Renault introduced the new Clio hatchback for the final testsNovember 20, 2018
The company has started the final tests of the new generation Clio hatchback. Photospies managed to take the car during tests in the south of Europe. Spy photos of new items were posted edition Autocar. According to them, the official premiere of the hatchback will be held early next year. The main competitor cars are called Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo.
“Everything is almost complete. The premiere will be at the beginning of next year. It will be great – the best Clio we have ever done, ” – said Renault chief designer Lauren van den Acker.
Judging by the pictures, the design of the new generation Clio will get the features of the concept Renault Symbioz. The car will be different from the predecessor of the new grille, C-shaped LED headlamps, as well as another hood. Also, serious changes are expected in the car. Most likely, the overall dimensions of the hatchback will remain the same.
The novelty will be built on the updated CMF-B platform, which the car will share with the Nissan Micra. The new 1.3-liter turbocharged gasoline engine will enter the engine range. Power of the unit will be about 150 hp According to unofficial data, it will take less than 8 seconds to disperse up to a hundred with this engine.
Also, customers will be offered a 1.0-liter gasoline engine. Its dynamic characteristics are not yet known. In addition, the car will retain a 1.5-liter diesel engine. At the same time, the unit will be significantly upgraded.
The motors will work in conjunction with a six-speed manual gearbox. Optionally, customers will be offered a automatic trasnmission with double clutch. The appearance of an electric hatchback modification is also expected. The premiere of this version of the new Clio will most likely take place in 2020.
Renault updated the Clio hatchback back in 2016. The new 1.5-liter diesel engine entered the engine line. Power of the unit is 110 horsepower. The engine works in conjunction with a six-speed manual gearbox. In addition, the 120-horsepower gasoline engine of 1.2 liters in addition to the robotized gearbox is offered with a six-speed manual transmission.