Retro Electric Revival: The Renault 5 Reimagined for the Modern City

by AutoExpert   |  26 February, 2024

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Okay, if you love a bit of retro charm like I do, Renault just made your day. The iconic Renault 5 is BACK as a cute, all-electric city car and it starts at just about $27,000!

The Looks – A Time Machine with Modern Tech

Picture the classic Renault 5, but with all the techy bits you want in a modern car. That's basically what you're getting here (and honestly, it looks fantastic). It's even got these cool headlight graphics that look like eyes. Imagine your car winking at you when you walk up – how adorable is that?

Renault 5

And how about that hood scoop? Instead of air, it shows you how much battery's left! It even lights up like the number 5 when you're fully charged – such a neat little touch.

Renault 5

Inside: Retro Vibes Meet Modern Comfort

The inside definitely leans into the funky 70s feel of the original car, but with way nicer stuff.

Renault 5

There's a big touchscreen, the seats are comfy, and everything's made with recycled materials for that extra feel-good factor. Plus, it actually seats five people – roomy for a little car!

Renault 5

Get Ready to Zip Around… and Give Back to the Grid

Renault has a few versions available. If you're just zipping around town, the 250-mile range should be plenty. And check this out – you can actually sell power back to the electric grid with this little guy.

Renault 5

No matter which way you go, expect a super fun drive. Renault says they've really dialed in the handling on this one, so it should feel more like a sporty hot hatch than an econobox.

Renault 5

And the Big Question: How Much?

The big news here is the price. Renault's aiming to start this around $27,000, which puts it in the same ballpark as other cool little EVs like the Mini Cooper Electric, but with a way more unique style.

 

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