Monday, January 16, 2012

2013/14 Renault 5?


Renault seems to be getting an all new version of the old Renault 5 , or LeCar as it was known here, ready soon.
They might even show a concept version this fall.
The new model would be based on the next generation Clio, due out next year.

It would obviously compete with other retro futuristic designs like the Mini, 500 and Beetle.
Why not? It seems to be working great for the other guys.

Another car we will never see as Renault has announced a few days ago they are not planning a return to the US.

9 comments:

Dav said...

Very Cool... and who knows, Nissan might see a place for some version of this in their lineup.

ne1butu said...

In 1989 I drove all over France in a Renault 5. It was a total blast and the perfect size for three of us and our duffel bags. The US is finally getting some great small cars that are fun and good looking. As people get more and more accustomed to the idea of upscale small cars, this could work here.

Darkman-X said...

Hey, Range Rover called, they wan their design back.

Anonymous said...

Range Rover...really? This is clearly derived from the LeCar (or the '5', the Cinq...pronounced "sank" in France). It was completely original in the 70's, and still is very much its own look. This would be a great rival if done well to the litany of dull, small VW's we've seen lately.

Soul Brother No. 7 said...

Why are French marques so afraid/reluctant to re-enter the US market?

Anonymous said...

Renault builds a very reliable and popular automobile for all of the world except here. A main reason for their success is their relationship with worldclass automotive giant Nissan. Renault had a bad rap here because of poorly made "american built" cars. They are enjoying a reputation for building great cars .

Anonymous said...

check this link the concept there is really good

http://www.bhtuning.com/novi-renault-5-za-2014-t-59775.html

Markus said...

I dig it...I remember the original "Le Car" when I was a kid and this is a great modern interpretation.

Anonymous said...

Renault is a hi tech, hi end company all on its own...check the engine of the last 2 F1 world champs and around 5-6 more in the prior 15 years...
How about an R5 Turbo 3 ?
Sine Renault announced no plans for the US, our only hope is Nissan/Infinity to bring over their cars.
Alpine, anyone ?