At this year's Paris Motor Show, Renault has unveiled a range-topping Initiale Paris trim for the Clio supermini.

At this year's Paris Motor Show, Renault has unveiled a range-topping Initiale Paris trim for the Clio supermini.

Already available on order in France, the Clio Initiale Paris is a more luxurious version which starts at a rather steep €21,500. On the outside there aren't many changes to talk about but Renault has added more elegant 17-inch alloy wheels available in several finishes, updated fog lights and exhaust tip along with more stylish LED daytime running lights incorporated in the headlight cluster.

Most of the changes have occurred on the inside where there's a two-tone leather upholstery along with an all-black look and various other themes which include leather on the door panels and different colors for the air vent surrounds and door trim. Since it sits on top of the range, there aren't many optional features to add except for the panoramic roof (€400) and spare wheel (€120).

Renault is offering the Clio Initiale Paris with the familiar 90 HP 0.9-liter three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine but those willing to pay €23,600 can go for the 1.2-liter TCE rated at 120 HP delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed EDC. The only diesel engine available is a 1.5-liter dCi generating 90 HP working with a five-speed manual (€23,800) or an optional EDC transmission (€25,200).

As a final note, the all-new Espace will also be offered in a higher Initiale Paris specification.

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