The Renault 5 is making a comeback as an EV supermini
Honda E who?
Renault has just announced the rebirth of the iconic Renault 5 and it is coming back as an EV supermini to take on the Honda E.
This is still at its prototype stage, but filling the boots of an iconic 70s car is never going to be easy. The new Renault 5 prototype is to come alongside 14 other future EVs to join Renault's line-up along with a Renault 4 EV.
If you couldn't tell already, the new Renault 5 is an electric-only model which has several features reminiscent of those found on its ancestor. Some of these include references to the Supercinq and R5 Turbo versions. The front headlights have been modelled on the original design which is a nice touch.
It also features wider rear arches and a red stripe livery that offers a subtle nods to the R5 Turbo hot hatch, which could lead to a high-performance version of the new model in the future, perhaps?
Renault design chief Gilles Vidal said: “The design of the Renault 5 Prototype is based on the R5, a cult model of our heritage. This prototype simply embodies modernity, a vehicle relevant to its time: urban, electric, attractive.”
Renault is yet to confirm when this concept will go on sale as a production vehicle and to give full technical specifications, but judging by its looks, it'll be mighty fine.