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Renault Clio and Nissan Juke at Smiths Motors

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The All-New Clio

The great little Renault Clio at Smiths Renault combines modernity and energy in the fifth generation of this ever-popular motor  

Renault presents the All-New Renault Clio, the fifth generation of the automotive icon’s best-seller. Since its launch in 1990 Renault has sold some 15 million Clios and it has sat at the top of the B segment in Europe since 2013. It’s the second-best selling car in Europe, all categories combined. More modern and athletic, the All-New Clio draws on the DNA responsible for its success for nearly 30 years. It builds on the strengths of each of the four previous generations, opening a new and highly anticipated chapter in an illustrious story. From Clio I it has all the makings of a larger segment vehicle. Like the original model, the All-New Clio features technology found on higher-end vehicles such as the Mégane.

From Clio II it has adopted extremely high standards of spaciousness and comfort, while just like the third generation model it ushers in a new era of perceived quality. From Clio IV it inherits a strong design – one that inspired the entire Renault range and became a true trademark. Designed according to Renault’s ‘Evolution and Revolution’ principle, the All-New Clio rewrites the rulebook with more mature body styling and an entirely revamped interior. Featuring more sculpted lines and a more assertive front end, the model ramps up vitality and modernity while remaining instantly recognisable, even though it is made up of entirely new parts. The Clio gains in expressiveness while keeping its sleek profile. At the front, the bonnet incorporates ribs for a sculpted effect. The grille is bigger and the front bumper more pronounced with a very expressive central air scoop that promotes good engine cooling. In terms of size, the All-New Clio is 12 mm shorter but more spacious inside.

The body has been lowered by 8mm to 48mm at the end of the spoiler for better aerodynamics and athleticism, while 17-inch wheels (depending on version) enhance the new model’s dynamic look. Details such as the shark fin antenna, 100% LED lights, the flush tailgate and chrome-plated side-window surrounds all help to modernise the exterior. Inside, the revolution is striking. The complete redesign is inspired by higher-end segments, both in terms of perceived quality, greater sophistication and available technology. The cabin takes on a new dimension using high-end materials, a soft coating on the dashboard, door panels and central console surround and meticulously finished furnishings. Featuring a more compact design to free up space and integrating more in-car technologies, the model’s all-new ‘Smart Cockpit’ is driverfocused. The wave-like shape underlines the impression of width. Equipped with the widest screens in the segment, it provides resolutely modern ergonomics for a more immersive driving experience. The All-New Clio also makes innovations unique to the segment broadly accessible, among them an electric parking brake, which is particularly useful in city driving. The pioneer of a new generation of Renault models, the All-New Clio is also available in a new R.S. Line version, inspired directly by Renault Sport.

ALL-NEW CLIO
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01733 307823, smithsrenault.co.uk  

Nissan Juke is back

The Nissan Juke returns, with its unique identity, exciting performance and advanced technology

Almost a decade after it set the bar for compact crossovers through its distinctive personality and emphasis on fun, the next-generation Nissan Juke arrives to reinvent the segment once again. Fun to drive as ever, the all-new Juke delivers new levels of performance and technology, within a striking yet roomier dynamic crossover body. The Nissan Juke resonates with its stand-out design. The next-generation Juke has been created to appeal to drivers who value design, technology and performance, in addition to practicality, in the crossover segment.

The new design and driving experience will appeal to the growing number of customers opting for compact crossovers. The Juke has grown up, while still retaining the fun-to-drive qualities that have always made it stand out. Nissan Juke returns with larger dimensions and an athletic stance, 19-inch alloy wheels and coupé style ‘floating roof’ design. Equipped with full LED technology as standard, the latest Juke retains its iconic circular headlamps but with a new Y-shaped signature which complements Nissan’s V-Motion grille.

Transformed on the inside as well, new Juke is roomier for both passengers and their belongings, with rear-seat knee and head room increased and a boot capacity of 422 litres – providing 20% more storage room. A reimagined interior offers style and comfort boosted by improved driver positions and more user-friendly controls and storage. New softtouch materials on the dashboard, door trim and footwells offer a premium feel, complemented by standard monoform sporty seats and optional Alcantara or leather upholstery. Offering a new level of personalisation, the allnew Tekna+ grade package ensures that customers can truly make Juke their own. Multiple colour combinations for body, roof and interior upholstery are available – bringing out the car’s urban, premium and sporty character. Exterior personalisation is also offered as standard on Tekna+, with customisable bumpers, side sills and 19-inch alloy wheels. The sporty Juke is designed for agility, but the all-new crossover has also grown up, offering better roominess, while remaining compact and lighter by 23 kg. Thanks to high-strength steel, the newmodel features a more rigid platform that offers better stability, performance and cornering capabilities, and new levels of confidence and control. The Juke is powered by an efficient 1.0-litre threecylinder DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine with 117PS, giving drivers improved performance, fuel economy and refinement.

Available with an engaging 6-speed manual or sporty 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) paddle-shift transmission, and a driving mode selector (Eco, Standard, Sport), drivers can effortlessly match their driving style to any driving scenario for maximum fun on the road. The Juke is now loaded with Nissan’s infotainment and driver assistance technology. Featuring Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology, the new model is the most connected Nissan ever, empowering the driver with their own command centre.

ALL-NEW NISSAN JUKE
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01733 907608, smithsnissan.co.uk  

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