Paris Motor Show LIVE: 2013 Renault Clio image

Renault has brought the new Clio generation to the 2012 Paris Motor Show where it was officially presented to the public for the first time.

After being unveiled just a couple of months ago by the French based automaker and in the meantime managing to score an impressive 5-star safety rating during the latest EuroNCAP crash tests, the new generation of the Renault Clio, which is wearing the 2013 model year in its name, has made its public debut at the Paris Motor Show. The design of the new Clio generation has been inspired by the DeZir Concept and even by the Frendzy and Captur prototypes and the model is the first vehicle to be drawn by the new design team lead by Laurens van der Acker.

The 2013 Renault Clio will be available to its future customers with features like the Eco Mode, which is reducing fuel consumption by up to 10 percent, Driving eco2 application for the R-Link tablet, double clutch six-speed EDC transmission, Renault R-Link multimedia with touch screen, Renault Bass Reflex system, keyless access, rearview camera and more. The new Clio is 3.5cm longer than its predecessor, 4.5cm lower and 2.4cm wider. The model is coming with a 1.2L TCe engine with 120 HP, along with the new three-cylinder 900cc Energy TCe with 90 HP and the 1.5L dCi diesel with 90 HP.