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A video showcasing the development of the all-new Renault Clio has given us our first clear look at the styling of the load-lugging wagon variant.

Appearing close to production-ready, the Clio wagon is set to go on sale in Europe around six months after the fourth-generation Clio hatch, which launches at the 2012 Paris motor show in September.

Due to hit European showrooms in the first quarter of 2013, the Clio wagon will join the range about the same time as the high-performance Renaultsport hatch variant.

Renault Australia’s Emily Ambrosy confirmed the brand was “definitely considering” the new Clio wagon for our market but said there had been no firm decision on whether it would join the hatch in local showrooms at this stage.

 

The Renault Clio hatch will arrive in Australia in mid-2013 followed by the Renaultsport variant six months later, either late in 2013 or early in 2014. Ambrosy said it was too early to say when the Clio wagon could arrive in Australia if given the all clear, although a local launch before the Renaultsport variant seems unlikely.

Like the recently revealed Clio hatch, the wagon features discreet rear door handles hidden in the window frames and contrasting coloured inserts above the side skirts. Horizontal tail-lights wrap around the rear quarters while the tailgate retains a prominent spoiler. The rear bumper has a short overhang and features clean, simple panels.

A quick glimpse at the front-end reveals a similar look to the hatch.

The Clio wagon is expected to be offered with the same range of fuel-efficient engines as the hatchback, including a 67kW/135Nm 0.9-litre three-cylinder petrol, an 89kW/190Nm 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 67kW/220Nm 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel.

Expect more details on the Renault Clio wagon to be revealed in the coming months ahead of its European launch early next year.


  • O123

    Im sure renault oz has no plans to bring this here

  • Golfschwein

    This is how to do a small wagon. Not Fabia, not Golf, not Corolla. This.

  • Henry Toussaint

    (In reply to Golfschwein)  Fabia looks older in the Wagon Guise, and the back of the golf was the previous generation jetta wagon…

    • Able

      Amazing. 

    • Golfschwein

      Yes! :)

  • RSC200

    Still can’t understand Renault Sport going Dual Clutch aka Auto for the upcoming RS Clio.

    Bad move by Renault Sport very bad move!

  • Phunken

    I can see why Renault not getting it here since i barely see the 207 wagon here. Although i admit the 207 wagon look better than the hatch, even out the squashed frontal treatment.