2012 Renault Clio Official Teaser

French manufacturer Renault apparently released today the first official image showing the future generation Clio, a generation expected to be released in 2011 (model year 2012). The car, which will be based on Nissan's V-Platform, will be heavily based on the new Micra global compact car released by the Japanese manufacturer.

Visually, the new Clio will take inspiration from the current Renault range, as it is unlikely it will spawn a new design language of its own. As you can see in the adjacent photo, the new interpretation of the Clio gets a more coherent stance, as well as a more compact body.

There's no word, so far, on what engines the new Clio will use. It is also unknown whether Renault will rely on the Micra in such an extent that it will borrow some of its engines as well. What's possible however is the Clio will get a start/stop system of its own.

The new Micra has proved to be for the Japanese from Nissan just what they've expected it to be: a sales hit. Just like the previous generation Micra, the Clio sold well, but not impressive. Renault is aiming at the same success with the new Clio as the one achieved by Nissan with the Micra.

So far, there are little known facts about the new Clio. More information is expected to be released in the months to come.

The photo you see here surfaced and we really hope is the real deal, because we must say, this is the best looking Clio yet.
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