The revised Renault Clio will be hitting UK showrooms in 2019 and while we don’t have a firm release date yet, expectations are for the new Clio to be available by the 3rd quarter of 2019 and possibly even as soon as the backend of the 2nd quarter of 2019.
Thus far spy photos of the restyled Clio have been heavy camouflaged so information and full details of what to expect are being drip-fed to the public domain.
The Clio faces fierce competition from Britain’s best-selling small car the Ford Fiesta and other vehicles in the ‘supermini’ segment like the Seat Ibiza (which has seen an upturn in sales in the last few years), the Skoda Fabia, VW Polo, Mazda2, Peugeot 208 and others….
With the only photos available of such a heavily camouflaged exterior, styling is yet to be revealed in detail, so we’ll come to that shortly and deal with some of the more concrete facts.
New 2019 Renault Infotainment and Dash
The new Clio will get plenty of new tech some of which we’ll discuss later, expect a larger infotainment screen/system on higher grade models which will be unique in the segment and we fully expect Android Auto and Apple CarPlay too as they are staple requirement in 2019. On lower grade models that do not include sat nav you should be able to use a sat nav app on your phone displayed on the Clio’s infotainment screen.
With the touchscreen infotainment replacing a lot of button functions expect the dashboard to be a cleaner more modern affair in keeping with current trends.
2019 Renault Clio Cabin Space & Boot
Rival vehicles are pushing the boundaries where leg and headroom is concerned. The Clio will offer a tad more space in the front for driver and front passenger and definitely more leg/head room for rear passengers.
Although large boots are not a staple in this segment with the rise of small Crossover/SUV’s offering an alternative. Expect the 2019 Clio to offer more boot space to keep up with some of its main rivals.
2019 Renault Clio Engines
The 1.5 dCi diesels will still offer the best running costs offering exceptional fuel economy, with mpg in the high 80s at its best. However, the diesel models will be significantly more expensive than petrol models. If your yearly mileage is low and you are thinking of only keeping the car for a few years, a cheaper petrol model may be a better option.
For around town driving the 1.0 petrol will offer a good mix of decent running costs without feeling too sluggish. If you a covering a lot of miles via motorway then you might want to consider the new 1.3 petrol (150bhp) engine, which will feel quick enough on motorways whilst still stacking up fairly well against the 1.0 petrol when it comes to fuel economy.
A petrol hybrid version is in the pipeline but don’t expect it to be released initially with other models, there is also the possibility of a full electric version but it isn’t a priority for Renault at the moment.
2019 Clio Autonomous Driving & Safety Features
Technology is where Renault have put a lot of their resources and where they want the Clio to stand out in the segment.
The Clio will meet Autonomous Level 2 requirements fitted with driver and and safety technology that can control speed and some steering functionality, drivers should note UK law still says you should drive with two-hands on the steering wheel. Automatic emergency braking is expected to be standard across the range whilst higher grade models will be equipped with lane assist and active cruise control.
2019 Renault Clio Exterior
The Clio will take design queues from the new Megane with a new contoured bonnet and front-end, there’s new LED lights and it will retain features like hidden rear door handles.
We expect Renault to unveil the new 2019 Clio design very soon with availability to UK buyers sometime around mid-2019.
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