Renault has debuted an updated version of the Clio 2 at the Sao Paulo motor show
22 October 2012

Renault is bolstering its thriving Brazilian business with a budget version of the Renault Clio. The Clio Mercosur has been unveiled at the Sao Paulo motor show.

The Clio Mercosur is the latest incarnation of the Clio 2, with the front and rear taking inspiration from the Clio 4, unveiled at last month’s Paris motor show. The graphics are expected to be offered on the options list.

Little is known about the Mercosur, but it is likely to continue to be offered with the 1.0-litre 75bhp engine fitted to the current Brazilian market Clio. That engine is able to run on petrol or ethanol, reflecting Brazil’s popularity for the fuel.

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18 October 2012

Good grief! It's like a really bad photoshop job... only real! 

Still, it's an amusing exercise in showing quite how far the Clio has come in style and size in the last 14 years!

18 October 2012

Whoa!!  Take it away!

Seriously Renault, I understand the need for a corperate nose but that is a little challenging!

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

18 October 2012

i think its better looking than the latest euro clio, even if its not as good as the 14 year old original. At least its honest about how many doors it has too!

18 October 2012

What a moose!

Can your GP prescribe anything for range anxiety?

18 October 2012

You can still get one just in France, it is called the Clio Campus byebye.

23 October 2012

They sold the Clio Campus here too for a while.

A cheap small car is what Renault needs, possibly sell it as a Dacia!

In France they still sell the 206 as 206+, alongside the 207 and 208!

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