Adapting the new generation design philosophy which debuted with the Renault Megane, the other major development has come with the introduction of a new GT Sport model which promises to close the gap between the standard Clio and flagship RS.
Having won-over the media as one of the best handling light-hatches on the market today, the facelift introduces a far more dynamic look into the range to match its ability.
The new front end design incorporates a 'younger' iteration of the next generation Megane styling, with reshaped headlamps, a broader lower grille and slimline upper grille.
At the rear, the face lifted Clio features redesigned tail lamps and a newly design bumper with integrated fog lamps and reverse lights.
Interior changes include the availability of new trims and the addition of a more affordable satellite navigation system - effectively an integrated Carminat TomTom device.
The model which features is these launch images is the new GT model which provides the missing performance link in the Clio line-up.
Sitting just underneath the Clio RS, the GT model boasts a more aggressive appearance with extended side sills, a glossy black grille, twin exhausts and a lip spoiler - available in an exclusive body colour, Malta Blue.
Renault will release full pricing and specifications after its public launch at the Geneva Motor Show.