2017 Renault Clio Release Date, News and Rumors

Details of the new 2017 Renault Clio are finally out! Including its release date and pricing estimates. In line with other recent Renault models, the 2017 Clio stands out from the crowds thanks to its full-LED front lighting signature. The most notable add on at the front is perhaps the full LED “Pure Vision” headlights. The new technology takes the vehicles safety and aesthetics value to a whole different angle. Safety wise, it gets 20% more powerful than a halogen beam, all the while reducing glare.

2017 Renault Clio exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

The new model is now more visibly broader and modern thanks to the redesigned lowered grille. Around back, it gets additional robustness thanks to the redesigned skirt. Meanwhile, it also gets new wheel designs, and four additional new entries to its color palette. Iron Blue, Pearly White, Titanium Grey, and Intense Red are the new colors that make it to the redesigned color list.

2017 Renault Clio exterior, rear view, taillights and badges

Unlike before, the new 2017 Renault Clio also benefits from upgraded materials that are otherwise offered for the top-of-the-range Renault vehicles. Although plastics haven’t been phased out, they’re of a higher tactile and visual quality. The colors inside the cabin are more refined, and the chrome is subtler, with less gleam. In overall, the new model feels and looks mature with its new-found interior sophistication, and seductive styled exterior.

Even in basic versions, the Renault Clio feels upmarket thanks to the upgraded materials, while the available full-grain leather for the higher-end versions takes the top-of-the-line models a notch higher even competition wise. Also, the redesigned door panels, and gear lever give it an impression of high quality.

2017 Renault Clio spy shots

Another thumbs up for the new model is due to the new customization program. Thanks to it, thirty different color combinations can be customized for the 2017 Renault Clio. Customers can choose from: four exterior customizations packs for its protective moldings and front grille bars, and, five roof decals and painted door mirrors for a two-tone effect.

2017 Renault Clio exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Upgrades to the convenience, infotainment, and safety has also been taken into account. For instance, the infotainment gets three different multimedia systems, and a Bose sound quality. In overall, the 2017 Clio is an all-rounded car that’ll without a doubt be an appealing choice to consumers.

2017 Renault Clio side view, red color, alloy hweels

Completion wise, the new model will have to battle it out with the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, and the 2017 Ford Fiesta. Both vehicles have been face-lifted for 2017, and promises to offer the redesigned Clio a run for its money. It’ll be interesting to see how the three battle it out once they hit the market sometime next year.

2017 Renault Clio Release Date & Price

2017 Renault Clio release date

Its release date, according to multiple sources, should be expected sometime in early 2017. As for the pricing estimates, expect the new model to cost around $15,751 for the base model to up to $30,000 for the fully-equipped version. Unfortunately, the Clio, as before, will not be offered for the USA market. It is strictly made for the European market.

2017 Renault Clio Exterior

2017 Renault Clio front angle, headlights and grille

We wouldn’t say that the exterior of the new model is completely redesigned from last year’s model, as there’re plenty of carryover designs. One such carryover feature is the wide radiator grille with the Renault emblem. Although now featuring new lens layout, the headlights also seem to return unchanged from before. New features you can however expect include new foglights, and a large air dam beneath.

2017 Renault Clio rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Side-ways, things seem to return unchanged. Around back, the 2017 Clio still features the same character lines and overhangs. New changes however include more pronounced reverse lights, and new lens layout for the taillights.

As previously mentioned, buyers now get four new colors to choose from. An American guy would say “awesome” – maybe Euro folks should too.

2017 Renault Clio Interior

2017 Renault Clio intyerior, steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Depending on the version, there’re a variety of enhancements to make the Renault Clio’s 2017 in-car experience hassle-free and enjoyable. They include an auto-dimming electro-chrome rear-view mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, automatically-folding door mirrors, and upgraded LED lighting that improves safety and offers greater visual comfort and visibility.

2017 Renault Clio interior, leather seats

Available Trims

The new 2017 Renault Clio returns with three trims: Trophy, Cup, and Sport. The new 2017 Renault Clio RS review is seperately covered.

Engine Specs

2017 Renault Clio engine

Rumors allege the new model is available in 11 different engines, with power ranging from between 90 hp to 220 ponies. For 2017, Renault claims a new “powerful” and efficient 110-horsepower-yielding 1.5L dCi diesel mill will be the new deal in town.


2017 Renault Clio safety, backup camera

There’s been no talk of safety up to this point. What we however know is that the new model is all-rounded and that includes even the safety department. Those who wouldn’t want to assume should probably wait for nits release date to confirm the available technologies as well as the score for its crash impact assessment.

