The new-look Renault Clio has hit Australian shores, with more features and a sharp new price that will definitely turn heads.
“The award-winning Clio is one of Renault’s most well-known nameplates around the world,” said Mr Justin Hocevar, Renault Australia’s Managing Director. “Clio is one of our core models in Australia and continues to be one of our strongest selling vehicles." The new-look Clio takes on Renault’s new nomenclature, in-line with the recently released Koleos and Megane hatch models. Variants include Life, available with a manual transmission or EDC and Zen, Intens and GT-Line with EDC only. The drivetrain remains unchanged and the Clio R.S. will be launched in a few months’ time.
Inside, the Life variant adds features including hands-free entry with smartkey, push button start, automatic dusk-sensing headlights, automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor, rear view camera, rear parking sensors, ECO mode, electric windows (all positions) and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Stepping up to the Zen sees the addition of Renault’s new C-shaped lighting signature – as seen in the Koleos and Megane hatch – at the front with Pure Vision LED headlights, front fog light with a chrome surround, front parking sensors, satellite navigation with voice control, a gloss black treatment for the lower rear bumper trim, side door protection and B-pillar as well as two-tone 16 inch Pulsize alloy wheels.
The luxurious Intens model gains chrome window trim, side parking sensors, hands-free parking, driver’s armrest, LED cabin lights, 3D Arkamys sound system, R-LINK navigation and multimedia system with voice control, height adjustable passenger’s seat, velvet and artificial leather upholstery, climate control, rear privacy glass, 17 inch Optemic two-tone alloy wheels and free personalisation as follows:
- Exterior: the door sill insert, grille insert and boot lid can be either Flame Red or Ivory
- Interior: the dashboard, door panel and seat highlights can be either Intense Red or Grey
Finally, the GT-Line receives Renault Sport-inspired blue highlights for the upholstery, aluminium sport pedals, GT-Line badging, Renault Sport rear spoiler, leather handbrake handle, satin grey for the door mirrors, exterior trim, front and rear bumper insert as well as 17 inch Serdar alloy wheels.
The New-look Clio goes on sale nationally on Monday 1st May 2017.