The Renault Zoe was a commercial success, and in 2022, it will have its tenth birthday, but it is nearing the end of its useful life. In order to create place for a fresh influx of zero-emission vehicles, the firm with the diamond logo has already declared it will stop producing the little EV in the next years. The R4 and R5 revivals have both been previewed with official concepts ahead of their confirmed market launches set to take place in 2025.
The Renault 4ever Trophy Concept, which debuted earlier this month at the Paris Motor Show, served as a preview of an upcoming entry-level EV. To envisage how the road-going vehicle will appear in three years, we have now tried to soften the design of the showcar. Since the concept is claimed to be 4,160 mm (163.7 inches) long and 1,950 mm (76.7 inches) broad, it is anticipated to be significantly larger than the conventional Renault 4.
The concept’s quirky 19-inch wheels have been replaced with a more modest pair with a traditional style. In an effort to predict the future of the B-segment electric hatchback, we’ve added front- and rear-pop-out door handles, regular glass mirrors, and a thinner body without protruding arches and hefty side skirts. We also got rid of the concept’s tie-down anchors on the sides of the hood, a la Ford Bronco, as well as the carbon fibre roof rack housing the spare tyres.
The new 4 will be based on the CMF-BEV chassis, much like the Renault 5, and should be roughly 1,900 mm (74.8 in) height to resemble the 4ever Trophy. We’ll remind you that the design was built to support a 42-kWh battery with 402 kilometres of range (250 miles). If the concept version is any indication of the later production model, a front-mounted electric motor should produce about 130 horsepower, enabling acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than nine seconds.
Since Renault teased the electric supermini in early 2021, it stands to reason that the 5 will be released before the 4.