The Renault 5 E-Tech is nearly upon us, with the retro-inspired EV today being teased for the first time in production form ahead of its full reveal early next year.
Measuring just under four metres in length, the French carmaker says that its latest creation is a city car through and through, in addition to reprising one of its most iconic models, the original R5.
You may remember seeing the new model in concept form back in 2021 and judging by the new teaser images, it doesn’t look like the production version strays too far from said concept. And considering how well received that car was, we’d say the showroom R5 already has a lot going for it.
Renault says the headlights of the new model are a key design feature that makes the car instantly recognisable. They also feature a mark in the centre of the lens which resembles the pupil of the human eye, a nod to the 1972 advert “The Adventures of Supercar”.
Also shown is a charge indicator light located on the top of the bonnet which forms the number “5” once the car is fully charged.
Another ode to the past can be found on the wheel arches, each pronounced by a sharp bulge that reminds of the iconic R5 Turbo.
Finally, a set of vertical taillights define the rear of the EV, flanking a black centre insert that features a “5” logo. The rear lights are also said to prevent air turbulence by extending slightly out of the side panel, making the car a bit slipperier.
This is the first vehicle to ride on Renault’s AmpR Small platform (formerly known as CMF-B EV) that houses a 52kWh battery, translating to just under 400km of range.
That’s all we can say about the new Renault 5 E-Tech until the EV is fully revealed at the 2024 Geneva International Motor Show on February 26.