Renault Clio redesigned for 2013

Renault Clio redesigned for 2013

Renault will soon be showing off their all-new Renault Clio to the world. The hatchback, which is in its fourth generation, is set to take on the fiercely-competitive market including the Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta and the Peugeot 208.

The new Renault Clio introduces some redesigned styling touches, like a new front-end with a bold and upright Renault logo, new headlights and LED daytime running lights. Other noticeable styling touches include concealed rear door handles, lower ride height, wider tracks, and reduced gap between the wheels and the arches.

From launch, buyers will be able to personalise the exterior of their vehicle with a selection of door mirror housings, grille bars, rear panel skirts, lower door protectors and wheel finishes, as well as a choice of roof graphics.

Customers will also get a choice of two petrol engines. A new three-cylinder turbocharged petrol ‘Energy TCe 90’ engine is the first option. The 900cc unit produces 90 hp and 135 Nm of torque, and also comes with ‘Stop & Start’ function. A 1.2-litre four cylinder ‘TCe 120’ engine mated to six-speed EDC transmission is also available. The engine produces 120 hp and 190 Nm of torque. Additionally, a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel producing 90 hp and 220 Nm of torque is also available in Europe.

Renault is also expected to bring in an option for the new Renault ‘R-Link’. The new system is said to connect the car to the network via a seven-inch wide touchscreen, with support for voice commands and navigation.

From launch, the new Clio will be offered in five-door format. The car is expected to be ready for a worldwide launch later this year, but it remains to be seen if it is brought to the GCC, where the Renault brand has had a major shift in market-positioning with various rebadged Korean and Romanian models. The Clio hasn’t been offered in the UAE for years, other than the niche Sport Clio model.

Keep track of updates in the Renault buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. any news on the 2013 Clio RS?

  2. very nice design..Renault is back to its level and that will make my list in what car I will buy soon in my home country: I know that Renault will never make it here in GCC

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