Renault will revive its legendary R5 in the guise of a 100% electric model.
Expected in the coming years, this vehicle should be invoiced around 20,000 €.
It was the surprise of Renaulution, the new strategic plan that Renault presented on January 14. She will the star of the diamond range In the coming years. “She” is obviously the future 100% electric R5.
Modern interpretation of the legendary R5 which was launched in 1972 and sold more than 5.5 million copies until 1984, the car, which unveiled as a prototype, has already won over the public thanks to its neo-retro look, largely inspired by the original R5 (collected and compact look, vertical lights at the rear, sloping tailgate, wide hips …), and its zero emission engine.
But for the time being Renault has not yet revealed any information concerning the technical sheet of the machine. We therefore do not know its power (110 or 135 hp like the Zoe?), Not its performance and even less its range (up to 500 km?).
Cheaper than the Zoe
Obviously, at this point, its price is also a mystery. However Lucas de Meo, the Managing Director of the Renault group, has already announced that in terms of price this R5 “will be below the Zoe“.
The latter starting today at € 32,500 (R110 Life), excluding bonuses, we can therefore hope to see the R5 attack under € 30,000. At the entry level, it would thus be around € 20,000, once the ecological bonus has been deducted.
Announced replacement of the Zoe
“The Zoe is going to be on the market for another three or four years while we wait for the R5 to arrive. will have to play the role of Zoe currently, “said Luca de Meo.
For the marketing of the series electric R5, which will be manufactured in France at the Renault plant in Douai in the North (59). see you by 2025 …