Renault Clio 2023 revealed
Say hello to the freshened up Renault Clio, which has been given a mid-life redesign to keep up with rivals.
It gets a new look and improved tech, and will be available to order soon. Here’s what you need to know.
Renault Clio fast facts
- Stand-out new grille
- Extra trim levels offered
- All models feature hybrid power
- 10in infotainment screen offered
- All-new Esprit Alpine model
Renault Clio styling
Let’s start on the outside, because that’s where you’ll find the most differences compared with the outgoing car. The Clio has had a comprehensive facelift, with the front getting a new grille, badge and a completely redesigned bumper.
Around the sides and back, changes are less dramatic, but there is now the option of the sporty Esprit Alpine model, which is the car you see in these pics. It gets some neat details including aluminium-effect trim pieces and a stunning set of 17in alloy wheels.
Renault Clio interior and tech
Inside, except for a few bits of trim, things are largely the same as the outgoing model. That means you get a vivid 7in digital driver display and a 9.3in portrait-style infotainment touchscreen. On some models, this can be upgraded to an even larger unit.
The system itself is the latest Renault EasyLink – it’s pretty slick to use and supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There’s also a host of driver assist systems on offer including adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
The new Esprit Alpine model features some neat touches including more brushed aluminium trim and a rather lovely set of sports seats resplendent in leather – with that famous Alpine logo embossed into the backrests.
Renault Clio drivetrains
All Clio models will now feature a single unit – the 1.5-litre E-Tech hybrid petrol. Rather than just a mild-hybrid, this features full hybrid tech, allowing the car to move under electric power at slow speeds.
Renault claims this vastly reduces fuel consumption around town. It produces 145hp and, according to the official stats, CO2 output is just 93g/km. All models feature an automatic gearbox, with six speeds being offered when the petrol engine and electric motor are combined.
Renault Clio release date
The new Clio is set to hit the market very soon, so we’ll bring you the very best lease deals from the UK’s leading providers once they become available. In the meantime, you can hit the button below to start comparing lease deals on Renaults that are available right now.