The next generation of the Renault Clio has started testing on public roads in front of the supermini is expected to launch in the year 2019.
Disguised as a current generation car, the new Clio has entered the testing phase of development, with the exposed steel wheels, matte gray body and an unusual from the exhaust giving the test mule’s identity.
The current Clio was launched in 2012, which means that the replacement is not due for at least another year; a facelifted model that was launched last year marked the mid-point of its life cycle.
Low-capacity petrol engines are a certainty, even if the mark is 0.9-liter TCe turbo three-cylinder has been the subject of criticism as well that will probably be heavily revised, if not replaced. Diesel engines, including a 1.5-litre DCi shared with Nissan, is maintained, despite the fact that the market continued to change the oil-burners. What is certain is that all the line-up will have improved performance, economy and emissions compared to the current Clio.
Renault remained tight-lipped on the details, but there is a possibility that the Hybrid Assist mild-hybrid powertrain from the MÃ©gane and Scenic could be carried over.
The Clio is also expected to follow the MÃ©gane to have a more upmarket interior, horizontally oriented system of information and entertainment, as well as a great brand Renault and C-shaped daytime running light signature.
Style that can be drawn from recent concepts, including the Trezor and Symbioz, although, naturally, will be reduced. The Clio has in the past led the styling direction of the range Renault, so that your new look you should get a preview of the facelifted Megane and other models.
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