2020 Renault Clio Redesign & Changes
2020 Renault Clio V Redesign, Changes & Configurator | The 5th generation Renault Clio takes over the big lines of the 4th. And yet the French car has changed dramatically. It is even a bit shorter and lower, with a C-shaped appearance.
After the digitized cockpit, Renault now also unveils the exterior of the 5th generation Clio. The compact hatchback is expected at the Geneva salon next March. The new model is clearly recognizable as a Clio, it is more a stylistic evolution than a revolution. In addition to the look, the dimensions also evolve. For example, the Clio V is 14 mm shorter than the IV. He has also become 30 mm lower. That would give him “aerodynamics and sportsmanship” according to Renault, without losing quality of life.
2020 Renault Clio V Redesign & Changes
Design boss Laurens van den Acker is working on his consolidation round as far as design is concerned, which means that we should not expect any major innovations/changes in that area. “For the Clio we had another problem,” he tells us, “you could call it paraphrasing the Golf dilemma: our customers love the current Clio design so much and the car sells so well that it would be very risky. are to thoroughly change that appearance. We did not do that either. ”
The new Clio is, at the latest, a somewhat more expressive clone of its predecessor. The air vents in the nose become larger for better cooling, the car is slightly shorter (14 mm) but even more stretched because it is not less than 30 mm lower. He is also more aerodynamic than his predecessor.
Clio now also gets the distinctive light signature that Renault has been using for a while, with LED daytime running lights but also LED headlights from the first trim level, while at the back a C-shaped light signature adorns at the top of the tailgate a wider but also finer third traffic light. The rear lights continue in the boot lid.
The profile is further accentuated by a chrome frame around the windows and black or chrome accents, the black plastic of the past now has the body color. As far as those colors are concerned, where the previous Clio was launched (and very popular) in fiery red (“rouge flamme”) that is now “orange Valencia”, while other striking colors make their appearance, including special brown and blue. The 2020 Renault Clio V will be available in 11 colors and with three different external personalization packs. The RS-Line gets specific sporting addenda and sporting 17-inch rims, where Initiale Paris gets more elegance with additional chrome, a shark fin antenna and special 17-inch rims.
On the technical side Clio is now on the new CMF-B platform, the new engines and any electrification we will come back soon, we can also give you some driving impressions.
If we look at the design in detail, we discover air deflectors at the outer wheel arches. The manufacturer also clarifies that the grille has become larger, which should ensure better engine cooling. What is under the bonnet, that remains a secret that lies with the window with the brand. Except that there will be a hybrid version. The face of the Clio looks at you with LED lights in a C-shaped light signature. We also find that C-shape in the rear lights, which overflow on the tailgate. In addition, the third brake light has become longer and finer.
Renault also emphasizes the work done on the suitcase. The brand promises a more cubic trunk of 391 l. All the more because the Bose premium audio system does not affect the volume of the double loading floor. With the rear seats folded down, there remains a flat load floor. This trunk can be accessed via an integrated lever in the badge. Finally, there are specific elements for the 2020 Renault Clio V: chromed window frames, hidden black rear door handles and the ‘fold’ along the side at the bottom of the body.
The catalog of the 2020 Renault Clio V will be somewhat thicker. The RS Line is inspired by Renault Sport to give the versatile city car a more sporty look. Especially because of the F1-like nose, the honeycomb grille, specific 17-inch alloy wheels, sport seats, a perforated leather steering wheel and ornamental strips in carbon look. The RS Line replaces the GT-Line. In addition, the Clio gets the high finishing level Initiale Paris. It has the right to, among other things, a shark fin antenna, specific rims, chromed details around the windows, scuff plates for the doors and a private grille.