Renault plays at home during the Paris Motor Show. For this reason, the diamond firm has made an important display of novelties, among which the 4EVer Trophy prototype stands out, a concept car that not only pays homage to the popular 4L Trophy student raid but also serves as a prelude to the launch in 2025 of a 100% electric remake of the classic Renault 4L (1961-1992), popularly known as “4 Latas” in our country.
The Renault 4EVer Trophy sits on the CMF-BEV modular platform, which shares 50% of its components with the CMF-B of the Renault Captur. This architecture will also be used in the next electric Renault R5 (2024). According to the company, the aesthetics of the prototype corresponds 95% to that of the production vehicle.
Off-road elements such as the widened wings, the 19-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, the bumper and sidewall protections, the raised suspensions, the roof rack, or the shovel located on the rear window will not make it to the final model, although we can expect it to feature numerous customization options.
The nods to the original 4L are evident: the round headlights enclosed by a horizontal grille, the trapezoid-shaped third window, the almost vertical rear, the rectangular lights made up of three modules… Within Renault’s electric range, the new 4EVer is It will straddle the R5 and the new Megane E-TECH.
The Renault 4EVer will be the electric equivalent of the Captur
Our protagonist is 4.16 meters long, its electric motor produces 136 CV (100 kW) and it has a 42 kWh capacity battery pack. It is interesting to note that it will have a van version (Renault Express), which will become a smaller and more affordable alternative to the Kangoo E-TECH. Both models will be made in Maubeuge (France).
Laure Gregoire, product director, estimates that by 2027 electric cars will have a 45% share of the B-SUV segment, compared to 5.3% today. During the first half of 2022, this category was the most important in the European market (almost 1 million units), so the 4EVer will play a strategic role for Renault.
The main rival of the Renault 4EVer will be the Volkswagen ID.2, a 4.10-meter-long B-SUV that will also opt for a retro aesthetic. Both will compete against other proposals such as the Citroën ë-C3 Aircross, the FIAT 600, the Hyundai Kona Electric, the Jeep Avenger, the Opel Mokka-e, the Peugeot e-2008, the Skoda Elroq, etc.