Renault Clio hatchback of the new generation is first seen on the tests

Renault Clio hatchback of the new generation is first seen on the tests

April 4, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Renault Clio

The new hatchback will receive a hybrid version and a semi-autonomous control system. Premiere Clio next generation will be held in September

The company Renault has started road tests of hatchback Clio of new generation. Spy car photos were posted by the edition of AutoExpress. According to them, the premiere of the car will be held at the Paris Motor Show in September this year. Sales of new items will begin in Europe at the beginning of next year. The main competitors of the hatchback will be Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo.

Judging by the pictures, the Clio’s new generation design will receive the features of the Renault Symbioz concept. The car will differ from its predecessor with a new radiator grille, as well as another hood. According to the chief designer of the French brand Lawrence van der Acker, serious changes are expected in the cabin of the car. There will be installed a large touch screen, a new multimedia system, as well as a special system for synchronization with the smartphone. In addition, the company was told that the machine will be equipped with a number of semi-autonomous control systems.

The novelty will be built on the updated CMF-B platform, which the car will share with the Nissan Micra. The car will be lighter than its predecessor, thanks to the active use of aluminum in the design of the car. In the engine range will enter a new 1.3-liter gasoline engine with a turbo. Also, customers will be offered a modified three-cylinder unit with a volume of 0.9 liters. The dynamic characteristics of the hatchback are still kept secret. Also, most likely, will be presented and hybrid modification of the machine.

Renault has updated the Clio hatchback as early as 2016. A new 1.5-liter diesel engine entered the engine lineup. The power of the unit is 110 horsepower. The engine works in conjunction with a six-speed manual gearbox. In addition, a 120-horsepower 1.2-liter petrol engine in addition to the automatic transmission is offered with a six-speed manual transmission.

Renault Clio