Renault will launch its all-new fourth-generation Clio at next year’s Paris motor show.
The French firm is promising a much more “emotional” design, a higher quality, driver-focused interior and a vast improvement in perceived quality for the new supermini, which, Autocar can confirm, will only be available be offered as a five-door.
Renault’s product manager Beatrice Foucher revealed at the Frankfurt motor show that a Renaultsport version of the Clio would definitely be launched, with the cult hot hatch making use of a “downsized turbocharged engine”.
Many of the front-end design elements of last year’s DeZir concept will make it into the new Clio, Foucher confirmed.
“The DeZir is the main reference point,” she said. “Look to the new Twingo [revealed at Frankfurt] for even more clues, such as the more technical headlights, large diamond logo and black gloss grille.”