A near production ready version of Renault’s Zoe electric supermini drops the strongest hints yet at the styling direction of the firm’s forthcoming fourth-generation Clio.
The Zoe incorporates many of the styling cues of the striking DeZir concept, also at Paris and the brainchild of new Renault design boss Laurens van der Acker and exterior designer Yann Jarsalle.
The next Clio will also be the work of van der Acker and Jarsalle and will be part of Renault’s plans to transform the firm’s styling, giving its cars more visual flair and appeal. The Zoe’s striking front-end, for example, is almost certain to be lifted adopted by the next Clio and is described as part of “Renault’s new brand identity”.
Front-end modifications are only likely to be made from Zoe to Clio to enable cooling to the engine; its teardrop shape at the rear, however, is another design cue that the next Clio is likely to adopt.