AutosRenault 5's release draws near: Fresh news expected in December

Renault 5's release draws near: Fresh news expected in December

New shots of the electric Renault 5
New shots of the electric Renault 5
Images source: © Press materials | Renault
8:47 PM EST, December 10, 2023

Without a doubt, the release of the Renault 5 is eagerly anticipated by fans of French automobiles and beyond. The Paris-based manufacturer initiated a major campaign just over two months before the car's premiere to increase public interest.

The Renault 5 is a legendary car in both French and global automotive history. Primarily, in its basic version, it was a compact hatchback that perfectly served as a "car for the people". A total of 5.5 million units were sold, illustrating its success. The car's legendary status was further cemented by the sports versions that Renault was keen on producing.

The Renault 5 was retired in 1996 and replaced by the Clio model. Few expected that more than a quarter-century later, this car would make a return. Despite this, the reborn Renault 5 will appear in a completely new guise.

This new version will be an electric car, but it aims to remain faithful to its origin - a nimble hatchback with a dash of sportiness that is sure to captivate brand enthusiasts. As for its appearance? Renault has just given us a sneak peek at the design of their new car.

The photographs offer only tantalizing glimpses - a few close-ups of features such as the hood, the front of the car, and the lights. A distinct feature is an indicator placed on the car's hood that shows the car's charge level. Uniquely, it will display a full number 5 instead of a traditional full bar.

Renault plays to the adage: The more you get, the more you want

That's the roundup so far. Have fans' appetites been whetted? If not, that's exactly what Renault wanted. This meagre offering of photographs is a clever strategy by the French automaker and they're not trying to deny it.

  • New shots of the electric Renault 5
  • New shots of the electric Renault 5
  • New shots of the electric Renault 5
  • New shots of the electric Renault 5
  • New shots of the electric Renault 5
  • New shots of the electric Renault 5
  • New shots of the electric Renault 5
  • New shots of the electric Renault 5
[1/8] New shots of the electric Renault 5Images source: © Press materials | Renault

These photographs just mark the beginning - Renault has announced plans to launch a full campaign in December, during which they will gradually reveal details of the new model. Expect to be inundated with information about the Renault 5, albeit in small morsels rather than a full feast.

In terms of technical specifications, only details about the batteries have been revealed so far. The car will feature batteries of two different capacities. The larger battery, boasting 52 kWh, will provide a driving range of approximately 249 miles. Additional details are expected soon.

The debut of the Renault 5 is set for February 26, 2024, and it will be one of the main highlights at the international Geneva Motor Show.

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