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2012-06-13 09:34

NEXT GENERATION HOT HATCH: Renault makes a radical shift in design for its next Clio hatchback and our spy photographers spotted the RS version at the Nürburgring.

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Renault's Clio III gets a revamp in 2012 and now offers an entry level model and increased connectivity with all models in the range. Check out the new Yahoo! and Yahoo! Plus models now in SA!

Renault is set to unleash its next generation Clio hatchback later in 2012 and our spy photographers recently spotted the new model undergoing testing.

In June 2012 they saw spotted the Renault Sport version of the popular hatchback, also at the Nürburgring in Germany.

The Clio RS, sporting a radical design over the current version, is dominated by larger air-intakes at the front and huge wheels. Compared to the standard version, the RS has a larger rear spoiler and a diffuser-like rear bumper and square exhausts.

Powering the hot hatch will be an upgraded version of the current two-litre four-cylinder capable of around 157kW.

The Renault Clio and RS version are set to make its debut at the Paris auto show later in 2012.
 

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