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All-new Renault Clio revealed

Renault has released images of its fifth-generation Clio supermini ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show in March.

The Clio has been the French brand’s best-selling model, while the company claimed the current model increased its sales every year between 2012 and 2018, meaning the latest incarnation has a lot to live up to.

Details of the model’s engine line-up or when it is likely to appear in the UK have not been released at this stage.

The exterior design of the new Clio remains broadly similar to the current model, however, Renault said the new model is 14mm shorter than the fourth-generation iteration while the body of the vehicle has been lowered by 30mm.

LED lights are introduced for the first time, while new colours – including orange and a new shade of blue – are being offered.

All-New Renault Clio - Exterior Shots - EMBARGO 290119 09h00 UK time (8)

Inside, the French brand claims that the new model’s interior is all-new and takes cues from larger models, both in terms of the equipment on offer and quality.

Central to the new design a 9.3-inch touchscreen media system which is turned towards the driver which houses the vehicle’s navigation, multimedia and infotainment features, while a 9.3-inch screen replaces traditional dials.

Bootspace, meanwhile, has been increased by 91 litres over the existing model, to 391 litres, which Renault said is a class-leading figure.

The firm is also introducing a new trim level – RS Line – which is replacing the existing GT Line trim level.

Exterior changes compared with the standard Clio include a honeycomb grille and different 17-inch wheel rims, while inside RS Line models feature sports seats, carbon-style inserts, a perforated leather steering wheel, an aluminium pedal set and red customisation touches matching the topstitching on the seats and steering wheel.