Renault has taken a good look at the compact Honda e and thinks it can do the same with an electric 5 as a prototype.
You rarely see beautiful, compact hatchbacks these days. The Honda e is a nice nod to the past, but also the only one of its kind. The time of the Peugeot 205, Alfasud Ti and the Renault 5 is generally behind us. Or not? Renault is going to breathe new life into the 5. Hurray!
Renault 5 Prototype
The rumor had been in the air for a while and now the news is official. Under the name 5 Prototype, Renault presents a modern interpretation of the classic model as we know it. Unfortunately it is still a prototype, but it is thumbs that it concept eventually comes to a great production car.
The Renault 5 Prototype is part of Renaulution. This is the new future plan of the French car manufacturer with the focus on sustainability and greening. By 2025, Renault will launch 14 models, 7 of which are fully electric and 7 in the C / D segment. All new models of the brand will have an electric or hybrid version.
This prototype is a compact electric city car. Dimensions and specifications have not been disclosed. It is therefore difficult to estimate how compact the retro model really is. The French do not say anything about a possible production version of this car. However, it is hoped that the Renault 5 will indeed return, if only to relive old times.
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