2019 Renault Clio: list prices and specs confirmed
The 2019 Renault Clio will be priced from £14,295 rising to £17,795, with the first deliveries set to commence in October. Here’s what you need to know about the updated supermini.
Launched in 1990 the Clio has become Groupe Renault’s best-selling model worldwide. Looking to continue that success, the new model combines a host of new tech, an updated external look and a high quality interior.
Externally, however, changes aren’t too dramatic. The car’s silhouette remains more or less the same, and Renault says the styling of the new car is an evolution of the outgoing model’s. That said, a new RS Line trim (pictured below in blue) has more sporty look which includes F1 blade and honeycomb grille
Other changes include LED headlights that are standard across the range, while the rear door handles have also been moved to the door pillar providing a sleeker look at the side.
At the rear, the taillights mirror the C-Shape light signature, while a thinner third brake light is now at the top of the rear window. It’ll be available in several new body colours including Celadon Blue and Valencia Orange (pictured).
Renault promises a big step up in perceived quality and ergonomics, with a host of high-end soft-touch materials replacing the hard plastic finish found in the current car.
The dashboard gets a cleaner, more compact design to free up space too, and integrates a new Smart Cockpit. A 9.3in portrait touchscreen is the largest ever fitted to a Clio and will feature the company’s latest Easy Link connected system.
A digital screen replaces traditional analogue dials too, although it’s not get known if this will be standard across the range. 7in and 10in versions will be available, with the 10in version including a display area for the satnav.
Renault says the new driver displays can be used to “customise the driving experience in a highly intuitive manner”. Other changes include a new steering wheel, updated seats and more ergonomic door panels. Exact specifications are to be confirmed.
Boot space has increased to 391 litres, while a new double floor aims to simplify everyday loading. Meanwhile, the airier cabin is reflected by an extra 26 litres of passenger space storage.
Four trims are available; Play, Iconic, S Edition and RS Line. All feature LED headlights, cruise control and air conditioning. Iconic adds a 7in infotainment touchscreen, 16in alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and front fog lights.
S Edition adds a digital instrument cluster, climate control, automatic wipers and headlights, 17in alloys and upgraded interior trim. The range-topping RS Line features sportier alloys, a bespoke RS Line bodykit and interior pack and a rear-view camera.
The new Clio sits on the same platform as the latest Nissan Micra. This means it’ll be available with a 0.9-litre turbo-petrol producing around 90bhp, while a more potent 1.3-litre petrol will also feature.
A 1.5-litre diesel is also available, while a 1.6-litre petrol-hybrid is set to join the range from mid-2020. Expect a Renaultsport performance model to be announced in due course.