It looks like we didn’t need to wait long to view the fifth-generation Renault Clio in full, as leaked images of the B-segment model have been posted on Instagram by cardesignworld.

At first glance, the hatchback is certainly quite the looker despite its evolutionary styling approach. There’s clear inspiration from the larger Megane IV here, most noticeably the design of headlamps with C-shaped LED daytime running lights.

The grille is as we’ve seen in Renault’s earlier teaser, with the brand’s logo sitting prominently in the centre, with thin chrome strips and gloss black pins – the latter is reminiscent of the latest Kadjar.

Along the sides, cues from the fourth-generation model have been retained, including the upswept windowline, sloping roofline and decorative trim in the lower region. The rear door handles continue to be tucked away close to the C-pillar, which is again, another design element of the previous model.

As for the rear, a redesigned hatch hints at a larger aperture to the boot, while sleeker taillights feature C-shaped graphics to match those at the front. Further down, the new bumper does away with the horizontal strakes of the previous model for a cleaner look, while the placement of the number plate is higher up.

These images also reveal the different trim packages that the Clio will get, including a sporty option (likely the GT Line) that adds on silver highlights front and rear, along with dedicated badging.

Renault has already revealed the Clio V’s interior very recently, and as we’ve detailed, the ‘Smart Cockpit’ offers better ergonomics and a more upmarket feel compared to its predecessor.

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