The classic Renault 4 is set to be the latest car revised by the French manufacturer and transformed into an EV.
It was only last month that Renault unveiled the gorgeous 5 EV Concept with confirmation that it will soon spawn a production model. Much like the Honda e, the Renault 5 EV Concept has a retro design and has been almost universally well-received. Now, according to a new report, the Renault 4 will be revived and become an electric vehicle.
Autocar magazine claims to have received confirmation from insiders that the electric Renault 4 will hit the market in 2025. Renault chief executive revealed during the unveiling of the 5 EV Concept that it would be joined by “at least one more” retro model and the 4 is thought to be this vehicle.
Like the 5, the new Renault 4 will use the company’s CMF-B electric vehicle platform and share many of its mechanical components. Where the 4 will differ from the 5 is in its overall shape and targeted segment of the market.
The original Renault 4 was a versatile utility vehicle and it is understood that the new model will continue this philosophy and have dimensions more akin to a compact crossover than the hatchback design of the new 5. Renault will likely unveil the new 4 as a concept before it morphs into a production model.
As for the Renault 5 EV, it will hit the market first with sales tipped to start in 2022. It serves as the cornerstone of Renault’s plan to launch seven new electric vehicles by 2025.