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Renault 5 platform targets keen dynamics, low cost

Gilles Godinot, CMF-B-EV platform manager, said: “It’s really flexible in terms of track width and wheelbase and of course overhang, but mainly track width and wheelbase are really flexible.”

The 4 crossover is slated to hit the market in 2026, a year after sales of the 5 hatchback began.

As previously reported by Autocar, Renault’s performance brand Alpine is developing a 5 hot hatchequipped with a shortened version of the 215 hp engine from the Mégane.

The new 5 concept was first unveiled at the announcement of the Renaulution plan, drawn up by Luca de Meo, Renault Group CEO, in 2021. He hailed it as an important part of Renault’s bid to generate 30% of its sales from electric vehicles by 2025.

The model is inspired by the original 5, produced over two generations between 1972 and 1996, with references such as the headlights and the square daytime running lights.

De Meo, who during his time at fiat was the key to reviving the fiat 500, said: “I know from experience that reinventing an iconic product ignites a fire throughout the brand. This is an iconic vehicle at a price that many can afford. And this is just the beginning for the entire Renault brand.”

The history of the Renault 5



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