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The Renault 5 is back, with retro shapes and cutting-edge technologies

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The Renault 5 is back, with retro shapes and cutting-edge technologies

RENAULUZIONARIA – The shapes are the iconic ones of the old Renault 5, but everything else is extremely current. Electric, digital, responsible and circular, the new Renault 5 E-Tech Electric it is the emblem of the industrial renewal and the electric turning point of the transalpine brand, which will have a prezzo base less than 25.000 euro.

VINTAGE REFERENCES – Aesthetically the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric recalls the style of the model born in 1972, reinterpreting that design recognizable in light of electric mobility. For example, where there was a grille on the bonnet of the old model, there is now a charge indicator which, through the number 5, lights up when the driver approaches the car, showing the battery level. Even the sportier Renault 5 Turbo is remembered by the new model, not only in its well-planted posture on the road but also in the light signature that draws two rectangles with rounded corners in the front bumper, where the Turbo’s fog lights were located. At launch, the Renault 5 E-Tech Electric it will be available in five body colours, of which two, Pop Yellow and Pop Green, are directly inspired by two colors from the original 5 catalogue. Less exuberant are Pearl White, Etoilé Black and Midnight Blue. All colors can be combined with the black roof.

NEW PLATFORM – With a length of 3.92 metersthe new Renault 5 E-Tech It is positioned in terms of dimensions between the Twingo (which is 30 cm shorter) and the Clio (9 cm longer). The wheelbase of 2.54 meters (4 cm less than that of the Clio), obtained thanks to very reduced overhangs, heralds interesting habitability. The width is 1.77 metres, while the height of 1.50 meters is 6 cm higher than that of the Clio and 5 cm lower than the Twingo. All versions are fitted with 18-inch wheels. Under a vintage silhouette, lies the new AmpR Small platform, which the new Renault 5 brings to its debut. The advantages of the new architecture are a flat floor, a long wheelbase (2.54 metres), habitability and boot volume (326 litres), in addition to a low center of gravity and a weighing less than 1,500 kg.

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INTERNI IN JEANS – Even in the passenger compartment of the Renault 5 E-Tech there is no shortage of references to the past, with the design of the seats taking direct inspiration from what was found on the R5 Turbo. The covering of the mid-range version, called Techno, is made with a tessuto Denim 100% recycled, which covers the seats, dashboard and internal door panels. Double dominates display horizontal composed of the 10-inch digital dashboard for the driver (however on the basic models it is 7 inches) flanked by the infotainment screen, 10 inches for all versions. Behind the rear sofa, three-seater and divisible in a 60:40 ratio, the trunk has a capacity of 326 literswith a space dedicated to the charging cable.

TWO BATTERIES AND THREE POWERS – The new Renault 5 E-Tech it is a city car designed for the city, but it is designed not to disdain out-of-town trips, thanks also to a refined rear multilink geometry which should offer more dynamism in tight bends and stability in wide ones. There drums lithium ions will be available in two variants: the first (which will be the only one offered at launch) is from 52 kWh and promises aautonomy until 400 km; the second will have a smaller capacity, 40 kWh, and a declared autonomy of 300 km. In any case, the battery powers a wound rotor synchronous electric motor, free of permanent magnets and rare earths. There will be three levels power available: 95, 120 and 150 hp, the first two available with the smallest battery and the most powerful with the 52 kWh unit. The 150 HP Renault 5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 8 seconds and its top speed is electronically limited to 150 km/h. The traction is front.

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BIDIRECTIONAL CHARGING – The Renault 5 E-Tech it will be the first to be equipped with the new one battery charger bidirectional alternating current (AC) from 11 kW which allows you to charge other devices with the car’s battery (V2L, vehicle-to-load) and ream meter electric energy in the network (V2G, vehicle-to-grid). This feature will be available for the 120 and 150 HP Renault 5s, while the base of the range will have a unidirectional 11 kW battery. From an 11 kW alternating current (AC) system, the largest battery will charge dal 10 a 100% in 4,5 ore. The 150 HP version can also count on a 100 kW direct current (DC) socket, while the other two variants are equipped with an 80 kW DC socket: in both cases, a quick charging station will only need 30 minutes to go from 15 to 80% charge.

TALK TO RENO – For the first time he gets into a company car Renault 5 E-Tech the new virtual travel companion Renoand avatar who interacts with passengers and accompanies them as they discover the car and its functions: it is able to answer the 200 most frequently asked questions regarding electrical functions but not only. It can also suggest that the user adopt certain car settings based on the context, for example suggesting switching to the air conditioning recycling mode if they notice an increase in pollution or switching from Sport to Eco mode in case of heavy traffic.

ADAS FROM THE UPPER SEGMENT – Safety while driving and ease of parking are two points on which the French company has particularly concentrated in the field of driving aids. In addition to the driver attention monitoring system, they debut on the Renault 5 E-Tech four more ADAS for the safety seen on the Megane E-Tech Electric: automatic emergency braking when reversing, front sensors with emergency trajectory correction, rear sensors with emergency trajectory correction and safe exit of the occupants. Active Driver Assist activates level 2 autonomous driving functions, thanks to adaptive cruise control with Stop&Go function and lane keeping assistance technology.

SETUP… FASHIONABLE – To the basic setup Evolution and the intermediate one Technothe version “ will be addedCollection”, destined to change every year like high fashion collections. The Renault 5 Evolution it offers 18″ alloy wheels as standard, 10-inch central display, keyless start, wireless compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, electric handbrake and full LED headlights with automatic switching. The version Techno it will offer alloy wheels as standard, a 10” instrument panel, Multi-Sense settings, parking camera, OpenR Link multimedia system with integrated Google, induction battery charger for smartphones, luminous charging indicator on the bonnet and Active Driver Assist. For the first year, the variant “Collection” will be called Iconic Cinq and includes two-tone paint, heated seats and steering wheel, parking assistant, front, rear and side obstacle sensors and a series of stylistic features. There will be no shortage of further accessories that will allow you to further personalize your car.

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