Renault unveils new clio

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  1. jenic

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    RENAULT UNVEILS NEW CLIO
    • New Clio opens a fresh chapter in the Clio epic that began in 1990 and has seen the model go from strength to strength
    • New Clio carries over the same qualities that saw Clio III take the 'Car of the Year ' award in 2006, namely benchmark cabin space, safety, comfort and roadholding, as well as the same rigorous build quality that has made it one of its segment's most reliable models
    • New Clio features:
      • the same dynamic cues as those which have become the hallmarks of New Mégane's frontal design
      • a new GT version, enabling more Clio customers to sample extra Va Va Voom
      • Carminat TomTom, the first fully integrated and affordable GPS navigation solution. Co-developed with TomTom, the system will be easily updateable via the internet and has a large colour screen. It also includes traffic and speed limit information, as well as safety camera locations, all for a price of less than £500
    • The motoring public can take a closer look at New Renault Clio at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show
    New design reinforcing Clio's family ties with New Mégane
    New Clio sits squarely on the road and boasts revised styling, with the lines of the new headlamps now extending down to the lateral upturns of the front air intake. The broad grille in the lower part of the new front bumper sets off the dynamic styling with the presence of gloss black protective mouldings. The revised design of the rear lights extends the waist line across the hatch, while the uncluttered approach to the design of the central part of the rear bumper further emphasises New Clio's dynamic stance. The reversing lights and foglamps are positioned low down and to the extreme corners of the rear bumper.

    The choice of the new interior trims and equipment aims to produce a sense of well-being and quality with the screen of the new Carminat TomTom GPS navigation system integrated into the upper part of the centre console.
    New Clio GT: a new sport version
    As with other Renault models, a GT version forms part of the New Clio range. Its frontal styling is more aggressive and includes a gloss black grille, while the extended side sills hint at the performance of the GT's specific suspension settings. New Clio GT is easily recognizable from the rear thanks to its twin exhaust tailpipes and lip spoiler and features an exclusive body colour, Malta Blue.

    There are eye-catching sports details inside the car, too, including drilled aluminium pedal covers and extra side support for the seats, plus GT-badging for the front seats.
    Carminat TomTom: the first fully integrated, updatable and affordable navigation
    Renault's latest GPS navigation, Carminat TomTom, is the fruit of the carmaker's partnership with TomTom to bring affordable, integrated navigation to Renault customers. Ready to start working from the moment the car is started and particularly easy to use, the system ensures Clio 2009 drivers benefit from safe and stress-free motoring.

    Some Carminat TomTom's features are:
    • an easy-to-read 5.8 inch (14.7cm) colour screen (larger than that of removable systems) for the display of detailed birds-eye view maps,
    • reliable, updateable navigation complete with traffic, safety camera locations and speed limit information,
    • at a price of less than £500
    All the fundamentals of Clio III
    New Clio boasts the same qualities that saw Clio III earn the 'Car of the Year ' award in 2006, namely:
    • benchmark interior space and comfort
    • acclaimed ride comfort
    • a wide choice of responsive, environmentally-friendly engines,
    • a range of equipment from the next segment up, including a hands-free card, cruise control and speed limiter
    • outstanding safety credentials
    • the same rigorous build quality that has made it one of the most reliable cars of its segmentFurther details will be announced at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show. New Clio goes on sale in the UK in May.


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  2. eric pisch

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    really nice

    i especially like the short bonnet so that tall people can still look over the top when it slams up and smashes the windscreen :mad:
     
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    lol:D
    is that standard now or still a cost option?
     
  4. SteveTDCI

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    oh dear whats happened there ......
     
  5. shodan

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    I'm getting so bored of cars now, which have miles and miles of grey plastic for the interior!
     
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    We're going to look at a Mito this weekend to replace the c2 VTS, the interiori think looks awesome...

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  7. Bilbob

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    Really would have expected more from renault to be honest...
    I have thought that many of their cars are quite daring in their design... This looks like they took the old one and moved a couple of lines... Even the interior is nothing new or exciting...
     
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    Agreed, the exterior is quite smart without being terribly exciting, but the interior is just your typical mass market, plastic fantastic bore-fest.
     
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    This is a facelift nothing else, new clio it isn't.
     
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    It's a Renault...it will be poorly assembled and break.
     
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    That was the old addage allright, but i have to say that's a nice looking little Clio.
     
  12. Solomon Grundy

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    Granted it won't be as bad as a Peugeot...but still...
     
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    not even going to start a build quality discussion, most on here are av nuts not car enthusiasts, and would rather own a focus st or astra vxr than an R26 even though the latter being renault is as safe, just as reliable, and faster but cheaper, by this i mean you are akin to what joe blogs is to buying av gear from a highstreet outlet

    most new renaults are built by nissan group and not some oily onion muncher.


    tbh, its always the same takes people ages to understand cost vs quality argument when they can buy an old presitge marque for the same... then realise the running and service costs are astronomical.

    just like skoda has taken an age to remove its poverty roots its still used in jokes and some people wont buy.


    sad really, yes the last laguna was poor, yes the MKI clio had bonnet catch fault, yet the MKII didnt. the price difference on renaults after usual discounts is outstanding you can save thousands.


    badge snobbery is something most people should at least understand on here

    you lot (bar a select few) dont have Wadia, mcintosh, sim most are trundling around with average build quality onkyo and denons yet you know that there good enough for the price and actually deliver beyond that of the same brands version of yesteryear

    i.e things improve.

    and i suppose ultimatley what has any one of you ever made or produced that can rival that of a modern motorcar or electronic piece of equipment.



    btw the mito`s interior looks hot.... but its an alfa it will break and fall apart :suicide:

    (actually owned and built with GM stuff now )
     
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    Is it any different to the current one?

    Not a bad thing though, has to be one of the best looking (not so) superminis around. Interior leaves little to be desired though.


    I know it s not on topic but Fiat own Alfa. GM use Fiat/ Alfa diesels though, thats were the link stops as far as I'm aware.

    Plus they are at least as solid as their contemporaries these days :smashin:
     
  15. Epicurus

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    Phil, Renault still perform atrociously in JD Power surveys. Citroen are the French manufacturer who most have their act together.
     
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    I'd rather have a 2.5% VAT cut than any French car , eh Mr Sarkozy .:D

    In fact I find my fridge more exciting aesthetically than this new Clio , whatever happened to Renault design & flair ?
     
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    Amazing design but ultimately non consumer friendly :
     

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