Renault Clio Crossover was spied image

A Renault Clio Crossover has been recently spied while it was being tested and the model is expected to make its public debut next year at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The Renault Clio SUV will be a direct rival to models like the Nissan Juke, the Opel Mokka or the Peugeot 2008 and it has been codenamed the J87. The Clio SUV has familiar styling and it’s distinguished by a taller body and some other tweaks to its exterior design. The cabin of the Renault Clio crossover is expected to be similar to the one used on the standard version of the Clio so all the gadgets from the new generation should make their presence felt on the SUV too.

Under the hood, the Renault Clio crossover is expected to get a choice of three engines, a 900cc three-cylinder turbocharged Energy TC3 90 with 89 HP (90 PS / 66 kW) and 135 Nm of torque (100 lb-ft), a 1.5 liter four-cylinder Energy dCi diesel also producing 89 HP but more torque, 220 Nm (162 lb-ft), and a 1.2 liter four-cylinder TCE generating 118 HP (120 PS / 88 kW) and 190 Nm of torque (140 lb-ft). All-wheel drive will be offered as an option and rumors are saying that the Clio SUV will be presented in 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show with a possible launch one year later.

Source: World Car Fans