The next Renault Clio will have LED daytime running lights integrated into the grille. Due to be unveiled in Paris in September
4 June 2012

The all-new, fourth-generation Renault Clio has been scooped in hot-weather testing ahead of its launch at the Paris motor show in September. 

The latest mule shows for the first time the Clio 4’s LED daytime running lights, which will be integrated into the gloss black grille and sited either side of a large, more upright Renault diamond logo. The front-end look has been inspired by the DeZir concept.

At launch, engines will be two new petrol turbos – a 0.9-litre triple with 89bhp and a 1.2-litre four-pot with 114bhp – and two variants of the extensively updated 1.5 dCi diesel, with 74bhp and 89bhp.

The new Clio will be a five-door only (with the rear door handles hidden to give the impression of a three-door) and shares roughly the same dimensions as the current car. The platform is a modified, lightened (by around 110kg) version of the current Clio’s. 

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4 June 2012

74 and 89bhp variants. Why bother? Why not just have a single 81bhp version and be done with it. Back in t'old days you'd have a nice cheap pedestrian 60bhp non-turbo and a 90bhp turbo that you could charge a lot more for. And the punters liked it and knew where they stood. Now it's just confusing.

4 June 2012

spoolio wrote:

74 and 89bhp variants. Why bother? Why not just have a single 81bhp version and be done with it. Back in t'old days you'd have a nice cheap pedestrian 60bhp non-turbo and a 90bhp turbo that you could charge a lot more for. And the punters liked it and knew where they stood. Now it's just confusing.

 

Prolly a Co2 thing.

4 June 2012

And those sidelights look ridiculous. About as well integrated as a set of £20 stick-ons. Maybe le Regie's prototype shop guys went down to their version of Halfords in their lunch hour for a set.

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4 June 2012

spoolio wrote:

And those sidelights look ridiculous. About as well integrated as a set of £20 stick-ons. Maybe le Regie's prototype shop guys went down to their version of Halfords in their lunch hour for a set.

 

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4 June 2012

Oh, good grief!

... and people complain Audi`s naff.

yes please, one more set of LED`s.

4 June 2012

LED DRLs. WTF? GTF.

4 June 2012

when's the rs coming out?

they came, they saw, they lolled

4 June 2012

I agree the DRLs do look just like the cheapo Halfords stick em anywhere type. And I think its coming to something when the position of the DRLs is a style secret. Still, they did say the new Clio was going to have sporty styling: hope its got more to offer than just this.

4 June 2012

I think that really, we need to wait and see how the lights tie in with the overall design, and not just the bin bags and other camouflage that's currently covering the new Clio. 

I hope Renault don't go too over-the-top with the whole "sporty" idea; a Clio was never really meant to be "sporty". Save that for the RS model.

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4 June 2012

I though this clio is going to be the one of the best looking of it's class when you have shown the first spy pic.s. However, now, I' am a little bit confused about the design and just wondering too much..Let's wait the september. It looks a bit longer than it's rivals in the 4th pic. by the way.

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