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2025 Renault 4 EV previewed in Paris

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The refreshed Renault 4 concept was unveiled in Paris this week as the brand continues to reboot its storied past to define its electric future.

The Renault 4Ever Trophy has the necessary design elements of a concept car, but it all clearly shows us what to expect from the production model until 2025.

The iconic Renault 4 is making a comeback after a 30-year hiatus.

Reflecting the times, this new version of the old cheap and durable icon – eight million sales in 100 countries – will be an electric B-segment SUV.

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At just 4,160mm long, the Renault 4 concept is roughly similar to the Volkswagen T-Cross. The body shape suggests that the actual car will have tiny front and rear overhangs and high ground clearance.

By the middle of the decade, it will be competing in Europe and beyond The future trio of light electric SUVs of the Volkswagen Groupreborn Jeep Avenger EV, and Minnie Iceman EV.

He will sit next to the reborn Renault 5 of 2024another nod to one of the company’s greatest hits.

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“Renault 4 is a myth. And myths never die! The R4 is a car that everyone can love, and today we want to rediscover this universal dimension through a modern electric reimagining,” said company CEO Luca de Mea.

Stylistical connections to the OG Renault 4 include a silhouette with a backward-facing C-pillar. The 4Ever Trophy re-paints the horizontal grille with integrated headlights, now matrix LEDs.

It also uses side cameras instead of side mirrors, for example Genesis GV60.

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Some of the wilder elements of the concept are the purple roof straps, suspension springs and wheel emblems; hollowed-out aero hood; high-mounted spare, shovel and boards; and large 19-inch wheels.

Its tough off-road touches pay tribute to the humanitarian 4L Trophy Desert Rally: each wheel has a visible compressor that can be adjusted to reduce tire pressure to suit the sandy terrain.

Like the Renault 5, the reborn 4 will be built using the CMF-BEV platform of the Renault-Nissan alliance, which also underpins the next generation Nissan Micra. All vehicles using the CMF-BEV will be manufactured at the ElectriCity facility in northern France.

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The market positioning of the future Renault 5 and Renault 4 “will be very similar to the Clio and Captur”, Renault adds.

While there are no details on the drive yet, Renault last week in detail a new synchronous motor 5 ‘ePT-100kW’ with wound rotor and no rare earth materials, which will produce 100 kW of power. Expect it to stick around.

This new electric motor is a descendant of the more powerful ‘ePT-160 kW’ electric motor used in Renault Megane E-Tech Electric.

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The battery is expected to have a nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) chemistry and the CMF-BEV platform will offer a range of up to 400 km under WLTP testing.

Production of the road-going Renault 4 EV will reportedly begin in 2025.

Although the Renault 4 and 5 road cars are still a few years away, it’s understood both will be in the pipeline for Australia.

“We are ready to welcome any new product announced from the electric vehicle side,” Renault Australia General Manager Glen Seeley told us in May of this year.

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