Paris - Renault is revealing its new-generation Clio in stages, in hope of keeping it trending for longer, so for now we only get to see the new hatchback’s cabin.
The outgoing, fourth-generation Clio made waves in the compact hatch world with its striking exterior design, but inside the cabin it played second fiddle to Volkswagen’s Polo, which was considerably classier inside.
Now Renault appears to be playing catch-up with the interior design of the fifth-generation Clio, which certainly looks to be a huge improvement in terms of perceived quality, which designers claim to have prioritised along with driving station ergonomics. The new Clio boasts soft-touch door, dashboard and centre console panels as well as “meticulously finished furnishings” as Renault puts it.
Like some of the modern Audi products, the Clio gets a full-length vertical air vent strip, intersected by a brand new portrait-orientated, 23.6cm touchscreen, which is twice the size of the previous screen and the biggest ever in a Renault. It incorporates the latest version of Renault’s EasyLink connected operating system.
The Clio also features a TFT digital instrument cluster for the first time, available in 17.8cm, 23.6cm and 25.4cm sizes.