The fourth generation of the Renault Clio 5-door hatch and Clio wagon has made its appearance at home in Paris, sitting alongside its hotter RS 200 counterpart. It will be offered with the company’s 898cc gasoline turbo engine that generates 90 hp (66 kW) and 100 lb-ft (135 Nm) of torque, allowing the new Clio to return 65.7 mpg UK (54.7 mpg US or 4.3 liters / 100 km), with CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.
Another novelty in the engine lineup is the 4-cylinder 1.5-liter Energy dCi 90 with 89 hp (66 kW) and 162 lb-ft (220 Nm) of torque. This frugal engine returns 88.3 mpg UK (73.5 mpg US or 3.2 liters / 100 km) and emits 83 g/km of CO2. The fourth-gen Clio can also be fitted with a new 4-cylinder 1.2-liter TCe 120 that generates 118 hp (88 kW) and 140 lb-ft (190 Nm) of torque, but you’ll have to wait for this engine until the first half of next year.
Looking a lot better than the model it replaces, the 2013 Clio is Renault’s first model to adopt the new design identity, featuring sweptback headlights, muscular fenders and a DeZir-inspired front grille. It also comes with integrated rear door handles, LED daytime running lights and a gloss black trim.
One of the most important optional features will be the R-Link infotainment system that comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display with TomTom navigation and Internet access. In addition, the owner of the car will also have access to the first automotive-oriented app store.
Check out the press release for full details.