Renault 5 reborn in electric prototype form

HERO Renault 5 Prototype

The Renault 5 Prototype is heavily influenced by the old production model but has some distinctive modern design details

The Renault 5 Prototype has been unveiled – a small electric car with a retro feel. The idea, says Gilles Vidal, Renault’s design director, was to create a functional city vehicle that draws on the old icon. 

The original Renault 5 was produced from 1972 to 1985, before the company introduced the second generation which was discontinued in 1996. The first gen with its simple boxy shape and distinctive steep-sloping rear was styled by Michel Boué, and became France’s best-selling car between 1972 and 1986.

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