CARS

Renault Clio Estate 

Equally as elegant

Revealed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, New Renault Clio Estate shares the same dynamic breeding as the hatchback but has its own distinct identity. This model has the aesthetic design cues of shooting brakes but also dials in practicality and versatility for good measure.

 

The Estate’s wheelbase is identical to that of the hatchback, although the rear overhang has been extended by 201 mm to 823 mm. With an overall length of 4,262 mm, New Clio Estate is high on style and, at the same time, is compact and accommodating. Its profile features a long bonnet and pronounced rear shoulders, while its lines stretch rearwards towards to an upright tailgate that points to the car’s high carrying capacity. As on the hatchback, the rear door handles are concealed. The smooth, flowing lines
are accentuated by the integration of the B and C pillars which are flush with the surface of the glass, while the roof appears to float to emphasise the design’s overall elegance.

 

New Clio Estate is even more versatile than its hatchback sibling and will appeal to customers looking for a car that stands out as a strong design statement but which is also extremely practical. The space at the front has been thought through particularly carefully, as has access to the 430 dm3 VDA luggage area. This is 130 dm3, or 30 percent bigger than that of the already roomy hatchback, and the loading sill has been made significantly lower. Thanks to the combination of the cargo area’s flat floor and the ability of the front passenger seat to fold flat, New Clio Estate offers maximum load length.

 

Renault Clio Estate is built at the ISO 14001 certified Bursa plant in Turkey.