The facelifted Renault Clio has been unveiled. Renault's updated mass-market rival for the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa will reach the UK in October, with an updated version of the Clio RS hot hatchback expected to follow soon after.
The fourth-generation Clio has been on sale in the UK since 2012, and with the next-generation model not due until at least 2018 - don't forget, that model will be inspired in part by the 282mpg Eolab concept car - it's high time for an update.
In terms of looks, this facelifted Clio receives very little changes, which is unsurprising because it's already one of the more stylish offerings in this class. There are new LED headlights, a new front grille designed to accentuate the car's width, and a reprofiled bumper at the rear. The look is in part designed to bring the Clio more in line with the latest Megane, and was first revealed in spy pictures last month.
Inside very little has changed too, although Renault says it has used materials normally reserved for its higher-end models, such as the Megane and Talisman, in the car's cabin. In particular, there's new chrome trim and more soft-touch plastics inside, and buyers can now choose from three infotainment systems.