Renault will be adding the Initiale Paris trim next year, with the Clio and Espace being the first to receive a more posh variant.

Renault will be adding the Initiale Paris trim next year, with the Clio and Espace being the first to receive a more posh variant.

If these cars will be a hit for the French automaker, other models will receive a similar treatment in the future and Renault will probably decide to create a new sub-brand with this moniker, even though plans for a Mercedes-Benz E-Class-based flagship model have not been finalized yet.

Renault's head of design Laurens van den Acker mentioned the styling of the more premium Clio and Espace are almost complete. The new trim level will draw its inspiration from French luxury goods expertise which probably means pricing will be considerably higher than standard models.

Note: 1995 Renault Initiale Paris concept pictured.

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