Their solution is an evolution rather than revolution for the fourth-generation of the Clio; no need for wholesale change, just refinement.
Externally it's not an easy prospect identifying what has changed. It's more 'styling cues' than a new design brief. But, subtle as the differences may be, the Clio remains a handsome vehicle. If the styling tweaks aren't enough for you there's even a GT-Line pack, which brings a sporty exhaust tip, fake diffuser and chrome elements, but we'd stick with the original.
Renault's attempt at drawing customers away from the Clio's less-Gallic rivals has been to be load it with tech. Sat nav becomes a standard feature for 2016, with Renault's R&GO system connecting instantly to the users phone to provide infotainment options without the need to spec up to the next levels, which then recieve progressive versions of Renault's system up to the top-end R-Link.
A new engine joins the line-up, in the shape of a 110bhp, 1.5-litre diesel and the 118bhp petrol engine, which previously could only be bought with an automatic transmission, can now be bought with a six-speed manual.