Thursday, 14 May 2009

The New Renault Clio GT Gets a Facelift

The new Renault Clio GT is due to land on the dealership forecourts during May this year just in time to get sporty for the summer. The Clio GT is intended to slide neatly between the Dynamique and Renaulsport versions of the Clio.

The sportier Clio due to its facelift is strikingly different to the Renault Clio that we are used to. The Clio GT gets a bunch of dynamic cues carried over from the new Megane which make the frontal styling more aggressive. There’s a squarer, deeper grille at the front, while at the back the rear lights have been sharpened, and the fog lights and reversing lights have been pushed out to the far corners.

The revised design of the rear lights extends the waistline across the hatch, while the uncluttered approach to the design of the central part of the rear bumper further emphasises New Clio’s dynamic stance. The reversing lights and fog lamps are positioned low down and to the extreme corners of the rear bumper.

Clio GT’s power steering is also more direct for swifter response and greater driving pleasure. The performance of the Clio GT’s specific suspension settings. New Clio GT is easily recognizable from the rear thanks to its twin exhaust tailpipes and lip spoiler and features an exclusive body colour, Malta Blue.

Sporty details inside the car include drilled aluminium pedal covers and extra side support for the seats, plus GT-badging for the front seats.

Renault’s latest navigation solution has been co-developed with TomTom and will be dual branded. The navigation solution, easily updateable on the internet, has a large colour screen, and will include traffic and speed limit information, as well as safety camera locations. Carminat TomTom is operated by a user-friendly Bluetooth remote control, and covers some 40 countries across western and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, plus Turkey and South Africa. This new GPS navigation system is compatible with the new range of audio systems available for New Renault Clio. Carminat TomTom, the first fully integrated and affordable GPS navigation solution, a really nifty bit of kit.

Renault expressed in a recent press release about the ne Clio GT “New Clio opens a fresh chapter in the Clio epic that began in 1990 and has seen the model go from strength to strength
New Clio carries over the same qualities that saw Clio III take the 'Car of the Year ' award in 2006, namely benchmark cabin space, safety, comfort and road holding, as well as the same rigorous build quality that has made it one of its segment's most reliable models “

So if you are a fan of the Renault Clio Family, you’re going to love the new Clio GT. The Clio model has been Europe’s top-selling cars since its introduction in 1990.

The Renault Clio GT price will be announced later, before it will go on sale in May this year.

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