The new Renault 5 is being revived as an adorable crisp little electric car. Renault’s small EVs experience comes from the Zoe which can presumably replace by the 5 with the production version to be launched within three years.
It will be based on the smaller version of the second-generation Renault-Nissan EV platform.
The 5 concept was unveiled at an event in France where Renault joined the increasing number of European automakers committing to rapid electrification; with boss Luca de Meo saying the company is set to launch seven EVs by 2025, with 30 percent of its total production anticipated to be fully electric by the same time.
The Renault 5 Prototype is an electric-only model, with a design that features numerous references to various versions of the original 5, including the cult classic Supercinq and R5 Turbo versions, albeit given a modern EV twist. The front headlights are shared from the original design, while there’s a front-mounted EV charging port located where the radiator grille was placed before.
Renault design Chief Gilles Vidal said: “The design of the Renault 5 Prototype is based on the R5, a cult model of our heritage. This prototype simply embodies modernity, a vehicle relevant to its time: urban, electric, attractive.”
Information on the powertrain, performance, or range is still under the wraps. The model reflects to feature front-wheel drive rather than rear-wheel drive, and trunk space looks fairly minimal, but we will have to wait for any further details.