2020 Renault Clio V | The Clio model has already sold nearly 15 million units since 1990, the Renault Clio is getting a new look. A star of the Geneva Motor Show, the fifth generation sees its lines becoming strained and the interior becoming digital.
The Renault Clio is not an automobile like the others. For 29 years, its competitors have regarded it as the model to emulate and the buyers of city cars as the model to own. Since 1990, it has attracted 15 million customers around the world. Outstanding phenomenon: the fourth generation, born in 2012, has never seen its sales decline during his career, despite the growing enthusiasm of motorists for SUV.
In 2018, La Clio was still the head of the French registration chart and second place on the European podium. Under these conditions, switching to the fifth generation is a high-risk operation. Renault is faced with a double equation: not to disappoint its customers and resist the competition that continues to enhance the level of performance of its vehicles.
2020 Renault Clio V Platform, Size & Style
Evolve without betraying the spirit of the lineage, these are the specifications that imposed on the designers of the fifth generation of the Renault Clio presented for the first time to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in early March and marketed from the month of June. While the2020 Renault Clio V inaugurates the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-B platform paving the way for electrification, the exterior style is evolving smoothly but gaining in expressiveness.
Side dimensions, it ends the leak forward. The length decreases by 14 mm (4048 mm) and the height drops to 30 mm (1440 mm) to gain aerodynamics and sportiness. The rear tracks are narrower, hence the slight bending effect that can be observed looking at the vehicle. By the way, Visitors to the Geneva show will discover that the 2020 Renault Clio V now has a tiny right-side wiper. We already know that the front passenger will be satisfied with a large uncleaned area at the top of the windshield.
The new 2020 Renault Clio V is always recognizable among a thousand but curves are fading in favor of tense lines. The LED projectors have a new light signature that evokes the high-end models of Losange. The front hood gains ribs and shields before sharp intakes. With its refined rear lights and a 3D pattern, the Clio seems more statutory. That’s all the meaning of the work done in the cabin. Laurens van den Acker’s team has worked in two directions: erasing the image of poor quality of the fourth generation and engaging the digital revolution. The challenge has been perfectly met. The interior atmosphere of the Clio V makes forget the mistakes of his predecessor.
Exit the injected plastics of Clio IV. The 2020 Renault Clio V is converted to foamed plastics (thermogainés), especially for the dashboard cap now systematically black to avoid reflections in the windshield. The designers have taken care of the choice of materials as well as the harmony of colors, more sober, and the execution. The air conditioning is no longer controlled from the central screen but from rotating wheels whose design and touch refer to the world of luxury. The result is elegant and refers to vehicles of the higher category. Ergonomics has also been the subject of special care. The center console is raised and all controls fall on hand thanks to a shortened shifter. It integrates the induction charging of the smartphone. The Clio benefits from the change of generation to gain some precious liters of storage. The deeper glove box increases its capacity by 4 liters (26 l). The door bins see their volume increase from 4 to 6 liters.
2020 Renault Clio V Trunk Capacity
As for the trunk, in addition to its widened tailgate opening, it now has a capacity of 391 liters, instead of 330 liters previously. The back of the front seats dug allows rear passengers to gain 2.6 cm of legroom. The center of the board is occupied by a large touch pad reported, positioned vertically and oriented towards the driver. According to the versions, it is wider than that of Space, its diagonal varying from 7 to 9.3 inches. The Easy-link system has a new interface that is easier to control and a high-definition panel that helps to raise the status of the Clio.
Just a click to switch from one mode to another or to switch screens. Each Clio will have a 4G chip allowing free updates for the first three years of the system and Tomtom mapping. For its part, the driver has a 100% digital instrument cluster. Its size varies from 7 to 10 inches depending on the version. This customizable screen offers several display modes and, as in high-end manufacturers, GPS navigation can be registered in the center of the window.
The impression of quality will be reflected in the initial version, which has refined color coordinates (black or sand gray) and quilted leather seats with a specific design. The launch of the 2020 Renault Clio V is scheduled for mid-2019. She will find on her way the next Peugeot 208 which hopes to win him the title of preferred car of the French