Facelifted Clio will debut at Geneva next month
5 February 2009

A facelifted Renault Clio range will be launched at next month’s Geneva show, the company has announced. The Renault Clio facelift will include a new GT model to bridge the gap between the Renaultsport models and lesser Renault Clios.

Like the Twingo GT the Renault Clio GT gets lowered, stiffened suspension and a body kit. It’s powered by the same 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine used by the Renaultsport Twingo, with the same outputs of 131bhp and 118lb ft. Renault hasn't released any more details on the car, but the car is unlikely to better a 0-62mph time of 9.0sec.

The Renault Clio GT further alters the Clio’s new front-end styling with a more aggressive-looking grille. At the back there are twin tailpipes and a small spoiler on the roof.

Inside the Renault Clio GT gets sports seats with GT badges and aluminium pedals.

The standard Renault Clio has a new front and rear, designed to bring the look of the car in line with the Laguna and new Megane models. The car will also come with optional sat-nav for the first time.

The facelifted Renault Clio and Clio GT go on sale in the UK this May. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but the GT should cost around £14,000.

Mark Tisshaw/Dan Stevens

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