Renault announces the new Clio |

Today, the French carmaker has announced the new Renault Clio, which they hope will follow the success of its predecessor, the Clio III, which won the Car of the Year award three years ago, in 2006. The new Clio is heavily influenced by the new Megane, especially the front part (the headlamps and broad grille in the lower part of the new front bumper).

Along with the new Clio, Renault will also introduce a GT version, which features a more aggressive frontal styling, a gloss black grille, extended side sills, twin exhaust tailpipes and lip spoiler, and will be available in an exclusive Malta Blue body color. Another new Clio feature will be Renault’s latest fully integrated GPS navigation, Carminat TomTom, which features a 5.8 inch color display, updateable navigation with traffic, safety camera locations and speed limit information.

The new Renault Clio will make its world debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show and it’s scheduled to go on sale in the UK in May 2009.

More photos after the jump.

Photo Gallery: The new Renault Clio

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