Renault has revived its iconic 5 hatchback as an all-electric car that combines retro charm with modern technology. The Renault 5 E-Tech is expected to hit the European roads in early 2025, with a starting price of around $30,000. It will offer two battery options, two power outputs, and a range of up to 248 miles. But what makes this car stand out from the crowd is its personality. The Renault 5 E-Tech has winking headlights, a virtual assistant named Reno, and 3D-printed accessories that let you customize its interior.

A Nod to the Past

The Renault 5 E-Tech is based on a concept car that was unveiled in 2021, which itself borrowed styling elements from the original Renault 5 that sold more than 5.5 million units between 1972 and 1985. The new car retains the squataggressive look of the former Turbo models, with large wheelsshort overhangs, and angular lines. It also features some nostalgic details, such as the hood air intake, the side vents, and the logo on the front grille. The car will be available in some eye-catching colors, such as Yellow Pop and Green Pop.

However, the Renault 5 E-Tech is not just a retro remake. It is also a futuristic car that incorporates the latest in electrical architecture and underpinnings. It rides on a new platform called AmpR Small, which is designed to support a range of compact electric vehicles. The car will come with either a 40 kWh or a 52 kWh battery pack, which will power an electric motor that produces either 90 kW/120 hp or 110 kW/150 hp. The performance is punchy enough, with a 0-62 mph time of eight seconds in the most powerful models. The car also boasts agile handling and fun driving characteristics, according to Renault.

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A Smart and Friendly Companion

The Renault 5 E-Tech is not just a car, it is also a smart and friendly companion. It features a virtual avatar called Reno, which is powered by artificial intelligence. Reno can interact with the driver by voice, answer questions, provide advice, and carry out commands. For example, you can ask Reno to program the car’s charging, start preheating the cabin, or activate the air purifier. You can also chat with Reno, ask for jokes, or get the latest news. To summon Reno, all you have to do is say “hey reno” and ask away.

The car also offers a connected driving experience, with the best of Google integrated into its infotainment system. You can access all your favorite apps, such as Google Maps, Google Assistant, Google Play, and YouTube Music, on a 10-inch touchscreen. You can also use your smartphone as a key, thanks to the wt5 app, which lets you manage your vehicle remotely. The app also gives you access to the Originals Store, where you can buy the Renault 5 merchandise collection, and the Maison5, an exclusive location in the heart of Paris where you can discover the world of Renault 5.

A Customizable and Versatile Car

The Renault 5 E-Tech is also a customizable and versatile car that adapts to your needs and preferences. You can choose from a variety of 3D-printed accessories to give a personal touch to the car’s interior, such as the dashboard, the steering wheel, the air vents, and the door handles. You can also use the car’s V2L technology to power your electrical appliances, such as a laptop, a TV, or a coffee machine. The electric car has a towing capacity of up to 500 kg, which means you can attach a trailer or a bike rack to it.

The electric car also features 26 advanced driver-assistance systems, such as lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. These systems help you drive more safely and efficiently by detecting, notifying, and guiding you in different situations. The electric car also has a head-up display, which projects key information on the windshield, such as speed, navigation, and alerts.

A Popular and Essential Car

The Renault 5 E-Tech is a car that aims to make electric cars widespread in Europe by offering an affordablepractical, and fun alternative to conventional vehicles. It is a car that appeals to both nostalgic and futuristic customers, who appreciate its design, its technology, and its personality. It is a car that rewrites the rules and launches the R5, Super5, and Renault R5 Turbo into the future. It is a car that is silenthigh-techenvironmentally friendly, and cheeky. It is a car that is Renault 5 E-Tech. @via Renault.

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