Advertisement

Updated Renault Clio gets subtle new look and extra kit

New powertrain options, LED lights and handsfree parking are added to new Renault Clio range

An updated Renault Clio has been revealed, with the fourth-generation supermini getting a round of updates including new powertrain options and some interior upgrades. It will go on sale in October 2016, with deliveries starting later that month.

Best superminis on sale right now

There are a few changes to the way the new Clio looks, but the facelift is a subtle one. New LED lights, a wider grille and a redesigned back bumper are the main changes, while new paint colours including Mars Red, Titanium Grey, Arctic White and Iron Blue have been added to the spec sheet.

Inside, there are some higher-quality materials, with a matt finish on the chrome trim to give it a classier look. A BOSE sound system is available for the first time, and there are three multimedia systems fitted, depending on the trim level: Media Nav Evolution, R-Link Evolution and a new system called R&GO for entry-level cars.

Advertisement - Article continues below

There’s some new safety kit fitted to the updated Clio too, with parking sensors all round and a reversing camera now available. Handsfree parking is fitted to some models as well, which parks the car for you automatically.

New powertrain options for the facelifted Clio are a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine with 108bhp and a 1.2-litre TCe petrol engine with 118bhp, both using a six-speed manual gearbox. These engines join the entry-level 0.9-litre petrol in the range, though there’s no details on the updated RS version yet.

We expect there to be a short production run of the crazy R.S. 16 version, which uses the 271bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine from the Megane RS, as well as its manual gearbox, in place of the standard 1.6-litre turbo and dual-clutch automatic ‘box. Expect to see the updated Clio RS after that, with only a handful of changes expected.

What do you think of the new Renault Clio supermini? Let us know below...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

Renault Clio review
Renault Clio

Renault Clio review

The Renault Clio is a star of the supermini class – well-built, good to drive and packed with tech
4 Jun 2020
New Renault Clio: prices, specs and hybrid tech
Renault Clio - Geneva front
Renault Clio

New Renault Clio: prices, specs and hybrid tech

The new Renault Clio E-Tech hybrid model has joined the supermini range, costing from £19,595
27 May 2020
Renault Clio overtakes VW Golf to become Europe’s best-selling car
Renault Clio

Renault Clio overtakes VW Golf to become Europe’s best-selling car

European car registration figures for February 2020 reveal the new Renault Clio was the continent’s best-selling car last month
25 Mar 2020
Peugeot 208 vs Renault Clio
Peugeot 208 vs Renault Clio - header
Peugeot 208

Peugeot 208 vs Renault Clio

We recently named the new Renault Clio as the best supermini you can buy, but can the new Peugeot 208 steal its crown?
28 Jan 2020

Most Popular

New 2020 Ford Puma ST teased for the first time
Ford Puma

New 2020 Ford Puma ST teased for the first time

The sporty new Ford Puma ST will make its debut later this year, with the same 197bhp 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine as the Fiesta ST
3 Jul 2020
New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed as petrol and diesel models arrive
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed as petrol and diesel models arrive

Skoda has unwrapped the complete Octavia line-up, which now offers a choice of petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid powertrains
3 Jul 2020
New Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 review
Vauxhall Corsa-e hatchback

New Vauxhall Corsa-e 2020 review

The all-electric Vauxhall Corsa-e boasts up to 134bhp and a 209-mile range, but rivals offer better value for money
3 Jul 2020