The All-new Renault Clio: The icon of a new generation

The All-new Renault Clio: The icon of a new generation

29.01.2019: Renewing an icon, perpetuating the saga Renault is presenting the All-new Clio, the fifth generation of the automotive icon having sold some 15 million units. Launched in 1990 to the Clio has become Groupe Renault’s best-selling model worldwide. Clio repr

Renewing an icon, perpetuating the saga Renault is presenting the All-new Clio, the fifth generation of the automotive icon having sold some 15 million units. Launched in 1990 to the Clio has become Groupe Renault’s best-selling model worldwide. Clio represents the French population's favorite car more than any other model and has even risen to the top of the B segment in Europe since 2013.



In a remarkable sales performance, Clio sales have increased each year between 2012 and 2018. More modern and athletic, the All-new Clio draws on the DNA responsible for its success for nearly 30 years. It builds on the strengths of each of the four previous generations, opening a new and highly anticipated chapter in an illustrious story.


-  From Clio I, it “has all the makings of a great vehicle”. Like the model launched in 1990, the All-new Clio features technology found on higher-end vehicles such as Mégane and Espace.


- From Clio II, it has adopted extremely high standards of spaciousness and comfort.


- Like Clio III, it ushers in a new era in terms of perceived quality.



- From Clio IV, it inherits a strong design, one that inspired the entire Renault range and became a true trademark. Designed according to the “Evolution and Revolution” principle, the All-new Clio rewrites the rule book with more mature body styling and an entirely revamped interior.

Featuring more sculpted lines and a more assertive front end, The All-new Clio gains in vitality and modernity while remaining instantly recognizable, despite the fact that it comprises 100% new parts. Inside, the revolution is strikingly clear. The completely redesigned interior is inspired by higher-end segments, both in terms of perceived quality and available technology.



These strengths benefit all motorists, bringing them greater practicality and ease in use. “The fifth-generation Clio is very important for us as it is the best-seller in its segment and the second best-selling car in Europe, all categories combined. The Clio is an icon, and the latest features the very best of the previous generations.



The exterior design of Clio IV won over our customers and continues to do so today, so we chose to keep that DNA while bringing modernity and elegance to the new model. The interior has undergone a true revolution, with a considerable improvement in perceived quality, greater sophistication and technology. It is the best Clio ever.”


Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design The All-new Clio is the spearhead of Groupe Renault’s strategic plan, “Drive the Future (2017-2022)”. Presented in autumn 2017, the plan has three key objectives:



- Electric: by 2022, Groupe Renault will offer 12 electrified models in its range. The All-new Clio will be the first with its E-Tech hybrid engine based on technology developed by Renault.


- Connected: also by 2022, the company is targeting 100% connected vehicles in its key markets. The All-new Clio perfectly illustrates this momentum with its new connected multimedia system developed by the Alliance.


- Autonomous: by 2022, Groupe Renault will market 15 models equipped with autonomous driving technology. The All-new Clio will be a pioneer in this respect by making the driver assistance systems leading to autonomous driving widely available on a city car. The All-new Clio is central to the strategy aimed at strengthening synergies in the Alliance.


This strategy notably hinges on the development of shared technologies and the use of new platforms, such as the CMF-B platform that the All-new Clio is the first to be built on and its new electrical and electronic architecture.



The platform can thus integrate the latest technologies to respond to new market requirements. The pioneer of a new generation of Renault models, the All-new Clio is also available in a new R.S. Line version, inspired directly by Renault Sport, and with the “INITIALE PARIS” signature, the latter having taken a new design direction.


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- Renault also photos 

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29.01.2019 / MaP

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