Updated bestseller

Cologne, 13 June 2016

13 million units: the Clio of of bestseller by Renault is globally and historically. But in Germany he sold in the year 2015 with some over 22,000 pieces best, just ahead of the Twingo. The fourth generation is now 2012 on the market. Time for a refresher: the little now receives a fresh look and a new engine, a technology update.

Significantly modified front and rear optics

Features of the updated Clio are the new grille, which appears no longer uniformly in black piano lacquer, but contains silver cross braces. To get striking diagonal Struts to the lower air intake, the fog lights (if available) frame. In the upscale versions of the Clio has for the first time full LED headlamps. A square designed LED daytime running lights is integrated into it. New paint colors in red, blue, grey and white also ensures freshness. Inside Renault used better materials, introduces new upholstery fabrics and makes matt the chrome trim.

New top-diesel

What is in the engines. If you the R.S..-anticipate versions, there were seven of them so far: in addition to the base model (a sucking gasoline engine with 74 HP) four different Turbo petrol engines up to 220 HP and two diesel with 75 and 90 HP. As new top diesel he added 110 with six gears for example from the Captur-known energy and dCi engine offering. Also new is the manual six-speed gearbox for the TCe 120, which was available only with the EDC dual clutch transmission.

Now three infotainment systems

In terms of Infotainment, there are now three instead of two systems: in addition to the systems "Media Nav Evolution" and "R-link evolution" now also the 'R & go known from the Twingo' is available. It can be combined with your Smartphone, so that the mobile phone as an integrated multimedia system can be used. Also new is a Bose sound system. The Clio gets on the parking crew Park now optional, beeper for the front so far there was only that for rear and parking assist.

Top version initial Paris

The top equipment is still called initial Paris. It features nappa leather on seats, steering wheel and gear lever knob, Alcantara for the headliner. Add, LED headlights, rearview camera, parking Assistant, Bose sound system, and R-link coming evolution. Market launch for the updated Clio is September 2016, the prices are not yet known. So far, they started at 11,990 euros for the Clio 1.2 with 74 PS.(SL)