Renault Clio Facelift Adds New Engine, Colors [68 Images]

Four years after it was officially unveiled in Paris, the fourth generation Clio has received a makeover.

Visually, it sports full-LED lighting signature, with C-shaped DRLs, along with a slightly redesigned grille and tweaked skirt at the other end. Four new shades, dubbed Intense Red, Titanium Grey, Pearlescent White and Iron Blue, join the already extensive color palette, while the updated exterior is completed by a selection of new wheels.

The Clio now benefits from better materials inside, where all upholsteries are new and special attention has been paid to the visual and tactile quality of the plastics.

Customers will get to choose between three different multimedia systems, the MediaNav Evolution, R-Link Evolution and R&Go, with the latter available for all equipment levels. Easy Park Assist, working together with the front and rear parking sensors and reversing camera helps the driver “to delegate the completion of parking maneuvers” and the manufacturer also states that the reshaped supermini is the first B-segment Renault to benefit from the Bose premium sound system.

Joining the engine lineup is a more powerful version of the 1.5-liter dCi diesel, rated at 110 PS (108 HP), mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, while the TCe petrol 120 PS (118 HP) can now be had with a six-speed manual transmission too.

The 2017 Clio continues to offer an Initiale Paris grade, with exclusive Givre Grey metallic finish, full-grain Nappa steering wheel and gear lever, dashboard trimming, specific door panel and leather seats in black or black-and-white. Standard equipment includes the LED Pure Vision headlights, R-Link Evolution infotainment system, Bose premium audio and Easy Park Assist. The engine lineup comprises of two petrol units, with 90 PS (89 HP) and 120 PS (118 HP) and two diesels, rated at 90 PS (89 HP) and 110 PS (108 HP). Depending on the selection made, a manual gearbox or an EDC dual-clutch automatic will channel power to the front wheels.

Renault will start taking orders for the facelifted Clio this summer. In France, the supermini can be had from €13,700 ($15,410), while the range-topping Initiale Paris Energy dCi 90 EDC will set you back for €26,200 ($29,475). Deliveries will kick off in September.

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  • J Hod

    nice

  • The estate looks great.

    • NoFear

      But pictured estate is the pre-facelift model.

  • Vassilis

    Very odd the estate has the pre-facelift looks. Good to see they’re changing their mind with the gearbox.

    • Matt

      Some of the estate photos are of the pre-facelift model.

  • gareth1989

    half the photos are of the current model??

  • Paul Hojda

    Love that the 1.2 turbo can be had with a manual

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Still don’t like the cheap looking center console.

    • alexxx

      best interiror in class… if you sat in one you would know…

      • Obsequious Lickspittle

        I have. I didn’t like it.
        The new one apparently has softer-to-touch materials but I still don’t like the look.
        This I know.

        • alexxx

          well…i drive one and i am very satisfied…
          its simple to use,modern,well designed…
          i am not type of person that is constantly looking for cheaper or softer to touch materials…whats the point..

          • Obsequious Lickspittle

            I’m glad you enjoy your Clio.
            It’s just not for me based on its interior.

          • alexxx

            fair enough….:-))
            what s your best interior in that class?

          • Obsequious Lickspittle

            Tricky in small cars but I like the no nonsense maturity of a Polo.
            Boring for some, I’m sure but it feels well made.
            Reliability? Well that’s open to discussion.

          • alexxx

            somehow i knew you would say polo…
            i agree it looks well made but…i like design to be creative and with vw its always the same…predictable…

          • Obsequious Lickspittle

            Reassuring 😉
            Tablets in dashboards are a problem waiting to happen imo.
            The A1 looks too minimalist even though materials are better.

      • marc_nantes

        The 208 is the best in class, that is for sure, quality wise as well

        • alexxx

          we all have our opinions i guess…:-))

  • MarketAndChurch

    Pre-facelift Estate looks gorgeous compared to post-facelift hatch. It would do incredibly well here in the US against the hot-selling Subaru Forester, and even against the Countryman, Clubman, Prius V and C-max.

    • Matt

      The Clio is a very small car. It is nowhere near close to a Forester in size, nor the other models you mentioned.

      • MarketAndChurch

        Is the estate small, too? We don’t have it here in the US so I don’t know what to compare the estate to in size.

        • Matt

          I guess if you imagine a Ford Fiesta with a bigger booty, you’re pretty much there.

          The estate has a reasonable size boot, but it’s still a small car overall.

  • NICE PAINT.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I couldn’t tell it was a facelift, because the Mk 4 already looks good.

    • alexxx

      just a small facelift…there was no need for big one…as you said,it already looked superb

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