically on the bumper and the headlights.

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In the back, the changes are basically on the tail lights.

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Now the B-segment hatchback also has a new engine, a 1.5 Energy dCi 110 turbodiesel engine. It delivers 81 kW. It will also power the Clio Estate, which has also been submitted to the restyling. The cars also have 3 new color options: Rouge Intense (red), Gris Titanium (grey) and Bleu Iron (blue).

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The Clio Estate is 4.28 m long, keeping all other measures from the hatchback.

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Besides the new diesel, the Clio family is powered by the 1.5 dCi 90 engine, which delivers 66 kW, the 1.5 dCi 75 (55 kW) and, when it relates to petrol engines, the 1.2 16V (55 kw), the 0.9 TCe, with 66 kW, the 1.2 TCe, with 88 kw, and the 1.6 TCe, with 147 kW and 162 kW.

 

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.