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2017 Renault Clio exterior, red color, headlights, badges and grille

2017 Renault Clio exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Renault Clio exterior, silver color, headlights, alloy wheels and grille

2017 Renault Clio front view, red color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Renault Clio rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy hweels

2017 Renault Clio exterior, silver color, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Renault Clio interior, dashboard, steering wheel and lcd screen

2017 Renault Clio interior, gear shift knob

New 2017 Renault Kwid Release Date and Info

The new 2017 Renault Kwid aims to bring a sense of style, performance, and sophistication in its class. As an innovator since the 19th century, Renault has constantly sought to re-invent the way we use cars, question conventional thinking, and pioneer new ideas. This is what the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Renault Group – Carlos Ghosn had to say, “The Kwid will enable Renault to address customer expectations by making it more robust, stylish, and easy to use. With the new Renault-Nissan Alliance platform, Renault will continue to pursue its strategy of accessible mobility globally.” The review below provides an in-depth analysis of what to expect in terms of redesigns, specs, pricing estimates and release date rumors. Read on to learn more!

2017 Renault Kwid auto show, side view, alloy wheels

For 2017, the newest Renault Kwid makes an even more compelling proposition with its modern, welcoming interior, and robust, stylish exterior cues. It is particularly versatile thanks to its compact footprint. It also combines unprecedented features for the segment with generous cabin space and a driver-centric styling.

2017 Renault Kwid exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The exterior of the latest 2017 Renault Kwid is representative of robust strength, dynamic performance, and a taste for adventure. Again, it exude an impression of reliability and strength thanks to the high ground clearance and short front and rear overhangs. When it comes to the interior, buyers should expect the Kwid to carry over the same confidence-inspiring styling as that on the outside. The technologies have been updated, the material quality enhanced, and the overall design layout face-lifted. The result of this being a modern, intuitive interior.

2017 Renault Kwid spy shots

Competition wise, the Hyundai Eon, and the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 are perhaps the only options that give the 2017 Renault Kwid a run for its money. Both are pretty stylish, and perform well, and it’ll be interesting to see how the competition plays out.

2017 Renault Kwid Release Date & Price

2017 Renault Kwid release date

While it is too early to speculate about the pricing info of the new model, rumors allege it’ll cost around INR 256,968 for the Renault Kwid Std. Buyers in India should also expect the Renault Kwid RxT (O) to be priced at around INR 353,131. Its release date is still a mystery at this point in time, but the same reports put it at around mid-2017.

2017 Renault Kwid Exterior

2017 Renault Kwid front angle, headlights and grille

First things first, dimensions wise, the new model hasn’t changed a bit. Its length is still 3679 mm, its width – 1579, its height – 1478 mm, and its wheelbase 2,422 mm.

Up front, the new Kwid features contoured bumpers with integrated round fog lights, and air dams in the middle. It gets a sharp profile thanks to the single headlamp unit and the redesigned side indicator. The grille returns unchanged from the previous shackle-looking honeycomb mesh grille. The side profile also seems to return unchanged. The high ground clearance and side claddings make it to look interesting. Around back, the new 2017 Renault Kwid gets small taillights and a roof spoiler.

In overall, the KWID might lack the flashy aspect, but is surely an attractive-looking car in comparison to its rivals.

2017 Renault Kwid Interior

2017 Renault Kwid interior, dashboard, and gear shift knob

The interior looks simple and modern thanks to the latest technologies and the easy-to-use controls. At the middle of the dashboard is a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system – the same one found inside the Lodgy MPV and the Duster.

As can be seen from the spy pictures, the cabin is well laid out and features nice overall touches. The seats are comfortable and supportive. Both the passenger and luggage space are impressive by any conventional standards.

2017 Renault Kwid interior, leather front and back seats

Available Trims

Four trims should be expected for the new 2017 Renault Kwid: Std, RxE, RxL, and RxT. More details on this will be updated on its release date.

Engine Specs

2017 Renault Kwid engine

Motivation for the new 2017 Kwid comes from a newly-developed BR-8, DOHC petrol engine that cranks out a stonking 54Ps @5,678 rpm and 72 Nm of torque @4,386 rpm. Although these figures might look average, they’re indeed great in its class. The FWD, and a five-speed manual transmission system are the default systems. Aside from the powerful output, the new 2017 Renault Kwid also scores better in terms of the fuel efficiency. At 25.17 kmpl, the Kwid becomes the most fuel efficient automobile in India.


2017 Renault Kwid safety

While the Kwid has never been strong in terms of being offered with the latest safety technologies, rumor has it that the new model will get several latest technologies to match those of its competition. In overall, I’d bet the new model will be the next big thing after the Duster.

