New Renault Clio unveiled

Jay Nagley

Renault has shown the first images of its fourth-generation Clio, which will go on sale in the UK in 2013.

The styling is certainly a big step forward, although we are not sure we would go quite as far as design boss Laurens van den Acker , who says, "The new Renault Clio was conceived as a piece of sensuous sculpture which stimulates desire... No acute or aggressive angles, just voluptuous curves that make you want to go up to it and caress it."