Earlier last year, there were rumors in the web which suggested the next-generation Renault Clio could be the third Renault in India after the Fluence and Koleos, apart from the Logan. But surprisingly Renault India launched the Pulse basically a mildly altered version of Nissan Micra that not only have the similar dimensions, but also with identical engine and interior too. The Pulse may be called as mirror of the Micra.
As per sources, Renault India had five new products in pipeline to be launched by the end-2012. While Sunny sedan is the fourth offering from the French carmaker and next launch will be the Duster SUV. It is not sure if Renault has any plans to launch the Renault Clio in India soon but going by the premium image of the Clio hatchback and the fast growing market, the Clio sure makes some sense to our country.
Renault Clio is sparkling new vehicle with a spunky attitude. As an extension on the regular Renault Clio, it has 3 variants – the Clio Yahoo!, Clio Yahoo! Plus and Clio Avantage. Whether you’re looking for sporty & stylish, trendy & connected or a dynamic car packed full of equipment, the new Clio range has something to suit your needs.
The 1.6 VVT engine is constructed to be quiet and light, but still deliver outstanding performance on the road. The most exciting of the range, The Renault Clio Avantage, is built to include the new 80W RadioSat Classic audio system, which includes six loudspeakers, an MP3-compatbile CD player, MP3 file name display and a multimedia connection box situated in front of the gear lever. Those looking for more advanced connectivity will appreciate the new Plug & Music and Bluetooth® functions.
As far as safety is concerned, Renault is known for their attention to safety and the Clio 3 is no exception. All Clio 3 models are equipped with superior passive safety features such as an eight airbag system; two adaptive front airbags; two front lateral airbags; two rear/side curtain airbags and two front anti-sliding airbags, all of which inflate automatically depending on the intensity of the impact.
In addition, the car is equipped with a range of driver aids that include ABS with EBD, and Emergency Brake Assist. These features make the Clio 3 one of the safest cars in its class and have even earned the vehicle the maximum 5 Star rating in the independent EuroNCAP crash test. It looks like this dynamic little vehicle is more than just a pretty face!
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