Renault 5 Prototype: The R-5 returns and will be electric

With the aim of “democratizing and making electric vehicles available to all” in Europe, the Rombo brings back one of its most popular models.

Renault announced that it is recovering one of its best known models in its history, the Renault 5, con el objetivo de "Democratize and make available to all" electric vehicles in Europe.

Like the original version of the R-5, produced between 1972 and 1985, the Renault 5 prototype that was exhibited as a preview maintains its character "Fun, anti-crisis and carefree" with his yellow body "Very pop", according to the team of designers led by Gilles Vidal.

Renault 5 prototypeThe prototype includes the main lines of the original design of its ancestor, to which it adds finishes and materials inspired by the world of electronics, furniture and sports.


What has been sought is "install" to the Renault 5 in its new time, which is characterized by being urban, electric and attractive, according to the Rombo brand.

Thus, the hood's air intake hides the battery recharging hatch, the taillights include aerodynamic deflectors, the bumper fog lights are daytime running lights, and the front and roof (in fabric) come from the world of furniture.

Renault 5 prototypeThe front grille, the wheels and the rear logo (illuminated, as does the rear) have been recovered as a nod to the original "5", while the mirrors are finished with the French flag.

The new model will use the CMF platform, which the French group uses for the modeling of its zero-emission vehicles with a more contained body.


The Renault 5 Prototype was unveiled during the event Renaulution, the strategic plan of the Renault Group for the next five years. Your goal is achieve an operating margin of 3% in 2023 through cuts in investments and fixed costs, and greater efficiency in all its operations.

In the case of Renault, it will launch 14 vehicles, of which seven will be 100% electric and the other seven will be in the C (compact) and D (saloon) segments.



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