Iconic Renault 5 returning to the roads as an all-new electric supermini


THE iconic Renault 5 is coming back — as an electric runabout.

The sporty hatchback was originally made from 1972 to 1996 and became France’s most popular car in the 80s.

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Renault’s iconic Renault 5 name is being brought back in the form of this all-new fully-electric supermini

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The sporty hatchback was originally made from 1972 to 1996

Now Renault is reviving it as part of a drive to launch seven fully-electric models by 2025.

Called the Renault 5 Prototype, it will rival other electric small cars such as the MINI Electric and Honda e, with the promise of an affordable price, according to Renault boss Luca De Meo.

Insiders say the new R5 retains much of the design of the original car, but with modernised headlights, bootlid and rear lights.

Renault designer Gilles Vidal said: “The design of the Renault 5 Prototype is based on the R5, a cult model of our heritage. This prototype simply embodies modernity, a vehicle relevant to its time: urban, electric, attractive.”

The new Renault 5 will be a five-door electric supermini, with the rear doors integrated into the design and hidden door handles in the C-pillar.

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Called the Renault 5 Prototype, it will rival other electric small cars such as the MINI Electric and Honda e

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The new 5 will come with the promise of an affordable price, according to Renault boss Luca De Meo

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No interior shots have been revealed, but the cabin appears to be a minimalist environment, with only a transparent digital instrument panel visible on top of the dashboard.

The original Renault 5 was a favourite among youngs Brits in the 80s and a turbo-charged version won the 1981 Monte Carlo rally.

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