Renault has unveiled the mid-life cycle update for the Renault Clio III, and has also revealed preliminary details on a new variant called the Clio GT. The Clio GT will slot in between the plain vanilla Clio and the powerful Clio 197.
From the initial press release it appears that the GT will be a Clio dressed up with a new aggressive front end styling incorporating a black grille, extended side sills, suspension settings unique to the GT, and a twin tailpipe design with a lip spoiler on the rear. It will be available with a new exclusive colour called Malta Blue. On the interior it will receive drilled aluminium pedal covers and extra side support for the front seats.
Other than that, the Clio GT doesn’t seem to have an engine with a power output in between the standard Clio (highest output – 138hp with the 2.0 VVT engine) and the 197, but this may be a fact that’s hidden until its Geneva unveiling. Ideally a boosted up version of the H4Jt with 160+ horses could be fitted in and make a suitable “warm hatch” engine.
The basic Clio facelift gets a few cosmetic changes as well as a new TomTom Carminat integrated GPS navigation system on the side. Check out more photos of the facelifted new Clio GT after the jump.