All-new 2019 Renault Clio V is 100% new and remarkably high-tech

2019 Renault Clio V

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The all-new Clio might not be a striking departure from the older generation from a visual standpoint, but it certainly is a totally new car. It's based on the new CMF-B platform that integrates a new electrical and electronic architecture. This allows it to be prepared for semi-autonomous functions and hybridization in the near future.

The all-new Renault Clio V: exterior

Outside, the new Clio is just an evolution of the fourth generation. It looks more like a smaller Megane, with a wider frontal stance and muscular lines along the car's body. Surprisingly, the all-new Clio is 14 mm shorter (length 4048mm, width 1798mm) but more spacious inside.

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The body has been lowered by up to 30 mm (height 1440mm), and the front wheel arches have been fitted with air deflectors, for better aerodynamics. You can choose 17-inch wheels to enhance the new model’s dynamic look. Other details are standard, depending on the trim: the shark fin antenna, the 100% LED lights, the flush tailgate, and the chrome-plated side-window.

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The new Clio is available in 11 body colors, with three exterior customization packs (red, orange, and black).

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The interior gains 26 liters of storage space, while the trunk reaches 391 liters, a value more often offered by the compact segment.

The all-new Renault Clio V: interior

The new Clio comes with a “Smart Cockpit” – a driver-focused multimedia system. It features a humongous 9.3-inch tactile screen that comprises all the multimedia, navigation and infotainment features as well as the MULTI-SENSE settings.

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Fortunately, Renault kept the climate controls on physical buttons, much easier to use than a touchscreen. The steering wheel also integrates physical buttons for the most used functions, so the driver can focus on driving instead of fumbling with the electronic controls.

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The new Renault Clio also introduces a 7 to 10 inches digital screen replacing the traditional analog display. The TFT screen can be customized by the driver; the 10-inch version will include GPS navigation.

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Renault also boasts better seats, with improved lateral support and more knee space for rear passengers. The interior is highly customizable, a series of design packs deciding on the appearance of the central console, dashboard, door panels, steering wheel, and arm rests.

Design lines: Renault Clio R.S. Line and INITIALE PARIS

Renault Sport is introducing its R.S. Line label on the all-new Clio, gradually replacing the current GT-Line. It's not a sportier version, but an optical package that makes your new Clio look better, with sports seats that offer improved lateral support, carbon-style inserts, a perforated leather steering wheel, 17-inch wheel rims, an aluminum pedal set, and other sporty touches.

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If you want to have the poshest of the Clio range, the INITIALE PARIS comes with several sophisticated features: chrome detailing around the windows, lower door protectors and grille, a couple of INITIALE PARIS badges, a shark fin antenna, and special 17-inch wheels.

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Inside, the All-new Clio INITIALE PARIS is available with two color schemes: Black and Sand Grey. Reserved exclusively for this version, the padded leather seats will take extra care of your back and bottom. The French also offer a special foamed leather steering wheel for this line.

The all-new Renault Clio: engines and tech

We'll update this article as soon as Renault makes public the new car's specs and details about the drivetrain and safety technologies.

The all-new Clio will hit the markets this spring. Expect a slight bump in prices, as the new tech is not especially cheap to integrate.

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