Over 12 million Clios have been sold in 22 years. Now the fourth-generation Clio has been launched for January 2013 delivery.

Designed by the same team as Renault's concept car DeZir, new Clio's sleek exterior look is certainly a head turner.

Following its world debut at the Paris Motor Show, Renault Ireland has confirmed pricing and specifications.

New Clio will be available solely in five-door guise, but with a coupé-like silhouette incorporating hidden rear door handles and a sportier profile.

To back up its contemporary look, Ireland's Expression model will also be priced to tackle its rivals with an entry price of €14,990 or €149 per month from Renault Finance.