Renault said on Monday it would launch a revamped version of its small Clio car range at the start of next year, Reuters reported.

Europe's fourth biggest car maker, which is currently rolling out new versions of its popular Megane family that are crucial to revive the firm's profits, reportedly said the first versions of the new range would go on sale in January.

According to Reuters, Renault said the current version of the compact and curvy car had sold 3.8 million units since its launch in 1998, but did not give sales forecasts for its successor.

The new model is expected to share its platform with the redesigned Nissan Micra/March launched in Europe about a year ago.