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Renault Clio To Offer Swiveling Passenger Seat Option

Renault Clio Swivel Seat (Images courtesy Renault)
By Andrew Liszewski

When you’re 6′ 2″+, climbing in and out of small cars requires quite a bit of awkward twisting and bending. So instead of making fun of this new OEM swivel seat option that Renault is offering on its Clio in certain European markets, I’m going to hope that it eventually becomes standard equipment in everything smaller than a minivan.

By simply pulling on a small lever the passenger is able to turn their seat 75 degrees so that it’s facing out the door, making entering and exiting the vehicle a whole lot easier. Now with a price tag of just over $2,000 it’s not the cheapest option you can add to the Clio, but according to Renault that price is significantly cheaper than installing an after-market equivalent option.

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  • franco1975

    I hope no one installs these seats in celebrity vehicles if not I won't be able to see anymore celeb panties as they alight from a vehicle :)

  • obi1kenobi1

    This feature (along with a swinging steering wheel) was available on many family sedans in the 1950s. I guess it does make more sense in compact cars, since they are so hard to get in and out of comfortably (not a problem with the cars it was originally available on).

  • Jessicat

    $2000 for my taller passengers to get out with ease? I'm half Asian, I don't have this issue… Not my chair not my problem…that's what I say.

  • Jessicat

    Even if they do install them, celebs aren't classy enough to avoid those shots still. ;-)

  • Jessicat

    $2000 for my taller passengers to get out with ease? I'm half Asian, I don't have this issue… Not my chair not my problem…that's what I say.

  • Jessicat

    Even if they do install them, celebs aren't classy enough to avoid those shots still. ;-)