New Renault Clio video review

11 Oct, 2012 5:18pm

We've been to Italy for the launch of the all-new Renault Clio

Renault has high hopes for its all-new Clio, and we’ve been to the launch in Italy to find out why.

The stylish new car is lower, longer, wider and lighter than the model it replaces, and offers more interior space and practicality than ever before. It will be available only as a five-door, but Renault has cleverly disguised the fact by hiding the rear door handle in the C-pillar – a neat touch.

Inside, the Clio has a raft of technology, while quality is much improved over the outgoing car.

Be sure to read our review and check out the video to see what news editor Jack Rix thought of the new supermini – including the efficient 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine.

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What a mish-mash of design concepts both exterior (especially the ultra large 'diamond') and interior (compared with ,say, that of the new Golf).
I do not quite understand why Renault's sales have declined so much this year but I am not as confident as Jack Rix that this new Clio is going to be the company's saviour.

Personally I like the new diamond front. It is distinctive and gets away from all these horrible gaping grilles. However, overall I think the shape is less than inspired.

It looks fantastic certainy looks wise its my favourite supermini at the mo.