Updated Renault Clio comes to life with LED headlights and Initiale version image

The French automaker has been tipped for long to refresh its top-selling subcompact offering and now the facelift is official, complete with upscale initial Paris version available at launch.

The 2017 model year for the Clio brings a host of improvements across the range – in a bid to spice up the model that has clocked four years since its introduction as the fourth generation model back in 2012. We should also remember the Clio was the first promoter of the current design language and now it’s time to get acquainted to the latest evolution of the brand’s styling identity. We have for the fresh Clio a subtly reworked front end with modified grille and new headlights with full-LED lighting signature. Some of the trim versions will also feature the LED Pure Vision headlights. The update also brings four new body hues, as well as a plethora of new wheel and wheel trim stylings.

Updated Renault Clio comes to life with LED headlights and Initiale version 8

The powertrain remains very classic – we have the 1.5-liter diesel engine from the dCi family capable of 110 horsepower (81 kilowatts) and linked to a six-speed manual transmission, Additionally, the Clio TCe 120 gasoline version is also offered with this new six-speed manual gearbox – with engine/transmission options now reaching the count of eleven. Inside the cabin there’s a new R&Go infotainment system that can be had alongside the Media Nav Evolution and Renault R-Link Evolution systems. Orders will be taken starting this summer and buyers can also opt for the new Initiale Paris- which comes with a bespoke Givré Grey body color, a steering wheel trimmed in full-grain Nappa padded leather, a full-grain Nappa leather-trimmed gear lever, specific door panel and dashboard trimming, as well as leather seats in either black or black-and-white.