Renault to bring back classic models as EVs

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The plans will be officially confirmed later this week but, if these details from Reuters are accurate, Renault is looking to revive two classic models as fully electric vehicles.

First off will be the “new” Renault 4, initially introduced in the early 1960s as a rival to the original Mini and Citroen 2CV. Following will be a modernised, electric version of the Renault 5.

No details were given regarding powertrains or specifications, but we’d expect the reboots to ride on a smaller variant of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s electric-only CMF-EV platform.

The Renault 4 is reportedly coming back as an all-electric hatchback.

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The Renault 4 is reportedly coming back as an all-electric hatchback.

With any luck, Renault will turn the volts up for some spicier variants, particularly in the case of the 5. Remember the Renault 5 Alpine from way back when? Or even the bonkers Renault 5 Turbo? Give us an all-electric hot hatch like that, please and thank you.

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We should get all the details later this week when Renault’s new boss, Luca de Meo, unveils the full plan, apparently dubbed ‘Renaulution’.

Not only that but the Renault 5 is also set to make a comeback. Could it even spawn another Renault 5 Turbo?

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Not only that but the Renault 5 is also set to make a comeback. Could it even spawn another Renault 5 Turbo?

It follows announcements of cost savings and job cuts to recuperate as much as 2 billion euros, lost after a one-two punch of pressure to produce cleaner vehicles and Covid-19 wreaking havoc on the global auto industry.

The plan will also include three new electric sports cars for the Alpine subbrand.

According to Reuters, Renault wants to trim down its model family and “hone in on profitable products, as well as potentially exiting some markets, reversing the global push based on volumes under former boss Carlos Ghosn.”

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I love anything to do with classic cars and vintage cars and I own a few classic cars. I regular attend classic car shows in my spare time.

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