Renault moves into a new era bringing modernity to the European automotive industry by evolving into a tech, service and cleannenergy brand

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The RENAULT 5 Prototype

The new all-electric Renault 5, a modern twist on a classic but still the same electrifying drive

Rebirth of an icon

Renault believes the soul of the brand lies firmly within its roots, this inspired our design team to reinvent the world-renowned Renault 5. The Renault 5 Prototype - an all-electric car for all people.


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An icon re-invented for the 21st century

Renault design chief 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 Renault 5 Prototype is an all-electric 5-door supermini.  The design features numerous references to different versions of the original 5 stable, including the cult classic Renault 5 GT Turbo and the Supercinq.  Such as, the flared wheel arches, the headlights and upright rear lights.  The off-centre bonnet air-intake cleverly serves as the EV charging point and the fog lights in the lower front bumper serve as daytime running lights.   


The production version of the Renault 5 Prototype will use the same fully electric technology as the ZOE.  Exact specifications have not been finalised. The ZOE makes use of a 50kWh battery pack enabling a maximum range of 245 miles, while recharging speed is capped at 50kW. Buyers have a choice of two electric motor options - one car with a 132bhp motor and one with 108bhp.

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A nod to the past

The original Renault 5 was launched in 1972 and by 1980, it was one of the best-selling cars in the world. In 1976 the 5 Gordini was released in the UK), known as  one of the world’s first true hot hatches.  Renault 5 GT Turbo followed in 1980. Finally the second generation known as the Supercinq, launched in 1984 with a revised look and built on a new platform. 

From concept to reality

The future is now

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