The fifth generation Renault Clio is rumored to be unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, this October, the new model entering the market in the upcoming years.
However, recent reports state that the French based carmaker is already planning to introduce new hybrid mills that would complete the Clio`s engine lineup.
Bruno Ancelin, Vice President of Product, has also indirectly confirmed the report into an interview: “yes, we`ll consider the tech for other cars,” referring thus to the introduction of the new Hybrid Assist System on the Clio, also found on the recently unveiled 2017 Renault Scenic.
However, Ancelin has made it very clear that the carmaker`s plan is not to fully develop a new range of hybrid engines, and since the European Union has changed the regulations for the diesel cars, Renault`s only concern would be to deliver PHEVs ‘in the upper segments.”
The same reports also affirm that the new Hybrid Assist System would consist of an Energy dCi 100 turbo diesel and an electric motor. The hybrid powertrain will also make use of a 48-volt battery. The power would be sent to the all-wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.