Renault 5 EV stars at Munich motor present – manufacturing due in 2024
As the unique Renault 5 nears its fiftieth anniversary, the French marque took to the Munich motor present to indicate its electrical idea for the very first time. Although the ultimate automobile continues to be a while away, affirmation of a 2024 manufacturing begin got here alongside the debut.
Beneath de Meo’s new look Renault, which is able to see Alpine develop into an all electrical sports activities automobile model, the subsequent Renault 5 shall be an all-electric hatch to rival the Honda E and Mini Electrical. The Alpine R5 will function the agency’s new electrical powertrain in its strongest type and can comply with within the tyre tracks of the Mini JCW electrical introduced earlier this yr.
With Alpine absorbing Renault Sport Vehicles, it is not going to solely be answerable for creating efficiency variant of the brand new Renault 5, sparking reminiscences of not solely the legendary R5 Turbo and GT Turbo days and R5 Alpine (or Gordini because it was recognized within the UK), however of all future Renault fashions, together with the subsequent era Megane in addition to crossover and SUVs.
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Renault’s new efficiency automobile technique will carefully mimic de Meo’s earlier plans carried out at Fiat and Seat the place he established Abarth and Cupra as standalone efficiency automobile manufacturers.
The brand new R5 takes many styling cues from the unique, together with its bonnet mounted air consumption, and is the work of lately appointed designer Gilles Vidal, who joined from PSA and was answerable for the equally retro wanting Peugeot E-Legend idea. “The design of the Renault 5 Prototype relies on the R5, a cult mannequin of our heritage. This prototype merely embodies modernity, a car related to its time: city, electrical, enticing,” stated Vidal.
As Renault continues to embark on a value reducing technique that can see €2bn saved, de Meo can even change the technique of the corporate, together with the alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi, which is able to end in a streamlining of its platforms from six to a few and its powertrain choices from eight to 4 and 7 new fashions launched by 2025.
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