2013 Renault Clio revealed

Renault has added a range of new features including R-Link integrated and internet connected touchscreen tablet technology, rear parking cameras, Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) transmission and more.

The new 2013 Renault Clio was originally launched in 1990, and has sold over 11.5million units in more than 115 countries. The most striking change to previous Clio incarnations is the car’s style, which gives the fourth-generation model a striking new identity.

100kg lighter than its previous models, a lot of its style is influenced by the DeZir concept with its sporty silhouette, integrated rear door handles, dynamic frame, low ride height, wider tracks and other quirks.

The dashboard is designed to resemble an aircraft wing, so drivers can easily access its tech-packed dash with ease. Laurens van den Acker (Senior Vice President, Corporate Design) says the aim was to produce a car with “no acute or aggressive angles, just voluptuous curves that make you want to go up to it and caress it.”

The new Clio is available to buy with two petrol engines, the Energy TCe 90 and TCe 120. A diesel Energy dCi 90 will also be available to buy. The TCe 90, for instance, provides 21 per cent fuel consumption and CO2 emissions savings compared to the TCe 100 it replaces.

Its new engines provide impressive fuel economy. The new Clio is the first Renault to feature the new three-cylinder petrol turbocharged Energy TCe 90 engine, which comes with Stop&Start and performs similar to a 1.4-litre powerplant.

The TCe 120 engine offers six-speed EDC transmission. It also provides direct fuel injection and turbocharging for peak power of 120hp.

The diesel dCi is also equipped with equipped with Stop&Start – an economy-optimised version will be available with fuel consumption of 88 mpg, equivalent to CO2 emissions of 83g/kmc.

Other features available will be a touchscreen responsive to voice commands, TomTom connected navigation, advanced eco-driving functions and access to the Renault R-Link Store, the world’s first ever car-centric app store.

People can take a virtual drive in the new Clio on the Renault website from July 12, with the final phase of the launch expected at some point in September this year.

For more information, contact your local Perrys Renault dealership.