Renault Clio facelift spied, headed for SA in late 2016

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Renault’s fourth-generation Clio has been available in South Africa since 2013 and 4 years since making its Paris Show 2012 debut, the light hatchback's due for a facelift. Renault is working on beautifying the Clio and these spy shots hint at what’s to come from the French firm.

These spy images show a moderately disguised Clio prototype undergoing testing in Europe and it’s clear that Renault’s changes are focused on the small hatchback's front and rear ends. The facelifted Clio is expected to feature re-designed headlights as well as an entirely revised front bumper, which is clearly evident from the images. The back bumper will undergo revisions too and the taillight clusters will, in all likelihood, feature a fresh lighting signature.

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Facelifted Renault Clio coming to SA this year

2016 is shaping up to be a big year for Renault South Africa, having already launched its all-new Kadjar crossover SUV to market and with the latest Megane due to make landfall in the third quarter of the year.

The facelifted Renault Clio will be shown in the metal at the Paris Motor Show come October before going into production. A local Renault spokesperson confirmed the facelifted Clio could arrive in South Africa before the end of the year. Updates regarding engine changes are still unknown, but we will keep you posted as soon as more details become available.

Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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