2025 Renault 4: Everything We Know About The Retro Electric Crossover
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by Thanos Pappas
2d ago
Renault’s electrification strategy takes a nostalgic turn with the revival of the iconic Renault 4, following the launch of the new 5 E-Tech. Previewed by the 4EVER Trophy concept, the subcompact crossover promises a blend of retro styling and modern technology. The all-electric Renault 4 is set for a 2025 launch, targeting European and select global markets. The debut of the new 5 E-Tech was only the beginning of Renault’s efforts to add emotion to its expanding lineup of electric models by reinventing some of its most successful and iconic models from the past. Next in line is the reb ..read more
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R5 Too Retro? A New Electrified Renault Clio Is Coming In 2026
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by Thanos Pappas
2w ago
A new, sixth-generation Renault Clio is coming in 2026, offering both hybrid and electric options to cater to young families seeking an electrified hatchback. Ditching the retro vibes of the R5 and Twingo, the new Clio will embrace a contemporary design language inspired by Renault’s latest models. The Clio will be Renault’s only internal combustion engine (ICE) powered hatchback in the future, differentiating itself from the electric-only Twingo, R5, and Megane models. The all-new R5 E-Tech Electric might be the coolest member of Renault’s lineup, but it’s not intended to replace the sim ..read more
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2024 Renault Captur Gains Fresh Looks And A New Esprit Alpine Trim
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by Thanos Pappas
2w ago
The redesigned face makes the Captur look more premium New screens and sustainable upholstery inside the cabin The Esprit Alpine is the new flagship trim, replacing the RS Line Available with gasoline, LPG, mild-hybrid, and full hybrid powertrains The Renault Captur, the subcompact SUV sibling of the Clio, received a mid-lifecycle update, adopting the automaker’s latest styling language and more technology inside the cabin. The facelifted model is free of leather and chrome, in line with Renault’s sustainability commitment, while the flagship Esprit Alpine trim has been added to the top o ..read more
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Renault And Volvo Partner To Launch The ‘Tesla Of Vans’
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by Sebastien Bell
2w ago
Flexis will build electric commercial vehicles for the world at a Renault plant in France. Both Renault and Volvo Group have 45 percent stakes in Flexis, while a French freight company controls the remaining 10 percent. Flexis will “completely transform” our understanding of vans, and will be the “Tesla of commercial vehicles,” according to Renault CEO Luca de Meo. The electric van market in Europe is projected to expand by 40 percent annually until 2030. To seize this opportunity, Renault and Volvo Group, the Swedish truck manufacturer (distinct from the Geely-owned carmaker with the sam ..read more
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Renault And Nissan Announce New Budget SUVs For India
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by Thanos Pappas
3w ago
New SUV models to ride on a locally engineered CMF-B architecture Teaser suggests they will be based on the Dacia Duster Debut is expected in late 2025 In a quest to capitalize on the popularity of SUVs in India, Renault and Nissan will launch four new models, all based on a localized version of the CMF-B architecture. The announcement was accompanied by an official teaser. The five-seater SUVs are expected to debut in late 2025, with their seven-seater siblings following at a later date. The first teaser shows that the Renault-branded model will be closely related to the third generati ..read more
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Renault Wants To Recycle Battery Materials On A Huge Scale
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by Brad Anderson
3w ago
Renault plans to extract and recycle lithium and other materials from used electric vehicle batteries. If it achieves its aim, it will be the first European manufacturer to recycle batteries on a large scale. The chief executive of Renault’s environment unit The Future is Neutral (TFIN) Jean-Philippe Bahuaud revealed in an interview in Paris that the carmaker is in “advanced” discussions with specialist companies for battery material recycling. “In Europe, there is currently… nobody who can claim to recycle used batteries in a closed-loop to reproduce nickel, cobalt and lithium to make new ..read more
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New Renault 4 EV Spied As The 5’s Crossover Sibling
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by Chris Chilton
1M ago
More than a quarter of a century after the first retro boom that gave us cars like the Mini, Beetle and, er, Chrysler Crossfire, Renault is about to unveil the reinvention of some icons from its own back catalog. Last month at the Geneva Motor Show, Renault pulled the covers off its new 5, a modern electric hatch that owes a major design debt to the 1970s original. But threatening to steal the 5’s thunder are the images you see on this page, our second encounter with its big brother, the equally-retro 4. Essentially a production version of 2022’s 4Ever Trophy concept, the new 4 is a crossove ..read more
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50,000 People Are Already On The Renault 5 E-Tech Waiting List
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by Brad Anderson
1M ago
Renault has revealed that it has a waiting list of 50,000 people for the all-electric 5 E-Tech and plans to begin customer deliveries in September or October. The compelling new EV will hit the market from around €25,000 (~$27,000), undercutting much of the competition. It takes design inspiration from the original Renault 5 and is the firm’s first ground-up small EV since the Zoe launched a decade ago. While most have yet to see it in person, let alone drive it, it is apparently proving popular. “We have a waiting list of 50,000 people,” Renault brand chief executive Fabrice Cambolive told ..read more
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EV Slowdown: Renault Puts Faith In Combustion Cars For The Next Decade
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by Sam D. Smith
1M ago
Renault will continue to have internal combustion engines in its range for the next decade, as it hopes to offer consumers a separate lineup of EVs. The “two-leg” strategy was revealed by brand CEO Fabrice Cambolive. The approach hopes to allow the automaker to react to market trends following a slowdown in EV adoption. Unlike others, Renault has been relatively cautious in announcing their EV ambitions. In 2022, group CEO Luca de Meo predicted that Renault’s European lineup would consist solely of EVs by the end of the decade, but added a caveat that it would ultimately depend on market con ..read more
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Euro Automakers Unite! Renault Boss Calls For Airbus-like EV Alliance To Fight China
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by Sebastien Bell
1M ago
Renault’s CEO, Luca de Meo, has urged European automakers to unite and form an Airbus-style conglomerate to manufacture affordable electric vehicles capable of competing with Chinese imports entering the continent. Airbus came together in 2000 as a joint venture between European aerospace companies. It is supported by European governments, and the companies came together to compete against large American companies, like Boeing. According to de Meo, European automakers need to do something similar to compete with the growing influx of affordable electric vehicles from China, which has emerged ..read more
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