The current, fourth generation Renault Clio was introduced at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Also known as the Renault Lutecia, the European supermini is set to receive a mid-life facelift later this year. A speculative rendering from IAB’s digital artist Shoeb Kalania provides a peek into what is in store.
The 2016 Renault Clio, as seen in the rendering, will get a new front fascia featuring LED headlamp with C-shaped LED daytime running lights, new bumper, V-shaped four-slat upper grille, smaller lower grille, new fog lamps and resculpted hood. The rear-end could incorporate tweaked tail lamps with new cluster design.
Inside, the new Clio is likely to gain new upholstery and trim, and the R-Link 2 infotainment system among other changes.
The current engines should continue being offered post the facelift. In France, the Clio is offered with the following engines:
1.2 16V BVM5 1.2-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol – 75 PS/107 Nm
ENERGY TCe 90 BVM5 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol – 70 PS (95 PS with overboost)/140 Nm (150 Nm with overboost)
ENERGY TCe 120 EDC 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol – 87 PS/200 Nm
ENERGY dCi 75 BVM5 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel – 75 PS/200 Nm
ENERGY dCi 90 BVM5 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel – 90 PS/220 Nm
ENERGY dCi 90 82 g BVM5 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel – 90 PS/220 Nm
ENERGY dCi 90 EDC 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel – 90 PS/220 Nm
Transmission choices in the company’s home market include 5-speed manual and 6-speed and Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC).