Renault discontinues the Clio Initiale Paris
The Clio RS Line is now the top-of-the-range model
Due to insufficient sales figures, Renault is discontinuing the Clio Initiale Paris. The most luxurious Clio in the catalogue will be replaced by the RS Line, which will now play the role of top-of-the-range model. The RS Line trim level has been significantly upgraded to meet this responsibility.
The city car therefore gains a large 9.3-inch touch screen, a 10-inch digital instrument cluster and front parking sensors as standard. The shark antenna is also standard, as is the frameless rear view mirror. The price of the vehicle is expected to increase in return.
However, this is not enough to make up for all the equipment offered by the now defunct Initiale Paris. The stitched leather upholstery, the specific 17-inch wheels and the 360° camera are no longer included. In doing so, Renault is following the lead of its competitors, who are putting forward top-of-the-range trims that are more sporty than chic.
It would seem that customers are more attracted to a vehicle with a sporty appearance, even if the engines fitted to them are not at all sporty. This is the case for many city cars such as the Peugeot 208 GT, the Volkswagen Polo R-Line, the Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo or the Seat Ibiza FR.
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