The fifth generation of the iconic Clio, that will be launched soon, is already one of the safest city cars ever tested by Euro NCAP. It became the 22nd Groupe Renault vehicle to receive this maximum rating of 5 stars. A performance achieved thanks, in particular, to the enhanced passive safety and the most comprehensive range of driving aids in the category.
Based on the brand-new Alliance modular platform, CMF-B, the New Clio benefits from an optimized body structure, revised seat structures and seat-belt fasteners designed to provide optimal support for all occupants, no matter his size or his position in the car, with pyrotechnic pre-tensions and load limiters. Renault supports the Fix4sure technology for excellence in occupant restraint to avoid submarining. In addition, New Clio's excellent habitability makes it possible to install all kind child seats, both front and rear, on isofix and with the I-size system, and also enhanced head protection of the rear passengers in case of side impact.
The new Clio can also count on a very rich range of standard features with:
6 airbags, ABS with emergency brake assistance, a camera and a radar (allowing the lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition with speed alert, distance warning, emergency braking), cruise control/speed limiter, seat belt unlock alert (also for the rear seats if occupied), emergency call. In addition, the vision is optimized with standard 100% LED front headlamps, automatic high/low beam and a day/night interior mirror.
Thanks to Clio's new electronic architecture, it became possible to introduce the active emergency brake system with recognition of pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles, as demonstrated by the efficient pedestrian/cyclist AEB rating (11/12) by Euro NCAP. For even more safety and comfort, New Clio will soon democratize advanced driving aids with the Highway and Traffic Jam Companion, the first step towards autonomous driving.
As a versatile city car, the new Clio offers the best in safety in its whole range, reinforcing Renault's expertise in safety for all, occupants and other road users. With its renewed design, highly technological content and all its innovations, New Renault Clio opens a new era in the Groupe Renault’s product strategy and offers the best in safety for the best-selling French car in the world.