The Renault 5 of the Nineteen Seventies, offered within the U.S. because the Le Automotive, is about to return as an electrical automobile.
Renault previewed the fashionable 5 two years in the past with the 5 Prototype present automobile, and on the 2024 Geneva auto present subsequent February, the automaker will lastly present the manufacturing model. Gross sales in markets the place the French manufacturers operates are on account of begin later in 2024, with the beginning of deliveries to comply with in early 2025.
A high-performance model of the fashionable 5 developed by Alpine may even be launched subsequent 12 months because the A290. Alpine, which plans a U.S. launch in 2027, previewed the A290 in Could with an idea automobile.
Teaser photographs launched on Thursday recommend the fashionable 5, which will probably be generally known as the Renault 5 E-Tech, will carefully resemble the 5 Prototype. The lights look comparable, and Renault has even retained the 5 Prototype’s battery cost indicator positioned on the hood in the identical place the place the unique 5 had a vent.
Teaser for Renault 5 E-Tech debuting at 2024 Geneva auto present
The Renault 5 E-Tech will measure simply 154 inches lengthy, making it barely longer than a Mini Cooper.
A number of battery choices will probably be provided, and a 52-kwh unit will probably be provided initially. Renault estimates a variety of greater than 200 miles for this battery. Bidirectional charging may even be obtainable, a know-how that, in sure instances, can allow power to be offered again to the grid or used to energy a house.
Renault by no means confirmed the inside of the 5 Prototype however mentioned it featured a freestanding glass show for various automobile features. Search for the acquainted digital gauge cluster and touchscreen infotainment hub to seem within the 5 E-Tech. An AI-powered digital assistant generally known as Reno may even be featured, Renault has confirmed.
Renault 5 Prototype
The 5 E-Tech makes use of the CMF-B EV platform from the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, branded the AmpR Small platform by Renault. The modular platform, which options multi-link rear suspension, has been developed for subcompact and compact EVs and also will serve a Nissan Micra successor.
Powertrain particulars have not been introduced.
The 5 is not the one iconic nameplate Renault plans to revive for the electrical period. On the 2022 Paris auto present, Renault unveiled an idea for pint-size off-roader that previews a contemporary 4.