Renault 5 EV Concept Pays Tribute To 5 hatchback from the 1970s
- on January 17, 2021
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The French automaker has unveiled the Renault 5 EV concept, which pays homage to the Renault Le Car - the iconic 5 hatchback from the 1970s. At the launch event, the boss Luca de Meo stated the automaker has plans to introduce seven electric vehicles in the next four years, with 30% of its total production consisting of all-electric vehicles.
The 5 concept electric hatchback would apparently be one of these, though the company did not confirm this yet. What the automaker said is, “it demonstrates how Renault will democratize the electric car in Europe with a modern approach influenced by one of the most popular and essential cars of its era.”
Comparing it to the Le Car, the concept features more muscular outlines than its predecessor. However, the 5 concept keeps the original’s combination of trapezoidal headlights, a sharply combed tailgate, and taillights incorporated into the C-pillars.
Renault only showed us the exterior images, so we have no idea of the interior. However, we know it has the charging port on the front fender, and the Renault logo can illuminate.
In the column of things we do not know yet, lies the powertrain, performance, and range. We can guess the drivetrain, though; it would be a front-wheel drive, and seeing the images, we can also tell the boot space will be minimal.
It has been a long time since the French automaker stopped selling its vehicles in the U.S. Still, the company has no plans to return. We really love to see this cute baby EV in the U.S., Australia, and most parts of Europe.