Renault, obviously, didn’t confirm nor deny the leaked image was really from the freshly remodeled Clio, but it’s fairly apparent now they have launched official particulars about this approaching new hatchback.
Regrettably, as it’s been during the last 23 years, this and all sorts of Renault automobiles won’t be obtainable in the U.S. The only real hope we’ve of visiting a Renault-built vehicle is the chance that the approaching revival from the All downhill brand may escape towards the U.S.
Just how performs this compact hatchback’s redesign compare?
2013 Renault Clio Interior
The 2013 Clio’s interior is much more driver centric and modern compared to 2012 model. It has a center mounted digital speedometer and purchasers can pick from a red-colored, black, brown, or whitened dashboard color. There’s also an brilliantly-situated multi-media around the center console, comfortable seats, and chrome and piano-black trim highlights.
Optional features for that Clio include:
A large seven-inch (18cm) touch screen
Intuitive voice instructions
A house page that may be personalized through the user for safe and straightforward use of essential functions, with no driver needing to take their eyes off course
TomTom connected navigation
An association using the car’s own electronic systems permits use of a professional eco-driving function (Driving eco²) which analyses the driver’s behavior and offers advice in lowering fuel consumption.
Renault R-Link Store, the car world’s first Application Store, can certainly view or download an extensive and varied selection of applications using their vehicle or computer (via ‘My Renault’).
Bluetooth radios using the Renault Bass Reflex system
2013 Renault Clio Exterior
Around the front-end from the new 2013 Clio, you will find modified car headlights, which still position rearward, however the 2013’s car headlights convey more angles and also the rearmost section stretches farther back around the bumpers. The grille is 100 % new, because it has a black grille stretching in one front lights towards the other having a chrome strip in the centre that connects to every side from the Renault’s gemstone logo design in the heart of the grille. The hood can also be modified with an infinitely more strongly sloped nose and sharper lines.
While the outside of the modified Clio does bear similar body lines towards the 2012 model, the 2013 models line is heavily exaggerated. Renault removed the entire-length beltline lower along side it from the Clio, but put in more pronounce and protruding bumpers, especially around the back finish. On the bottom of the trunk doorways, there’s a sluggish sticking out arch that provides the doorways lots of character.
Similar to the 2012 Clio, the 2013 Renault Clio is going to be like a 5-door hatchback, but unlike the 2012 model, there’s no 3-door option. The trunk doorways have scrapped the standard door handle in support of hidden handles presents itself each door, a la the Nissan Juke, giving this 5-door hatch a 3-door appearance. Renault has additionally repositioned along side it-view mirrors using their typical mounting position just aft from the door glass, to some sleeker position on top of the doorway skin, just beneath the doorway glass.
The 2013 Clio’s rump is drastically not the same as the 2012 model year, mostly because of the heavier rear bumpers.
2013 Renault Clio Engine and Drivetrain
Underneath the hood, the 2013 Clio can come standard having a .9-liter (900 cc) 3-cylinder engine that utilizes a small turbocharger to function its output for an impressive-for-its-size 90 horsepower at 5,000 revoltions per minute and 99 pound-ft of torque at 2,500 revoltions per minute. This engine has taller gear ratios and fuel use of 4.3 liters/100km, equal to CO2 pollutants of 99g/km, a 21 percent fuel consumption and CO2 pollutants savings in comparison towards the TCe 100 it replaces.
There’s also an optional 1.5-liter dCi turbo diesel engine that provides 90 Hewlett packard at 4,000 revoltions per minute and 220Nm/162 lb-foot of torque offered by 1,750rpm.
Presently being homologated is really a four-cylinder 1.2-liter engine using the performance of the normally-aspirated 1.6 engine. It’s direct fuel injection and turbocharging for optimum energy of 120hp and 190Nm/140 lb-foot of torque from 1,750rpm.
You will see two manual transmissions offered around the 2013 Renault Clio , each of which are 5-speeds. One will probably be your run-of-the-mill 5-slot trans, as the optional transmission may have taller gear ratios to increase gas mileage. Available too is a dual-clutch automatic tranny.