Reborn Renault 4 EV teased
Renault continues to tap into the past to advance its future, presenting a concept version of the car Renault 4 ahead of its debut at the Paris auto show on October 17.
The company has released two silhouette images in the night, of the front and side views, showing the vehicle silhouette showing superiority with a clear high riding SUV stance.
Renault calls the concept “a modern twist on an iconic model that left its mark in the 1960s, 70s and 80s”.
We already know about the French company’s plans to bring the famous Renault 4 back as an electric car for the modern age, with a launch reported to be in 2025. The company calls it “the resurgence”. reinterpreted”.
This vintage-inspired EV will be a companion model to Renault 5 EV is about to be rebornwhich itself was released in car cover in January 2021.
Reports have suggested that the Renault 4 EV will enter production in 2025, about a year after the Renault 5 launch is expected in 2024.
One patent filings leakedOriginally shared by the Dutch site Autovisie in May 2021, suggesting that the car will retain a small, upright body like the original Renault 4.
Not much else is known about the revived Renault 4 EV at this stage, but it is said to share the 5’s CMF-B EV platform.
It will be one of about 10 electric vehicles from the Renault Group designed for launch by 2025: Including Megane E-Techreborn Renault 5, New landscape cross, and some models for Alpine.
Although the upcoming Renault 4 is still a few years away, it is understood to be on the Australian list.
“Any new product announced from the EV side, we have it available,” said Renault Australia General Manager, Glen Sealey told us in May this year.
The original Renault 4 was introduced in 1961 as a response to the Citroen 2CV, targeting lower-income French consumers in rural areas. Over eight million 4s were built during its lifetime.
The 2CV’s popularity as an urban car inspired Renault to introduce the 4 (and its smaller-engined sibling 3) as a more comfortable and practical rival to the Citroen.
Just as the 2CV outlasted the subsequent Citroen city cars and lasted until 1990, the Renault 4 continued to be produced in France until 1992 and until 1994 in Slovenia and Morocco.