The fourth generation of Renault’s best-selling model, the Clio, has been revealed and the car has an aggressive new face, a more distinctive badge, chrome accents, small rear windows and LED strips below the headlights.

The new Clio is promising to “cement” its position on the market, going against cars like the Ford Fiesta, rather than making a move up market, towards the Mini.

According to the manufacturer the fourth generation of the Renault Clio is powered by a 900cc engine, which is developing 108 BHP and 160 Nm of torque, with emissions of CO2 of only 95g per kilometer and a combined fuel efficiency of 76.3 mpg.

The new Clio is also fitted with a “pulse start” system which allows quick restarts and an EGR Boost technology to cool and reuse exhaust gases, allowing a more efficient engine combustion.

A Renaultsport Clio is also in the work and the sportier version is probably going to be powered by a 1.6 liter turbo unit.

The fourth generation of the Clio is scheduled to make its official debut at the next year’s Geneva Motor Show, in March, hitting the dealerships in mid-2012.


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