There are hundreds of reasons why Renault is considered as one of the favorite brands for many people. Our experts were able to catch some spy shots of the 2014 Renault Clio crossover, which was undergoing a test ride. The new crossover is reportedly codenamed as J87, which comes with familiar styling. However, the new model is distinguished with a revised grille as well as a taller body. This prototype model is also heavily camouflaged. However, according to our experts, the production model comes with an additional bodyside molding. It also has a plastic wheel arches as well as optional contrasting roof. The interior of the 2014 Renault Clio is likely the carryover from the standard models. Therefore, it is expected to be offered with R-Link infotainment system, which comes with a seven-inch touchscreen display, internet connectivity, TomTom navigation as well as access to the Renault app store.
The new model comes with a turbocharged 900cc three cylinder TCe 90 with 66 kW / 89 hp and 100 lb-ft (135 Nm) of torque. A 1.5 liter four cylinder Energy dCi 90 with 90 PS as well as 220 Nm of torque and a 1-2 lier four cylinder TCe 120 with 120 PS and 190 Nm of torque. Interestingly, this model is not expected to be offered with the all wheel drive. However, it is not clear this will affect the sales.
According to the company experts, the new Clio crossover will be introduced somewhere in mid-2013 in the Geneva Motor Show.