Launched in 1990 the Clio has become Groupe Renault’s best-selling model worldwide and represents the French population’s favourite car. In a remarkable sales performance, Clio sales have increased each year between 2012 and 2018.
More modern and athletic, the all-new Clio draws on the DNA responsible for its success for nearly 30 years. It builds on the strengths of each of the four previous generations, opening a new and highly anticipated chapter in an illustrious story.
From Clio I, it “has all the makings of a larger segment vehicle”. Like the model launched in 1990, the new Clio features technology found on higher-end vehicles such as Mégane.
From Clio II, it has adopted extremely high standards of spaciousness and comfort.
Like Clio III, it ushers in a new era in terms of perceived quality.
From Clio IV, it inherits a strong design, one that inspired the entire Renault range and became a true trademark.
Designed according to the “Evolution and Revolution” principle, the Clio rewrites the rule book with more mature body styling and an entirely revamped interior. Featuring more sculpted lines and a more assertive front end, it gains in vitality and modernity while remaining instantly recognisable, even though it comprises 100 per cent new parts.
Inside, the revolution is strikingly clear. The completely redesigned interior is inspired by higher-end segments, both in terms of perceived quality and available technology. These strengths benefit all motorists, bringing them greater practicality and ease of use.
Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design, said: “The fifth-generation Clio is very important for us as it is the best-seller in its segment and the second best-selling car in Europe, all categories combined. The Clio is an icon, and the latest features the very best of the previous generations. The exterior design of Clio IV won over our customers and continues to do so today, so we chose to keep that DNA while bringing modernity and elegance to the new model. The interior has undergone a true revolution, with a considerable improvement inperceived quality, greater sophistication and technology. It is the best Clio ever.”