Renault champions versatility with new 4 concept


Car Design News speaks to Renault’s head of concepts about the new Renault 4 concept and what it signals for the brand moving forward  

The Renault 4 was a car of the people. Hatchback in shape (in the truest sense of the word thanks to its innovative liftgate) but often used as an SUV, delivery van, work truck and people carrier, it sat in a class of its own.

Some 30 years on since it was discontinued, the name has been revived as a concept car that imagines how the model may have evolved had production carried on. The year is 2025, says Sandeep Bhambra, chief designer for concept cars, and the Renault 4 is now a high-riding B-segment SUV – the natural progression of the car, he suggests.

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