The All-new Renault Clio sparks an interior revolution

The All-new Renault Clio sparks an interior revolution

29.01.2019: It takes just an instant to notice. Perceived quality and driving station ergonomics were set as priorities for the All-new Clio interior design teams. The cabin takes on a new dimension in perceived quality with high-end materials, a soft coating on the

It takes just an instant to notice. Perceived quality and driving station ergonomics were set as priorities for the All-new Clio interior design teams. The cabin takes on a new dimension in perceived quality with high-end materials, a soft coating on the dashboard, door panels and central console surround, and meticulously finished furnishings.



Featuring a more compact design to free up space and integrating more in-car technologies, the All-new Clio's all-new “Smart Cockpit” is driver-focused. The wave-like shape underlines the impression of width. Equipped with the widest screens in the segment, it provides resolutely modern ergonomics for a more immersive driving experience.




The All-new Clio also makes innovations unique to the segment broadly accessible, among them an electric parking brake, which is particularly useful in city driving.




Multimedia screen



A key component of the Smart Cockpit, the 9.3-inch multimedia screen (twice as large as the 7-inch version) is the biggest ever on a Renault model. The vertical and subtly curved tablet, inspired by that on Espace, visually enlarges the dashboard, lends the cabin a more contemporary feel and improves screen visibility. Turned towards the driver, the screen, with its new EASY LINK connected system, comprises all the multimedia, navigation and infotainment features as well as the MULTI-SENSE settings, all of them remarkably simple to use.





Digital meter



For the first time, the All-new Clio is equipped with a digital screen replacing the traditional analog display. The technology has been adopted directly from higher-end segments. Measuring 7 to 10 inches, the TFT screen can be used to customize the driving experience in a highly intuitive manner.


The 10-inch version will include GPS navigation in the display. With its two, 9.3-inch and 10-inch screens, the All-new Clio boasts the largest screens in its category.




Dashboard





Particular attention was paid to the quality of the All-new Clio's entirely redesigned dashboard. It is divided into three parts: a top panel with a foamed coating, a coated and customizable central panel, and a lower area housing functional components such as the glove box.


The dashboard's wave-like shape lends extra visual width to the cockpit. This impression is further heightened by the horizontal forms of the central and side air vents. Below the central screen, meticulous attention was paid to ergonomics, with “piano” buttons and direct-access air conditioning controls for easier use by drivers.



Steering wheel


The new, more elegant steering wheel has a more compact design through the use of a more compact airbag than on the previous model, improving dashboard visibility for the driver.

Equipped with a thumb rest and a broader hoop, the new wheel is also a pleasure to hold. It is fitted with new, more comprehensive and back-lit controls and contributes to the improvement in perceived quality with its satin chrome finish.





Central console




The central console is also a key component of the All-new Clio's Smart Cockpit. Positioned higher for enhanced ergonomics, it is home to a shorter gear lever offering a natural and comfortable grip. The coated central console can be customized depending on the interior design scheme and features special lighting on its outer edge.


The eminently practical storage compartments built in to the lower part of the console make life easier for passengers, including a wireless smartphone charging area.




Seats



The seats on the All-new Clio are generally seen in higher-end models. They provide better support through a longer seat base and a more enveloping shape. Their semi-soft shell significantly improves knee space for rear passengers when their new, thinner comma-shaped headrests improve rear visibility and bring back-seat passengers a greater sense of spaciousness.


Particular care has been taken in the choice of materials, as in the case of the dashboard. As such, these contribute to the improvement in perceived quality on board. The seats are also more ergonomic and easier to use thanks to more accessible controls.




Door panels




The door panels on the All-new Clio are also available in soft materials unique to the segment. The coated panels boast large inserts enlivened, like the arm rests, by a range of available design schemes. The inserts are also equipped with a soft, indirect and diffuse light ambience.





Customization




Each New Clio owner can create a car in their own image with a range of customization packs, deciding on the appearance of the central console, dashboard, door panels, steering wheel and arm rests. Customers can choose between no fewer than eight interior design schemes and benefit from an innovative customization offering with special colors for the line formed by the air vents spanning the entire width of the dashboard. The All-new Clio is also available with ambient lighting in eight different colors.





A more modern and expressive exterior design





More elegant and dynamic from all angles, the All-new Clio inherits the sensual shapes of the previous generation. The new model gains in expressiveness while keeping its sleek profile. At the front, the hood incorporates ribs for a sculpted effect. The grille is bigger and the front bumper is more pronounced with a very expressive central air scoop that promotes good engine cooling.




In terms of size, the All-new Clio is 14 mm shorter (length 4048mm, width 1798mm) but more spacious inside. The body has been lowered by up to 30 mm (height 1440mm) for better aerodynamics and extra athleticism. The 17-inch wheels (depending on the version) enhance the new model’s dynamic look. Details such as the shark fin antenna, the 100% LED lights, the flush tailgate and the chrome-plated side-window surrounds serve to modernize the exterior and improve perceived quality.



Body paint




The All-new Clio is available in several new body colors including Valencia Orange as well as Vison Brown and Celadon Blue. Embodying the All-new Clio’s vitality, the new Valencia Orange tone offers unprecedented depth and radiance thanks to a specific orange colored varnish treatment making its first appearance in the automotive industry.



In all, the All-new Clio is available in 11 body colors and with three exterior customization packs (red, orange and black). Air deflectors The All-new Clio is the first to be fitted with air deflectors on the front wheel arches. The deflectors serve to limit friction and boost aerodynamics, thereby reducing fuel consumption. As a bonus, they lend a dynamic and sporty air to the design of the All-new Clio.



Headlights





The headlights on the All-new Clio, now 100% LED from the first trim level, are equipped with the C-Shape light signature that characterizes Renault models. They lend the All-new Clio a more expressive look, underscored by the diamond motif topping the light and adding extra elegance.



Trunk




The trunk architecture has been optimized to make its shape as cubic as possible. The premium BOSE audio system has been fully integrated and therefore does not encroach on trunk volume, which has been increased to 391 liters (plus 26 liters of interior storage spaces), making it the largest in the category.


The double floor simplifies everyday loading, while the rear seats fold down to provide a flat floor.





Rear lights





As with the headlights, the more expressive rear lights feature a new C-Shape light signature with a particularly strong effect of depth. A third, longer and thinner brake light is fitted on the top of the rear window.


Sides




The sleek profile of the previous generation, symbolized by the window-mounted rear door handles, has been improved through a number of aesthetic choices. These include chrome-plated window surrounds, gloss black window pillars and rear handles, lower side panels hollowed out of the sheet metal, and the chrome-plated CLIO signature. The care and detail paid to the body sides also boost the perceived quality of the exterior.


Rear end




The rear comprises chrome-plated lines as seen on the sides. The design of the trunk, and in particular the flush fit between tailgate and bumper, was reworked for extra perceived quality. Lights overflowing on the tailgate give a wider width to the rear of New Clio.




- Renault also photo  Benoît CHIMENES

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29.01.2019 / MaP

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