External evolution, internal revolution. The design of the New Clio marks a brand-new chapter in a story dating back more than 120 years: the opportunity to rediscover the richness of the Groupe Renault's heritage. More than 10,000 drawings and sketches have been inventoried in the company’s archives. Eric Diemert, Design Director of the Cooperative Innovation Laboratory, evokes some of these treasures.
Produced in over 15 million units since launch in 1990, Renault Clio is a model of numerous superlatives, ranking as the best-selling French car of all time, the first car to win the European Car of the Year award twice, the top-selling car in France 21 out of the 28 years since launch, and the B-segment leader in Europe. From the start, Clio has been recognized as a small car with “the makings of a great vehicle”. We take a look back at the 29 years of the Clio story in words and pictures.
External evolution, internal revolution. The design of the New Clio marks a brand-new chapter in a story dating back more than 120 years: the opportunity to rediscover the richness of the Groupe Renault’s heritage. More than 10,000 drawings and sketches have been inventoried in the company’s archives. Hélène Galzin, Marketing project leader, reminds us that “the heritage of tomorrow is being prepared today”…
Whispers run through the impatient crowd, the cameras click away... No, this isn’t the red carpet at Cannes: actually, we’re in England's green countryside. Let's go to Enstone and get a first look at the Renault R.S.19, shown for the first time to a crowd of journalists on February 12, 2019. The Renault F1 Team’s new single seater is ready to take on all-comers, with our two star drivers at the wheel.
“With the FAST program, we’re making changes across the company to fully address the challenges of our industry and the mobility of the future.” This announcement by Thierry Bolloré, CEO of Groupe Renault, heralds an ambitious program of transformation encompassing the next three years.
At the 2019 Rétromobile show, Groupe Renault auctioned a Formula 1 R.S.17 built entirely in LEGO® and the Formula E Renault e.dams Z.E.17 show car. The sale of these two items raised €75,000 for UNICEF France (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund*). The sale was initiated by the Renault Foundation.
Renault will be present at the Rétromobile Show between February 6 and 10 at the Porte de Versailles in Paris. This year, the brand is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first turbocharged car to win a Formula 1 event. To illustrate the links between its involvement in motor sport and the development of production models, Renault will also be showing the first brand models featuring a turbocharged engine.
Since the announcement of the return of the A fléché on the roads, publishers, magazines and journalists have been restless. Will the new Alpine A110 be the worthy heir to her eldest daughter? Answer... A big YES! The 21st century berlinette is praised by journalists all over the world and is the subject of a series of prizes.
Following the reveal of the All-new Renault Clio's interior, it's time to discover its exterior design and sources of inspiration. Laurens van den Acker, head of Groupe Renault’s Corporate Design, and Pierre Sabas, Head of External Design, explain how they based their work on the lines of the previous version to create a new Clio with modern, more expressive and dynamic features.
“This is the best Clio ever, for several reasons; the first is probably that it carries a very strong interior revolution, immediately perceptible.” Laurens van den Acker, head of Groupe Renault’s Corporate Design, is very clear to describe the philosophy behind the development of the fifth generation Clio’s interior. Work on colors, materials, perceived quality, seats, etc.: the designers give us all the details about this interior worthy of the upper segments.