The new developments have been revealed by the Global Sales and Marketing Director for Renault, Stephen Norman, who indicated the French manufacturer wanted to offer more diversity from its current range.
Renault is already scheduled to launch the new and hotly anticipated Zoe, an all-electric supermini, during 2013 along with the new fourth-generation Clio supermini later on in the year.
Now it has been revealed by Norman that the new Clio, which is set to launch in early 2013, will likely be joined by a mini-SUV-style crossover vehicle based upon the new Clio. Such a car could help Renault enter a market sector which until now it has previously untouched.
A crossover-version of the Renault Clio would likely feature similar engines and styling, albeit with stockier bodypanels and other feautures to give it a more rugged appearance.
It could potentially challenge other mini-SUV vehicles such as the Nissan Juke and the Vauxhall Mokka, the latter of which is based on the same wheelbase as the Vauxhall Corsa supermini, a rival to the standard Clio.
In addition to this new Clio, a ‘cargo’ version of the Renault Twizy quadricycle is also planned for later on in 2013. This specification of the quirky electric city car will offer extra storage space, and therefore more practical overall.
Looking beyond next year, a new Renault Twingo city car is also planned for 2014. This car is also set to become the first to benefit from an appealing technological partnership between Renault and Daimler.
For now models from the current Renault range are available to purchase from Perrys Renault Dealership in Aylesbury.