This certain is one unusual wanting Renault Clio!
The French carmaker has been spied testing what’s believed to be the revived Renault 5 electrical hatchback with a Clio mule physique, forward of manufacturing beginning in 2024.
The obvious indicators that this prototype isn’t actually a Renault Clio are the broader entrance and rear tracks, tacked-on wheel arch flares, in addition to the charging port on the right-hand aspect of the grille.
The manufacturing Renault 5 was previewed by an idea that was first revealed in early 2021, and impressed by the 1972 authentic with the form of the hatchback, rear mild signature, and windowline carried over.
Renault confirmed the all-electric metropolis hatchback in September 2021, and on the time stated it might make its debut in manufacturing type throughout 2022. It’s unclear if this stays the case.
Seeing that is the primary time our spy photographers have captured a mule Renault 5, one would possibly speculate that we received’t see full-body prototypes till subsequent 12 months.
Beneath the pores and skin, the Renault 5 will make use of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-BEV electrical platform, which is designed for Volkswagen Polo-sized vehicles (B-segment or mild).
The CMF-BEV platform shares bits with the CMF-B platform, which underpins the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke crossovers, and guarantees to chop the worth of latest electrical vehicles by one third.
Renault hasn’t revealed particulars of the electrical hatchback’s energy and torque, battery measurement, and vary as of but.
It’s understood the battery pack may have a nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) chemistry, and the CMF-BEV platform will supply as much as 400km of vary in accordance with WLTP testing.
A brand new Nissan Micra electrical metropolis automobile will even be primarily based on the platform beneath the Renault 5, as will likely be high-performance Alpine model.
Each of those upcoming electrical automobiles (EVs) have been teased, with the Nissan Micra wanting bubbly and cute, and the Alpine Renault 5 EV having a big rear wing and rally spotlights on the entrance.
Renault’s retro revolution received’t finish with the upcoming 5. The model’s electrical rollout will embrace a Renault 4-inspired SUV, that could possibly be referred to as 4ever, which was lately leaked in patent photographs.
An idea model of the reborn Renault 4 will headline the model’s presence at this 12 months’s Paris motor present kicking off in October.
Stories have prompt the road-going Renault 4 EV will go into manufacturing in 2025.
Whereas the roadgoing Renault 4 and 5 EVs stay a number of years off, it’s understood each are on the playing cards for Australia.
“Any new product that’s introduced from the EV aspect, we’ve got our palms up for,” Renault Australia normal supervisor Glen Sealey instructed us in Could this 12 months.
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