She appeared in the image of the new Renault Clio to intensify competition in segment B.
The Klio production development and production program cost 953 million euros. By today's standards, this indicator is quite common. But the speed with which the amount materialized in the metal is unique: only 28 months! The predecessor required almost twice as much time. So, 2 years and 4 months, and here is the world premiere: Renault Clio III.
A curious detail: the headrest rides on fixed racks, rigidly fixed in the back. It is very convenient and easy to adjust - one button is worth it!
A number of engines opens the unit with a capacity of 1.2 liters with an enviable power of 75 hp. (The “Clio” of the previous generation developed the same amount of forces with a motor, 200 more “cubes”). The new unit features a reduced crankshaft speed to 650 rpm, which allows you to save up to 3% of fuel. In the range there are two more gasoline engines - 1.4 and 1.6 liters (100 and 110 hp), as well as three 1.5-liter diesel engines (70, 85 and 105 hp). Next year, a 2-liter petrol unit is expected to develop 140 hp. There are four transmission options: a 4-speed adaptive “automatic”, 5- and 6-speed manual gearboxes, as well as a robot with steering wheel petals
The trunk is very large. Are future owners deprived of spare wheel? Not at all, she was in the usual place for French cars, under the floor. To lower the wheel on the cable, you will have to carefully study the comics instructions … Speaking in Russian, they are too smart.
The instrument panel is offered in three versions: a simple dark plastic; lighter; and some wood. All three are distinguished by an elegant and restrained style: a charm! The creators especially noted the balls on the ventilation grilles: they say, pleasant to the touch, like squash balls. Really nice, from familiar objects more like a ball of a mechanical mouse.
The Renault Nissan Alliance is an example of successful cooperation. The nodes of the common platform B were used in such machines as Mikra and Logan, Cube and Modus; Today the list closes the newest "Clio." The McPherson front suspension is borrowed from the Megan II. Back - an elastic cross beam with a stabilizer. Power steering
Safety is one of Renault’s skates. Energy-absorbing headrests and seats reduce the likelihood of injuries due to rear impacts. For passengers from 6 to 10 years, they propose to equip the middle seat in the back seat. His pillow is shortened, a “collar” protecting the neck is fitted on the posts of the regular head restraint. He sets the safe position of the branch of the belt.