This positive is one unusual wanting Renault Clio!

The French carmaker has been spied testing what’s believed to be the revived Renault 5 electrical hatchback with a Clio mule physique, forward of production starting in 2024.

The most blatant indicators that this prototype isn’t really a Renault Clio are the broader entrance and rear tracks, tacked-on wheel arch flares, in addition to the charging port on the right-hand facet of the grille.

The manufacturing Renault 5 was previewed by a concept that was first revealed in early 2021, and impressed by the 1972 authentic with the form of the hatchback, rear gentle signature, and windowline carried over.

Renault confirmed the all-electric metropolis hatchback in September 2021, and on the time mentioned it could make its debut in production form during 2022. It’s unclear if this stays the case.

Seeing that is the primary time our spy photographers have captured a mule Renault 5, one would possibly speculate that we gained’t see full-body prototypes till subsequent 12 months.

Under the pores and skin, the Renault 5 will make use of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-BEV electrical platform, which is designed for Volkswagen Polo-sized automobiles (B-segment or gentle).

The CMF-BEV platform shares bits with the CMF-B platform, which underpins the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke crossovers, and guarantees to chop the worth of latest electrical automobiles by one third.

Renault hasn’t revealed particulars of the electrical hatchback’s energy and torque, battery dimension, and vary as of but.

It’s understood the battery pack can have a nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) chemistry, and the CMF-BEV platform will provide as much as 400km of vary in line with WLTP testing.

A brand new Nissan Micra electric city car may even be based mostly on the platform beneath the Renault 5, as might be high-performance Alpine version.

Both of those upcoming electrical automobiles (EVs) have been teased, with the Nissan Micra wanting bubbly and cute, and the Alpine Renault 5 EV having a big rear wing and rally spotlights on the entrance.

Renault’s retro revolution gained’t finish with the upcoming 5. The model’s electrical rollout will embody a Renault 4-inspired SUV, that may very well be referred to as 4ever, which was lately leaked in patent images.

A concept version of the reborn Renault 4 will headline the model’s presence at this 12 months’s Paris motor present kicking off in October.

Reports have steered the road-going Renault 4 EV will go into manufacturing in 2025.

While the roadgoing Renault 4 and 5 EVs stay a number of years off, it’s understood each are on the playing cards for Australia.

“Any new product that’s introduced from the EV facet, now we have our fingers up for,” Renault Australia common supervisor Glen Sealey told us in May this year.

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