Revealing its strategy for the next five years and beyond, Renault has confirmed plans to relaunch the Renault 5 as electric vehicle.
Freshly released images of the concept version, show styling elements taken from the original design to hide some of the more modern features.
The bonnet air intake hides the charging hatch, for example, the rear lights include aero flaps and the fog lamps in the bumper are daytime running lights.
There is even a nod to the original ‘5’ on the side vent, the wheels and rear logo.
A production version is expected to released within the next three years.
The new strategy will see Renault evolving and embracing modernity in the automotive industry to become a tech, service and clean energy brand.
Renault will continue its leadership in the transition to cleaner and more sustainble energy through electrified and hydrogen solutions, offering the greenest mix of vehicles in Europe by 2025.
Luca de Meo, CEO at Groupe Renault said: “It’s about bringing modernity to the automotive industry.
“We’ll move to an energy brand, strengthening our EV leadership with the Electro Pole project and investing in Hydrogen, aiming at achieving the greenest mix in Europe by 2025.
“We’ll also be a tech brand, through in-house innovation and through the Software République, an open ecosystem dedicated to develop a European expertise in key fields such as data or cybersecurity.
“This will give us a competitive edge as a service brand, with high-tech connected services, onboard and offboard.”
As for technology, Renault will take advantage of the “Software République”, an open ecosystem dedicated to software, data, cybersecurity and microelectronics.
This will fuel the Renault line-up with enhanced connected services.
Value will come through a wider variety of vehicles in the C-segment, the development of cutting-edge technologies and new lifecycle business opportunities.
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