Renault is unveiling a contemporary, electrical model of its iconic Renault 4 on the Paris Motor Present
The Renault 4 is far more than a automotive: it’s a true icon. With over 8 million items bought in additional than 100 nations, it has been crossing generational and social gaps for the previous 60 years. It’s as snug in cities as far out within the countryside, and multipurpose – you may drive it to work and on lengthy journeys, use it to hold hundreds, and much more.
It’s unpretentious but in, stylish but a automotive for everybody, and appeals to women and men alike.
Manufacturing was discontinued 30 years in the past however the 4L has by no means left the limelight. It is without doubt one of the authentic young-timer classic automobiles and the previous 25 years have seen the 4L Trophy show again and again its value as a flexible automotive constructed to final. This explains why it’s nonetheless a crowd pleaser, particularly with the youthful generations.
The 4EVER Trophy present automotive that Renault is unveiling on the 2022 Paris Motor Present is its second iconic mannequin to get an electrical reboot, following Renault 5 Prototype, in the course of the Renaulution. Renault, in different phrases, is tapping into its illustrious previous to higher electrify its future.
A contemporary twist and quite a lot of daring
The Renault 4EVER Trophy present automotive creates new reminiscences whereas bringing again previous ones. Beneath a muscular exterior, the stylistic ties to its 4L predecessor are evident. The unique automotive’s primary options have been revived:
- The silhouette with the outstanding bonnet, bumper, and hallmark angled rear part, are readily recognisable
- The rear, trapezoidal facet home windows with their rounded corners are situated simply above the rear wheels
- The entrance flanks have been left naked (no lights or fashionable markers)
- The wings sit atop the wheel arches and attain by to the defend
The retro model blends harmoniously with the remainder of the in any other case subtle and technological traces.
The present automotive has beneficiant curves and a really elaborate grille. The ‘extremely tech’ connections between the spokes and bodywork deliver an added layer of precision and modernity. The identical will be mentioned for the meticulously honed rim across the roof.
“Renault 4 is a delusion. And myths by no means die! R4 is a automotive that everybody can love, and immediately we need to rediscover this common dimension by a contemporary and electrical reinterpretation.“
Luca de Meo, Chief Government Officer of RENAULT S.A
“To deliver 4EVER Trophy into the fashionable period, we now have infused its streamlined form with technological sophistication. All these elements have been fastidiously crafted in order that the design resonates with those that are acquainted with the 4L and its illustrious historical past, and with youthful generations.”
Gilles Vidal, VP, Renault Model, Design
A novel gentle signature
4EVER Trophy places a brand new twist on the Renault 4’s iconic huge horizontal grille that includes the spherical, built-in lamps, now with Matrix LED lights. The modern lights give the car a powerful id. Whereas the recognisable pill-shaped hind lights have additionally been totally redesigned, they continue to be readily recognisable and are a transparent nod to the long-lasting 4L.
A light-weight off-roader desirous to discover
An electrical car that ventures off the overwhelmed monitor: that’s what the rugged 4EVER Trophy present automotive conveys at first look. The electrical motor displays the long run manufacturing mannequin.
The low part on 4EVER Trophy, painted Gun Metallic Silver, has been designed for the good outside. An open invitation to discover new horizons, this present automotive exudes a clearly adventurous spirit. It has a sure aptitude to its look with the silver coat, and magenta highlights on the roof straps, suspension springs and wheel emblems.
The dune-buggy vibe provides 4EVER Trophy a aggressive look. The hollowed-out bonnet has an enormous air exhaust that vastly improves the efficacy of the radiator situated within the centre of the defend. The entrance overhang has been shortened significantly for a better clearance capability.
With a spare tyre situated on the carbon fibre roof, and a shovel and waffle boards on the higher part of the rear door, the automotive is able to sort out any scenario.
The huge physique safety panels on the decrease part are made with a substantial 20 cm clearance across the wheel arches. The high-seated physique highlights the width of the 753 mm wheels mounted on 19 inch rims. The underbelly has been bolstered to offer better safety for the battery situated in the course of the chassis.
Every wheel on 4EVER Trophy has a visual compressor that may be readily adjusted from contained in the automotive to adapt the tyre strain to go well with the terrain.
Whereas 4EVER Trophy is clearly an off-road automotive by nature, it was additionally designed to be loved on any street, fuss-free. The longer term electrical 4L goals to be as versatile as its predecessor as soon as was – or slightly has at all times been since 1962.
A future B phase SUV
The 4EVER Trophy present automotive paves the best way for the long run all-electric B Section SUV that will likely be comfy on city and rural roads alike.
Just like the Renault 5, it will likely be made utilizing the brand new CMF-BEV platform for B phase electrical automobiles. The platform will assure the very best efficiency when it comes to vary, acoustics, and on-road behaviour, with out compromising on the design.
The market positioning of the long run Renault 5 and Renault 4 will likely be very like that of Clio and Captur. The 4EVER Trophy and Renault 5 Prototype on show on the Renault stand in the course of the Paris Motor Present embody Renault’s “nouvelle obscure”.
Like its predecessor, the long run car constructed off 4EVER Trophy’s design will likely be made in France. Because of their shared traits, all automobiles utilizing the CMF-BEV platform will likely be constructed within the ElectriCity hub in northern France.
Technical specs Renault 4EVER Trophy
Size: 4,160 mm