Renault 4ever Trophy Concept Revealed For 2025 Rugged Electric Crossover Preview

It was in January 2021 when the Renault 5 made an unexpected return as an electric concept to see future production models. Fast forward to today, the French brand announced the return of another old nameplate. Scheduled to go on sale in 2025, the Renault 4 is currently attending the Paris Motor Show as a crossover. Just like the other concepts, it also eliminates the combustion engine to be purely electric.

Officially known as the Renault 4ever Trophy, the new B-segment EV takes its name after the 4L Trophy humanitarian rally across the Moroccan desert. The annual event reserved exclusively for Renault 4 cars celebrates 25th anniversary in 2023, prompting the company with the diamond logo to celebrate the milestone with this rugged Parisian show car. This car is painted in Gun Metal Silver color and uses 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 255/55 R19 tires.

At the heart of the concept car is an electric motor that produces 134 horsepower in a much larger vehicle than its predecessor. It stretches 4,160 millimeters (163.7 inches) long and 1,950 mm (76.7 inches) wide for what the French automaker says will be a vehicle with the same market position as the Captur subcompact crossover. It goes on to say that the reborn Renault 5 will serve as the electric equivalent of the supermini Clio.

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Measuring 1,900 mm (74.8 in), the Renault 4ever Trophy features high ground clearance and boxy wheel arches. Interior images are not yet available, but the longer body compared to the classic model will provide significantly more rear legroom. The use of a dedicated electric platform (CMF-BEV) means that wheelbase can be maximized after shaving off the front and rear overhangs. The original R4 had a short rear door while its modern counterpart seems much more usable.

It has been engineered to accommodate a 42-kWh battery pack mounted between the axles and is good for a range of around 402 kilometers. The front-mounted electric motor is great for 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in under nine seconds. Don’t expect some neat concept features in the production model, like air compressors on wheels, carbon fiber roof racks, reinforced underbody or all chunky body cladding.

Ahead of its market launch in about three years’ time, the Renault 4ever Trophy was showcased at the Paris Motor Show along with 5 new electric cars.

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