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Renault Clio retains its serious look with the fourth-generation model

Renault Clio retains its serious look with the fourth-generation model

The 2013 Renault Clio has a more mature feel when compared to its predecessors, though this does not compromise how enjoyable the car is to drive.

Lining up the fourth-generation Clio beside previous models and drivers will quickly notice that the new vehicle has been stretched and lowered, and now features a longer wheelbase design.

Such characteristics seem a million miles apart from the chic looks, compact proportions and fun dynamics that the Mk1 and Mk2 Clio models were so memorable for.

This is not a sour note mind, as the fourth-generation Renault Clio has the style and features to make it as big a hit as any of its predecessors.

A car that people need to stop and admire

A quick glimpse at the 2013 Renault Clio may result in people hastily criticising the fact that the car's front-end looks too big when compared to other superminis, or lead them to conclude that it appears far too creased down the side panels.

Take a moment to really observe the Clio's exterior though and prospective buyers should find "a well proportioned and thoroughly contemporary design", at least according to Autocar reviewer Mark Tisshaw.

It is not just the outside of the fourth-generation Clio that people will be in awe, as the interior of the vehicle ticks the box for quality and sophistication.

There are so many features about the inside of this car that it may be difficult to know where to focus the eye.

For one, the all-new Clio's flashy infotainment system is begging to be played with, while a dashboard styled in piano black gloss plastic and wrapped with chrome edging is a stunning addition.

Both the driver's and passenger seats are extremely comfortable too, with a good driving position only going to enhance the ride quality.

It will be very difficult to find any faults with the fourth-generation Clio's design once the time is taken to admire Renault's efforts.

Enjoy every drive with the fourth-generation Clio

As mentioned a couple of paragraphs ago, the designers of the 2013 Renault Clio have done a fine job in ensuring the car's ride quality is near enough perfect.

However, this is only the beginning where ride and handling is concerned. The vehicle also comes with a more direct steering system, which reduces the gearing over the third-generation Clio to make for a much smoother drive.

The engineers of the 2013 Renault Clio have also introduced a unique system that works to generate a level of grip that puts many other front-wheel-drive superminis on eco tyres to shame.

Heading out onto the open road has never felt so good.

Introducing the new Renault engines

Another major selling point of the fourth-generation Clio is that the vehicle will hail the arrival of two new Renault powerplant engines.

When the 2013 Renault Clio hits the road later this autumn, drivers will be able to choose between a 0.9-litre turbocharged petrol engine and the most efficient version of the 1.5-litre turbodiesel motor.

For those who have the patience to wait until 2013 to get their hands on the all-new Clio, there is also a new turbocharged 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine model. This version comes complete with a new six-speed dual-clutch gearbox and is in the pipeline for release in the new year.

Drivers are on to a winner regardless of which model they opt splashing the cash on.
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