Old Renault Clio to stay on the market as the Collection image

The French based automaker Renault has recently announced that the old generation of the Clio model will remain on the market under the Collection name.

Even if the new generation of the Renault Clio has been officially presented to the public for the first time during the 2012 Paris Motor Show just last month, the car manufacturer has no intention of ditching the old version of the model just yet and the company has announced its plans to keep the version on the market under the Collection name.

According to the automaker, the old generation of the Renault Clio will still be offered through the company’s dealership network as the Collection but it will only become available with a choice of two engines, a petrol and a diesel. Two body styles will be available for the old Clio generation, the three-door and the five door, and its future owners will have to choose between two trim levels, the Alize and the Business.

The Renault Clio Alize will get ABS, EBD, side airbags, front airbags, electric front windows, remote central locking, height adjustable steering column, CD/MP3 radio with iPod connectivity and more, while the Clio Business will add the Radio CD with Bluetooth and USB, the Carminat TomTom navigation system, the cruise control, electric mirrors and height adjustable driver’s seat. The Clio Collection will be produced at Flins (Paris) plant and at Valladolid, Spain, until 2013. Prices for the model start at 9,900 euros in France.