The future generation of the Renault Clio will be more “German”, with the model coming with a high quality interior and a more appealing exterior design.
After the French based automaker Renault has officially announced that it will move up-market, leaving the low-cost segment to its Romania sub-brand Dacia, the first step into this significant change has already been made. According to the car manufacturer, the future generation of the Renault Clio will have better quality materials in the cabin and its exterior design will be more attractive, putting a “German” touch on the small French vehicle.
Under the saying “first German and then French”, the head of product within Renault, Beatrice Foucher, talked about the future generation of the Clio. The French official said that the fourth Clio generation had been completely drawn by Laurens van den Acker, who came to Renault from Mazda in 2009. According to the designer, the new Clio had been inspired by the DeZir design and it will be sportier in the five-door version, so the three-door one won’t be necessary anymore.
The entry-level version is expected to come with a 0.9 liter engine, which will be added to the 1.2 TCE and the 1.5 dCi, with the last coming with 105 horsepower. There’s no official word yet on the Renaultsport version of the Clio 4 but this has all the chances of coming with a turbo engine, which will put aside the 2.0 liter naturally aspirated unit and its 200 horsepower.