What does 2019 have in store for the Renault Clio?

March 15, 2019 1:20 pm | macarthurrenault.com.au

With the Geneva International Motor Show underway this March, countless European automotive marques are unveiling their latest and greatest. Among these are Renault's 5th generation Clio, which seemingly defies physical possibilities with both a smaller overall size and greater interior space.

The 2019 Renault Clio promises the practicality of a small car with all the luxury and performance power of their larger models. Let's take a look at what 2019 holds for the Renault Clio.

Taking notes from the Megane

There's more than just space that makes the 2019 Renault Clio so noteworthy. Drawing cues from the success of its bigger brother, the Renault Megane, the Clio pulls up to the bumper with LED lamps, large grille and central air scoop.

It's not only in the styling though – the Clio will also feature front air deflectors around the wheels to reduce turbulence and front-axle lift, offering a more comfortable driving experience.

An interior that pushes boundaries

The Clio's interior is more spacious than ever, and a plethora of high-end accents make the overall feeling of sitting behind the wheel truly indulgent. A soft-touch dashboard is your central control for technology throughout the car: fully configurable and digital, as well as the largest infotainment system within its class at 9.3 inches. Even larger systems are available as well, pandering to the driver with a love of tech.

Wireless smartphone charging keeps you connected without the risk of cables underfoot. Speaking of connectivity, the Clio's in-car WiFi hotspots are raising the bar among compact cars.

Meanwhile, shapelier seats offer both leg room and back support.

You'll be able to customise your 2019 Renault Clio, with eight different design schemes available for the dash, centre console, steering wheel, arm rests and door cards.

Engineered for success

As a compact car, the Renault Clio comes in with a selection of modest engines: a 1.0 litre producing up to 56 kilowatts, the 1.0 litre turbo which reachs 96 kilowatts, or a 1.5 litre diesel option that maxes out at 85 kilowatts.

Being lighter and considerably stiffer, even the 1.0 litre petrol engine is expected to be enough to have this little fighter zipping through the streets like a dream.

Eco-minded individuals will be excited to know that for their 2020 release, Renault have announced they'll also be bringing forward the very first Clio hybrid, which has been designed to work in pure-electric mode 70 per cent of the time.

If you'd like to get your hands on the wheel of the 2019 Renault Clio as soon as it lands in Australia, get in touch with Macarthur Renault today.