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2017 Renault Kwid exterior, overhead view

2017 Renault Kwid auto show, rear view, taillights and badges

2017 Renault Kwid exterior, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Renault Kwid exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Renault Kwid auto show, front view, headlights, badges and grille

2017 Renault Kwid side angle, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Renault Kwid exterior, front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Renault Kwid rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Renault Kwid trunk and cargo space

2017 Renault Kwid interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

2017 Renault Kwid interior, leather back seats

New 2017 Renault Kaptur Release Date and Review

The all-new 2017 Renault Kaptur debuted in Moscow earlier this year. The 2017 Kaptur is one among the many list of vehicles that Renault plans to offer outside of Europe. The most prominent change for the new model is perhaps the exterior changes and a four-wheel drive system. Its Russia release date is set for early 2017. Read on to get more details on what you should expect from the all-new Renault Captur.

2017 Renault Kaptur auto show, side view, white color, alloy wheels

The new model has been designed for the Russian market. The entire design process aims to make it competitive in the Russian and Eurasian Customs Union markets. Despite the obvious class with other better-placed models, Renault hopes that the new model’s contemporary design, upscale technologies, and top-notch materials will help make it competitive. Some of the changes include the replacement of the “C” in Captur with an emphatic “K”. The Kaptur also gains a four-wheel drive, and specific dimensions.

2017 Renault Kaptur front view, blue color, grille and badges

This is what Corporate Design, Vice President, Group Renault – Laurens van had to say, “Specific attention to Russian needs for versatility, comfort, and off-road abilities were combined with Renault’s eye-catching design during the designing of the Renault Kaptur. The result is a robust, expressive, and genuine crossover.”

The front of the new model features an assertive bold Renault logo set against a gloss black background. The grille, on the upper part, is distinctive and features a honeycomb mesh pattern, while the width gets visually wider thanks to the broad lower part of the bumper. The length dimension is expressed by the sculpted forms of the door inserts and bonnet. Talking of dimensions, here’s what to expect: length – 4,333mm, height – 1,613mm, width – 1,813mm, and wheelbase – 2,674mm.

2017 Renault Kaptur exterior, rear angle, taillights and badges

Renault further made it appealing through the distinct blend of customization options available for buyers. It is particularly intended for people who value comfort, appreciate a modern atmosphere, and lead a busy life. The interior, on the other end of the spectrum, is occupant-friendly, comfortably-appointed, and stylish. In addition to getting a comfortable rear bench fitting three adults, the cabin is also designed to offer impressive ground clearance, and remarkable exterior visibility.

The Kaptur’s practicality doesn’t end there, boot volume is 387 liters. You’ll find that loading cargo in the boot is as easy as it can be thanks to the additional boot lighting and wide tailgate aperture.

2017 Renault Kaptur spy shots

Modern equipment include keyless entry and ignition, smartphone app connectivity, a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and MEDIA NAV system. Also, the vehicle has been designed to cope with the harsh weather conditions encountered in most regions in Russia. Such features include a reliable all-wheel drive transmission system, a heavy-duty suspension system, and an impressive ground clearance. Harsh wintry conditions can be off-set by the available heated windscreen, heated front seats, and Renault’s Remote Engine Start system.

2017 Renault Kaptur Release Date & Price

2017 Renault Kaptur release date

The new model should be expected to cost around $21,621 and $27,822 without options. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Renault Kaptur Exterior

2017 Renault Kaptur front angle, headlights and grille

Even at a distant, the car is distinctively a Kaptur. Despite being concealed by tape, it comes with the same grille design and the headlights carry a similar shape. As you can see from the images, it is quite possible that the front bumper too features significant redesigns. The side profile remains virtually unaltered save for the wheelbase dimensions beneath. It is evident that the new model has a longer wheelbase than the outgoing model.

Around back, the taillights are a bit smaller than those of the existing model. Although heavily guised, it seems as though the rear profile of the new model is a bit toned down.

2017 Renault Kaptur Interior

2017 Renault Kaptur interior, steering wheel, dashboard and lcd screen

At this point in time, the interior remains a mystery. But my crystal ball tells me it will be something similar to that of the current Captur. Details should be public some few weeks before its release date nevertheless.

Engine Specs

2017 Renault Kaptur engine

Details about the engine option(s) remains a mystery too for now. But we highly suspect that the new model will come equipped with a 120 horsepower and 140 lbs. ft. of torque – generating TCe 120 engine. A diesel variant is also available.


2017 Renault Kaptur safety

Given the competition includes all-rounded vehicles like the Mazda CX-5, and the Honda CR-V, it only seems logical if Renault matched or even bettered them in order to remain competitive in the segment. Crash impact assessment is yet to be conducted on the 2017 Kaptur, an update will be posted on this post in real time once the results are out. So keep posted!

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2017 Renault Kaptur front view, orange color, headlights and grille

2017 Renault Kaptur exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Renault Kaptur front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Renault Kaptur exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Renault Kaptur rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Renault Kaptur exterior, white color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Renault Kaptur rear view, white color, taillights

2017 Renault Kaptur trunk

2017 Renault Kaptur interior, leather front and back seats

2017 Renault Kaptur interior, leather seats and gear shift knob