Renault 5 E-Tech, the star of 2024 Geneva Motor Show

As the Scenic clinched the title of Car of the Year 2024, another significant debut stole the spotlight at the Geneva Motor Show: the new Renault 5 E-Tech. This revival of an iconic model marks a significant milestone for the brand as it ventures into the realm of electric vehicles. Aptly named E-Tech, this marks the first product of Renault’s Ampere division, set to commence battery assembly in France by 2025, paving the way for the electric Renault 5.

Renault 5 E-Tech: Prices and Range

With an introductory price tag of 25,000 € in the Euro-markets, and probably the same Danish price of Renault Clio (169.990 DKK) in Denmark, the Renault 5 E-Tech will initially offer a model equipped with a 40 kWh battery, providing an impressive range of up to 300 km.

Renault 5 E-Tech
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Subsequently, a higher-end version featuring a 52 kWh battery will be launched, boasting a range of up to 400 km.

Renault 5 E-Tech
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The latter will be the sole option for the 150 HP variant, while the former will power the lower power configurations. Despite its electric powertrain, the Renault 5 E-Tech manages to keep its weight competitive, with the 40 kWh version weighing in at 1,350 kg and the 52 kWh version at 1,460 kg.

Engines

The Renault 5 E-Tech will be available in two power configurations: a 95 hp entry-level model and a 122 hp variant.

Renault 5 E-Tech
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Charging capabilities vary depending on the battery size, with the 40 kWh version supporting up to 80 kW DC charging and the 52 kWh version capable of reaching 100 kW. Both models feature an 11 kW AC onboard charger.

Dimensions

Positioned squarely within the realm of compact cars, the Renault 5 E-Tech boasts dimensions comparable to traditional B-segment vehicles. Despite its compact footprint, the Renault 5 E-Tech offers ample interior space, with a wheelbase matching the best in its class.

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The car measures 3.92 meters in length, 1.77 meters in width, and 1.50 meters in height, providing a comfortable driving position and a spacious 326-liter trunk.

Style

Renault pays homage to the classic design of the original Renault 5 while incorporating modern elements. Signature features include integrated rear door handles and a digital display on the hood, reminiscent of the iconic air vent found on the original R5.

Renault 5 E-Tech
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The front fascia, while minimizing cooling openings, maintains the distinctive design cues of its predecessor.

Renault 5 E-Tech
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LED headlights and 18-inch wheels come standard, further enhancing its sporty appeal.

Interiors, ADAS, and Infotainment

Inside, the Renault 5 E-Tech features a modern and ergonomic cabin layout.

Renault 5 E-Tech
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The dashboard integrates instrumentation and a 10.1-inch infotainment screen, providing easy access to essential controls. The infotainment system includes Google services via Renault OpenR and complimentary connected services for five years.

Renault 5 E-Tech
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Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) include adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, offering enhanced safety and convenience.

Bidirectional Charging, Battery, and Motor

Utilizing the CMF-B EV platform, the Renault 5 E-Tech incorporates innovative technologies such as bidirectional charging and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) capabilities, available in select markets.

Renault 5 E-Tech
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Standard features include Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality, allowing users to power external devices with up to 3,700 watts. The rear suspension utilizes an independent multilink setup, a departure from conventional compact cars, offering improved handling and ride comfort.

Renault 5 E-Tech
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In conclusion, the Renault 5 E-Tech represents a bold step forward for Renault, combining the iconic design of the original R5 with cutting-edge electric technology. With its competitive pricing, impressive range, and advanced features, the Renault 5 E-Tech is poised to make a significant impact in the electric vehicle market.

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