New Renault Clio exterior design unveiled
29 January 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
This is the new Renault Clio, set to go on sale later this year.
Having revealed the car's interior yesterday, Renault has now published details of its exterior design.
Compared with the outgoing model, the new Clio is 14mm shorter, but Renault claims it is still more spacious inside.
The body has also been lowered by up to 30mm, with the aim of achieving better aerodynamics and aesthetics.
Frontal styling features include ribs on the bonnet, a bigger grille and a more pronounced front bumper with a central air scoop.
Air deflectors on the front wheel arches are designed to improve the car's aerodynamics, reducing fuel consumption, while LED headlights are now fitted throughout the range.
The side of the car features chrome-plated window surrounds, gloss black window pillars and rear door handles, lower side panels hollowed out of the sheet metal, and a chrome-plated Clio signature, while the rear of the car features chrome-plated lines and a more seamlessly integrated tailgate.
The size of the boot has been increased to 391 litres - which Renault claims will make it the class leader - while the rear seats can fold down to provide a flat floor.
Renault has also announced the new Clio will be available in an R.S. Line equipment grade, replacing the former GT-Line spec.
It will get sporty exterior design features including a honeycomb grille, 17in alloy wheels and a restyled rear end. The interior will get sports seats, a perforated leather R.S. steering wheel, aluminium pedals and red customisation features.
The new Clio will make its full debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.