From Autocar, they confirm that the second electric car that Luca de Meo spoke about during the presentation of the Renaulution plan will be the electric Renault 4. It will come after the Renault 5 offering a more practical personality than this.
The presentation of the electric Renault 5 as a conceptual model last January during the presentation of the Renaulution strategy left in the background the other electric car that we assumed would also be presented, the Renault 4.
And it was based on this that we launched an article pondering whether or not there was a real possibility that this electric would arrive from Renault since nothing was officially mentioned at that time about the possible arrival of the Renault 4.
During the presentation of his Renaulution plan, Luca de Meo confirmed that the Renault 5 was one of the two cars that the French firm would launch based on a model from the French firm’s past, leaving up in the air which the second model would be. Now Autocar is once again putting a new iteration of what was Renault’s most practical car in the forefront of the news in the years in which it was marketed during the last century.
From the British media, they refer to an internal company source, with whom they have had direct contact. This person would have confirmed directly to Autocar that, indeed, the second electric to which Luca de Meo referred during the presentation of the French company’s product plan is the electric Renault 4.
The orientation that the signature of the diamond will give to the electric Renault 4 will be different from that of the Renault 5, and both models will be separated by a time interval of no more than two years. While the Renault 5 will play the role of acute and halo car, the Renault 4 will postulate itself as the coherent and practical alternative within the French firm’s offer. However, both models will be based on the same platform, the CMF-B, the result of the alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi.
In this way, they will also offer a kind of double relief to the successful Renault ZOE since although the company anticipates that the Renault 5 will be more affordable than this, its less practical facet will be compensated with the offer of the Renault 4. It is expected that by when On the 5th it reaches the market between 2023 and 2024, the ZOE is discontinued. For its part, the Renault 4 will not arrive before 2025.
It is assumed that, like the Renault 5, the new Renault 4 makes a clear nod to the past Renault 4, with a production model that follows the lines of the render that illustrates the cover of this article, the designer’s work David Obendorfer.
Thus, the identities of two more electric cars are confirmed. Two new models will be part of the product offensive that Renault has prepared with a total of 13 new electric cars that will be launched from now until 2025.
One more of them will be the new Renault Mégane. The compact of the French firm will transform both in terms of energy and conceptual terms, as it will go from being a traditional compact saloon to a compact crossover that will rely on its power trains solely on electricity.