It is believed that the 2024 Renault 5 is one of the most anticipated electric supermini debuts in 2024, as it is expected to blend the latest technology with the enjoyment of driving at a low starting cost. Renault has already shared little bits of information regarding the coming EV which is why we collected everything we could get our hands on, as well as more precise renderings of the exterior.
2024 Renault 5 Redesign
The all-electric reincarnation of the R5 was first shown in prototype form in January 2021 The automaker vowed that it will be on the market. Based on the lightly camouflaged prototypes seen in recent teasers, the final version will be close to the original concept. Small adjustments and toned-down elements will increase the value of the model without compromising its retro-futuristic design that pays homage to the original and second-generation R5 that were released in 1982 and 1972 respectively.
Production versions will come with new LED lighting units that have been redesigned on both sides, new bumpers, wheels that are smaller in diameter, and regular mirrors and door handles. The French supermini will likely feature the body’s sculpted design, with prominent edges, a back end that is tapered, and the subtle plastic cladding that covers the lower part of the bodywork as well as on the wheels’ arches. A distinctive feature of the various R5 models is the high-mounted taillights, which come back in a modern design with LED-lit graphics.
While the regular R5 is like a sports car, the established performance-oriented version produced by Alpine will appear like a true hot hatch. The body kit that is inspired by rally was recently shown off by the concept A290_b however, it is likely to be reduced in size to be produced in the same manner. According to the most recent reports, the R5 will be about 3.92m (154.3 inches) in length, which puts it in the supermini category. This would make the EV just a little smaller than its main competitor which is it’s the VW ID.2, which measures 4.05 millimeters (159.4 inches) in length. At most in the form of a concept. Both are smaller than equivalents with ICE power (the Renault Clio and VW Polo) but they are likely to be larger inside, aided by the electronic underpinnings.
Renault hasn’t released any glimpses of the interior However, from the other concepts from its coming EV lineup, it will feature an abundance of environmentally friendly materials throughout the interior. Expect a sleek and modern design for the dashboard, with an edgy approach to the color and trim combination. We’re not sure what the R5 will use budget-friendly options for infotainment like the ones offered by Dacia however it’s likely at the very least in the entry-level trims.
Engine & Specs
Renault announced that its R5 is the very first vehicle to launch the brand new CMF-BEV design before it makes its way into future small-sized EVs that are part of the Renault Group brands. The electric model shares 70% of parts with its CMF-B counterpart that is currently used in ICE-powered models such as the Renault Clio/Captur, as well as Dacia’s entire line-up.
Renault engineers rave about the chassis configuration and the electric powertrain of the R5 saying that it will provide “best-in-class performance” and become “the benchmark for its segment in terms of driving pleasure”. The car’s performance can be “totally comparable” with the more powerful Renault Megane Etech, because of its chassis design featuring a highly sophisticated rear axle with multi-links and a low center of gravity, and a higher degree of rigidity.
The supermini will be equipped with one synchronous motor that is placed at the front it weighs 20kg (44 pounds) lower than the unit that is used in the Megane E-tech. For the output expected however, there are conflicting reports with Autocar reporting it will produce the equivalent of 134 horsepower (100 kW/136 PS) and L’Argus saying it will come with two models, one containing an output of 123 hp (92 kW/125 PS) and the 148 horsepower (110 150 PS/110 kW).
The battery that is 4-module is smaller in terms of size and 15kg (33 pounds) lighter than the 12-module model employed for the Renault Zoe, while being more efficient and less expensive to produce. French media reports they believe that the R5 will come with two capacities for batteries that are 42 and 52 kWh and the latter will have the possibility of electric ranges up to 420 kilometers (261 miles).
The only currently electric supermini options apart from the soon-to-be-defunct Renault Zoe and the dirt-cheap Dacia Spring are the recently updated Peugeot E-208 and Opel Corsa-e siblings. There are, however, several other rivals to the R5 coming soon and including twenty-four years from now, the Citroen e-C3, the 2024 Fiat Panda, and the 2025 VW ID.2 coming alongside a mechanically related Skoda. Additionally, there’s the electric version of the Nissan Micra which will share its foundation alongside the R5.
2024 Renault 5 Pricing & Release Date
Incredibly, Renault, Citroen, VW, and Skoda have all promised a start price of less than EUR25,000 ($27,500) to create EVs available to many European consumers. Apart from the conventional vehicle ownership plan automakers might also offer attractive leasing options, including the possibility of a lower monthly cost.
We’ll learn more details regarding the 2024 Renault 5 as we move closer to its launch which is scheduled for 2024. The EV will be an alternative to the older Zoe however, Renault will continue to offer similar-sized and recently updated Clio as an alternative to ICE and hybrid versions.