Renault positions itself towards technology, service and clean energy. 14 new models will come by 2025, seven of them fully electric. And then there’s the R5 prototype!
- Dieter Liechti
With its Nouvelle Vague, Renault wants to set innovative and contemporary standards in the automotive industry. The aim is to strengthen the leadership role in the energy transition through electrical and hydrogen solutions and to offer the greenest drive mix of all manufacturers in Europe by 2025. There will be an electric or hybrid version of all innovations. The iconic Renault 5 Prototype is an example of the new direction.
“It’s about bringing the new zeitgeist into the automotive industry,” says Luce de Meo, CEO Groupe Renault, commenting on the new strategy called Renaulution. “We are anchoring this vision of modernity in France. Because as a brand we know that our soul and our strength lie in our origins. The new electric Renault 5 Prototype embodies the Nouvelle Vague: On the one hand, the R5 is closely linked to the history of Renault, but at the same time stands for the future of the brand and will make electric cars popular. “
The Renault developers have put a cool city car on the wheels that combines the iconic R5 design with an all-electric drive. So the icon drives emission-free into the future while preserving the fun factor and the carefree character of its ancestors.
With the original design into the present
Because the Renault 5 Prototype takes up the concise features of the original design, but carries them into the present with smooth surfaces and futuristic details. Practical: the flap for connecting the charging cable is now hidden where the massive air inlet used to be on the bonnet. According to the French, the surfaces and materials are inspired by the world of electronics, furniture design and sports.
“The design of the Renault 5 Prototype is based on the R5, a real Renault cult model”, confirms Renault Design Director Gilles Vidal. “This study simply embodies modernity, a vehicle that corresponds to its time: urban, electric, attractive.”
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