Costume National has teamed up with Renault to launch a customized limited edition of the French automaker's bestseller Clio city car, which was presented at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum on Monday.
Called Clio Costume National, the car, which will be exclusively available in Italy from April 12, has been decorated by Costume National creative director Ennio Capasa, who also created a one-of-a-kind show car of the Clio.
The commercial version, which is available both in a sedan and a sports option, features the interiors embellished with the same laminated 3-D leather that Capasa used to cover the show car. In addition, some elements of the bodywork are in Costume National logo’s signature gray tone. Clio Costume National is available in three colors — white, gray and black.
“Quality and innovation, values we share with Renault, have always been part of our tradition,” said Capasa, highlighting both the technological and craftsmanship qualities of the exclusive Italian leather used for the car. “I think this initiative has a symbolic meaning. In such a difficult moment for the country’s economy, I hope the fact that a company like Renault launches such an innovative project could represent the start of a change opening to more positive moments.”
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