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New 2024 Renault 5: price, specs and release date

Written By Richard Aucock

New 2024 Renault 5: price, specs and release date

The new Renault 5 E-Tech electric has been revealed – a wonderful retro recreation that will use its charm to lure you from behind the wheel of your small petrol or diesel.

It's a formula that has so far proved popular with cars like the Mini Electric and Honda e EV, while the new Fiat 500e seeks to cash in on the same formula. Electric cars are great for the city, where their short range isn't such an issue and they're exempt from paying the emissions charges petrols and diesels are subject to.

New 2024 Renault 5 price and release date

The new Renault 5 E-Tech electric made its world debut at the 2024 Geneva Motor Show. The first cars will arrive in the UK in Q1 2025.

And the price? Well, we know retro styling and electric power doesn't come cheap, however, the firm is adamant that the new Renault 5 E-Tech electric should be as attainable as possible so you can expect it to carry a price tag of around £25,000, significantly undercutting the Honda e and maybe even the new MINI Cooper Electric too.

Those who are eager to be first in the queue for the new Renault 5 E-Tech electric can buy an ‘R-Pass’ for £150. This will allow them to place their order 10 days earlier than everyone else.

The new Renault 5 will be available in three trim levels, called Evolution, Techno and range-topping Iconic Five.

New 2024 Renault 5: price, specs and release date
The new Renault 5 faithfully recreates the iconic styling of the original

New 2024 Renault 5 styling

The formula for the 2024 new Renault 5 E-Tech electric is such a well-trodden path, you wonder why it hasn't already been built: nick the styling from a much-loved classic (the original Renault 5) and fuse it to a modern interior and powertrain, and voila – you have a car that'll sell like hot cakes. Just think how many MINIs and Fiat 500s you see.

The new Renault 5 is, of course, much bigger than the original. But it is still less than four metres long, with short overhangs and big 18-inch wheels at each corner. The new Renault 5 is 9cm shorter than a Renault Clio, and 6cm taller.

The new Renault 5 continues features the original’s DNA with a blunt front end, offset fake bonnet vent (which has a charging indicator built in), sloping bootline and vertical rear light clusters which rise into the rear windscreen pillars. The new model even mirrors the lower body creases of the old car, which helps make it appear planted to the road.

The new Renault five is available in five colours – and two of them, Pop Yellow and Pop Green, are highly distinctive. For more shy and returning types, Artic White, Diamond Black and Midnight Blue are also available.

Another unique feature is the rectangular light signature in the front bumper – they are positioned in the same place as the fog lamps on the classic Renault 5 GT Turbo. 

New 2024 Renault 5: interior
The new Renault 5 has an exciting interior too, blending retro styling details with modern tech

New 2024 Renault 5 interior

The new Renault 5 E-Tech electric has a plush and welcoming interior that looks both stylish and suitably high-tech. Design cues from the original include the padded section on the passenger side, and the rectangular instrument cluster – which now comprises dual horizontal screens.

The new Renault 5’s driver has a 10.0-inch digital display with a choice of views. In the centre, there is an additional 10.0-inch touchscreen display, which is based on the Google-based OpenR Link system.

The new Renault 5’s seats look particularly inviting – they are inspire by the hip-hugging chairs of the 1980s Renault 5 Turbo. Techno models feature a cool denim upholstery, that’s made from 100% recycled material.

The new Renault 5 has surprising interior room, says the firm. It’s as roomy as a Renault Clio, with a three-seat bench in the rear and a decent 277-litre boot.  

The new Renault 5 will be very quiet on the move, too. It has premium car levels of soundproofing, we’re told, and uses patented materials to isolate the battery from the passenger compartment.

New 2024 Renault 5: price, specs and release date
The new Renault 5 E-Tech electric is compact on the outside but surprisingly roomy inside

New 2024 Renault 5 performance and range

The new Renault 5 offers a choice of two battery options. The largest one, available from launch, has a 52kWh capacity and a range of up to 248 miles. A smaller 40kWh battery arrives later, with a range of 186 miles.

The new Renault 5 is also offered with a choice of two power outputs, either 120PS or 150PS. The more powerful 150PS motor will deliver 0-62mph performance in under 8.0 seconds.

The more powerful electric motor in the new Renault 5 also has 100kW DC rapid charging tech. This will charge it from 15% to 80% in 30 minutes. Meanwhile, bidirectional charging tech means owners can sign up for new money-making electricity tariffs that feed power back into the grid – and V2L (vehicle-to-load) tech means devices can be plugged into the new Renault 5 and powered by the electric battery.

The EV's near-silent running will make it extremely relaxing in town and the car's regenerative brakes means it'll slow down the minute you take your foot of the accelerator so, most of the time, you won't even need to press the brake. 

The Renault 5 Prototype, the wink is in the headlights


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