A Sleeker and Greener Clio from Renault
The Renault Clio has been around for decades, and over the years, the Clio has cumulated a staggering 16 million sales, showing that although this little hatch is France's best-selling car, the world is loving it too.
Before we get into the specifics of the new Clio, let's look at where it came from. The Renault Clio was introduced in 1990 and replaced the Renault 5, a popular hatch in the 80s. Due to Clios' new styling and modern touch, it grew massively in popularity. After its first year in production, it was awarded 'Car of the Year' in Europe. In the same year, It also reached the top of the French sales ranking. This was a brilliant start for this little city car.
Renault's sports variant of the Renault 5 was a massive hit, but the automaker knew they needed to create something new. Thus, they set out to design a hot hatch that could replicate the experience of the beloved Renault 5 while also serving as a practical city car. Enter the Clio 16s, built on a new chassis, and quickly became a fan favourite. Given Renault's deep involvement in motorsport, particularly Formula One, it's no surprise that they continued to produce exceptional hot hatches, now branded with the coveted RS badge.
The Renault Clio has always been a car with a sleek design, affordability, and fuel efficiency. But, to keep up with the times, the new Clio has undergone a stylish transformation. Its refined front end now features a more prominent grille that adds a touch of aggression to its look. The futuristic wheels add a sporty vibe to this city car, aptly named the Esprite Alpine Trim. And, with LED lights in the grille, headlamps, and taillights, this already stylish car takes on a sinister alter ego at night.
The interior of the Esprite Alpine trim level is equally impressive, with stunning embroidered seats that feature small touches of red, white, and blue that pay homage to its French heritage. The digital display and modernistic dashboard add a touch of sophistication, while the Renault badge on the steering wheel is simple yet eye-catching. All in all, the Clio's new look is a refreshing take on a classic design.
Renault's new look for the Clio isn't just a superficial upgrade but reflects the automaker's commitment to creating eco-friendly cars. The latest model boasts an E-Tech Full hybrid motor with 108 kW of power. Not only is this new Clio more powerful than its predecessor, but it's also more fuel-efficient, making it an attractive option for eco-conscious drivers.