Today's Guardian has an entertaining review of the new Clio (once you're past the first paragraph which cites an ad campaign we never saw).
A brief sample:
"Even a decade and a half later, the car's gameplan hasn't changed. The mission is to produce a hatchback that appears cute and cherishable in such a way as to make ostensible rivals - the VW Polo, for instance - look about as life-affirming as a single-drawer filing cabinet. At the same time, the design must be seen to stop well short of whimsy and the kind of nakedly ticklesome, nursery-frieze stylings that these days leave many cars of this nature looking like shrunken ice-cream vans....<snip>...Altogether, then, we are in the presence of that increasingly rare thing: a small car which communicates its appeal with a sly wink, rather than jumping up in full costume and giving you a 10-minute Coco the Clown routine. Somehow the new Clio manages to look light without seeming frivolous, and serious without being ponderous, which is a pretty agile trick for a lump of steel with headlamps on it."