Renault has revealed the 5th generation Clio hatchback and a more sportier R.S. Line variant, ahead of its global debut in Geneva in March.
While it retains the sensual curves of the outgoing model, the designers have added a lot more sex appeal with new set of Full LED headlamps and tail lamps. The grille and the bumpers have been tweaked as well, and the hood has a sculpted effect. Enhancing the looks are minimal usage of chrome and new 17-inch wheels. Naturally, the R.S. Line gets even more oomph factor with its sporty front bumper and wheels.
The new Clio is 14 mm shorter in length (4,048 mm) and 66 mm wider (1,798 mm). Apparently, the body has been lowered too for better aerodynamics. However, Renault says that the new Clio is more spacious inside.
Interiors of the new Clio looks a lot more appealing, thanks to a new driver-focused layout called Smart Cockpit. While the details are scarce at the moment, we can notice a portrait-style floating infotainment system, fully digital instrument cluster and Bose audio system – all of which are most likely to be variant dependent.
As for the R.S. Line, the tastefully applied contrast red accents run through the dashboard and AC vents and on the centre console as well. Also notice the contrast red stitching on the seats.
“The interior has undergone a true revolution, with a considerable improvement in perceived quality, greater sophistication and technology. It is the best Clio ever,” said Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design.
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