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Get ready for the New Renault Clio (2013)

Get ready for the New Renault Clio (2013)

Chances are you know someone who is either in possession of a Renault Clio, or has owned one sometime over the past two decades.

Since the original model skipped off the production line in 1990, more than 11.5 million Clios have been sold across the globe. Such a statistic makes it little surprise then that this brand is one of the most important of Renault's expansive product range.

In order to show that the French car manufacturer has not forgotten about the car that launched it into the latter years of the 20th century and well into the new millennium, Renault has recently lifted the cover off the New Renault Clio (2013).

Long-time fans of the car series will be taken back by the sharp look afforded to the bodywork of the fourth-generation Clio upon first glance. It is a far cry from the small, nimble and smooth design shared by the early beetle-like models.

Renault's design boss Laurens van den Acker explains: "The new Renault Clio was conceived as a piece of sensuous sculpture which stimulates desire No acute or aggressive angles, just voluptuous curves that make you want to go up to it and caress it."

To get a little bit more excited for the New Renault Clio, which is available to order from October and hitting car showrooms nationwide in early 2013, here are a few more details about the car.

The New Renault Clio is all about you

It is always nice to give a car a personal touch, if this is by putting a couple of stickers on the back window or giving the dashboard a plastic friend.

However, the New Renault Clio takes vehicle customisation to a whole new level. When purchasing the car, drivers can choose the design of the vehicle's mirror covers, grille and roof stripes.

Then there is the style of wheel, the look of the lower door guard, the rear bumper skirt – the list just goes on and on.

It is not just the exterior of the most recent Clio where drivers can tune their car to their desire either. A colour scheme can be selected for the interior which spreads across the vehicle's dashboard, steering wheel, gearstick and even air-vent surrounds.

There is literally no stone left unturned.

Taking technology to a whole new level

With technology becoming more and more advanced, drivers now expect a new car to come with state-of-the-art interior controls. The New Renault Clio does not disappoint.

R-LINK is a seven-inch screen which sits above the gearstick and enables owners to access radio and CD services.

Furthermore, the system is connected to the cloud and has the ability to work seamlessly with a smartphone, thus making the digital world just a touch away.

As if all of this was not enough for tech-savvy motorists, the system can be controlled either by touching the screen, via the steering wheel mounted remote control or through the power of voice.

Five stars for safety

It is not just flashy looks and impressive technology which makes the New Renault Clio so alluring.

The vehicle recently undertook the stringent Euro NCAP test to see how safe it is on the road, and passed the trial with flying colours.

During the procedure, the latest Clio scored 88 per cent for adult protection, 89 per cent for child protection, 66 per cent for pedestrian protection and 99 per cent for Safety Assist.

The latter three results were the best scores in the vehicle class, while the New Renault Clio was awarded a five-star rating as a whole by Euro NCAP examiners.

Vince Mann, General Manager at Bristol Street Motors Exeter, stated: "The New Renault Clio's exceptional performance in the Euro NCAP test, combined with its wide variety of personalising options, hints towards a car that every driver can easily fall in love with."

Posted by Sebastian TurkenburgADNFCR-3205-ID-801447742-ADNFCR