New Clio To Be Manufactured In Turkey

The crucially important for Renault’s future new Clio will be manufactured simultaneously at its Flins plant in France and the Bursa factory in Turkey, the automaker announced

Renault is planning to reduce Clio model production in France and to shift to Oyak-Renault plant in Bursa. According to the source, the 5th generation Clio will be manufactured at the plant in Bursa.

The French automobile manufacturer Renault is planning to manufacture Clio model at the plant in Bursa.

According to the source, Clio production in France would be most likely ended. Shifting plan of Clio manufacturing from France to Bursa is a sensible issue in terms of politic. Renault had aimed to shift the entire Clio production abroad in 2010, but regarding its biggest shareholder the French government opposed this suggestion, so, Renault quit this decision. However this time in response ending Clio production in France instead an electric car to be manufactured would light the impact of political decision.

The plant in Bursa has been manufacturing the 4th generation of Clio since 2012 to date. The plant is also the only production hub of Clio station-wagon body model and Megane sedan model in the world.

The French carmaker pointed out that, at this point, it “cannot supply any figures on the share of New Renault Clio production between these two plants”. Renault added that in Flins, production would be split between the new generation of the Clio and the new ZOE, an all-electric, five- door supermini, depending on demand. The new Clio made its world premiere at the ongoing 2012 Paris Motor Show where Renault displayed the regular five-door variants alongside the roomier and more practical Estate model and the high-performance RenaultSport 200 powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four with 197hp (200PS) connected to a standard dual-clutch transmission.

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