Twenty-six years after the launch of the original Clio, a model that has sold 13 million units worldwide, Renault has today renewed its best-seller with the introduction of the new Clio.
Inaugurated on the Clio R.S. in 2005, the Trophy badge symbolises sharper handling and increased performance coupled with exclusivity and distinctive styling. In the slipstream of the Mégane R.S. Trophy’s 2014 launch, the Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy now features the same winning ingredients and joins this limited-edition series of high-performance models that reflect the passion of Renault Sport’s engineers… and fulfil their exacting demands.
Clio Initiale Paris was unveiled by Renault's head of industrial design, Laurens van den Acker, during a VIP evening at the Paris Motor Show. This is the first Renault to bear the new Initiale Paris signature.
Working for Renault tends to provide some quite exceptional experiences. The day I spent on the Guadix circuit in Andalusia with the New Clio R.S. 200 EDC was one of them. Being something of a novice and so before getting behind the wheel it was difficult to imagine eating up a track that features points at 165 km/h in a state of sporting beatitude. Packing a furious engine, flawless body and peerless on-board comfort, the latest jewel from Renault Sport is a joy for all the senses!
Dear readers, today we offer you two exclusive videos that should arouse your curiosity. When it comes to the automotive industry, it is always instructive to see what is going on behind the scenes. So we went to the Flins plant (Yvelines, France) in order to witness the main stages in the manufacturing process of New Clio. Let's remind the pattern: stamping, bodyshop, painting and finally assembling. Of course we also talk about quality and logistics. Enjoy!
A few weeks ago, Mark Webber from Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team introduced New Clio R.S. 200 EDC in Australia with an appearance in an exclusive video. While in Malaysia, Williams F1 Team pilots Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas promoted the hot hatch towards the local media. Yesterday was the turn of Lotus F1 Team pilot Kimi Räikkönen. During a side event of the Chinese GP, he unveiled the new phase of the Fluence sedan (built in Busan, South Korea).
Just a few days after São Paulo, Renault is making the headlines at the Istanbul Motor Show since two new models have just been revealed: New Symbol (also known as Thalia in some markets) and New Fluence. These sedans are now set for an international carreer.
The 27th São Paulo Motor Show opened on October 22 in a favourable context for Renault since the brand recorded a 36.2% growth on the Brazilian market over 2011 (sales as of September). Various new models are ready to call the visitors attention on the 2,000 m² stand. Among them Novo Clio, Fluence GT and D-Cross Concept
The Paris Motor Show is in full swing, time to offer you our exclusive video. Sabine Arbonnier explains Renault's new stand concept (called "The Bump") followed by Jean-Maxime Boulanger who talks about New Clio R.S. and Yohann Ory, the designer of New Clio Estate. Finally, we asked some visitors to voice their opinion on Renault ZOE.