These images document the brand new look of the next Renault Clio, a model that is about to get to its fourth generation and is expected to surface in its final form by the end of 2012. The popular B-segment car from the French carmaker will adopt the new stylistic theme introduced by head designer Laurens van den Acker, which will be used for the first time on a brand new car - as opposed to a mere ‘upgrade’. This new style is characterized by a flashy grille with the logo placed on its upper side, LED daytime running lights from and door-handles embedded in the post. The new Clio will be longer by something like 2cm than the outgoing model, while the roof line should be a little lower too.
As for the engine range, the new line up will include - among others - a 0.9-litre TCe unit producing 90 hp and 135 Nm and a 1.5 dCi also delivering 90 hp, with the latter also available in a special 83 g/km configuration. Apparently, the dual-clutch gearbox EDC will come as standard for the 0.9 TCE and RS versions. The most sporty variant of the new Clio will be use the same 1.6 turbocharged engine equipping the Nissan Juke.
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