- French automaker Renault just launched the Renault 5 Prototype: an all-electric version of its iconic 5 “supermini.”
- The 5 Prototype has a wonderfully retro and futuristic design.
- A production version could appear in less than three years, according to Top Gear.
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One of French automaker Renault’s most iconic cars was the Renault 5, a stylish “supermini” compact car that lasted for two generations before its discontinuation in 1996. But the 5 is back, it seems â€” this time as a sleek but still very retro all-electric prototype.
Because it’s just a prototype, not much more is known about the new EV 5, but Renault said it will “democratize the electric car in Europe.” It looks strikingly similar to the original’s beloved design.
Read on to see how Renault envisions its future with the 5.
French automaker Renault just unveiled the Renault 5 Prototype: an all-electric version of the iconic R5.
The Renault 5 was a popular compact car produced for two generations between 1972 and 1996.
The 5 returns as a petite EV meant to “democratize the electric car in Europe,” according to Renault.
The yellow headlights provide a pop of colour.
Other finishes on the prototype were inspired by electronics, furniture, and sports.
This is the closest look we have of the interior.
The rear lights have aero flaps.
The wheels are a tribute to the original 5.
The car’s design is both retro and futuristic.
It captures the same design elements as the original 5.
Renault didn’t announce many more specifics about the 5 Prototype.
So we don’t know how much it will cost or what sort of range it will return.
Although, Top Gear expects a production version to appear in less than three years. So that’s something to look forward to.
Source: Top Gear