Renault has patented a car in Europe that looks like a modern interpretation of Renault 4. Images of the new model with retro features in the exterior have been published by the Dutch edition Autovisie.nl. Judging by them, the classic car will be revived in the form of a crossover with an electric power plant.
In January, Renault has already unveiled one nostalgic concept – the 5 Prototype electric car, which is dedicated to the iconic R5. Now the company is preparing to introduce a second revived model, inspired by the Renault 4 (Quatrelle), produced from 1961 to 1994. The total circulation of the classic Renault over the years amounted to more than eight million copies, which made it one of the most massive models not only in Europe, but also in other markets.
According to the publication, the patent application was filed back in November last year, but the images were published only now. They show many references to the original model: a long bonnet, a “littered” C-pillar, headlights integrated into a single panel, vertical lights, as well as details on the front and rear bumpers.
According to preliminary data, Quatrelle will be reborn as a subcompact electric crossover, which will later receive a commercial version – a van. What name the electric car will receive is still unknown. As noted by “Autoreview”, he may get the newly registered Renault name 4Ever.
The debut of an electric crossover prototype may take place in the fall: earlier Renault promised to arrange a “surprise” in honor of the 60th anniversary of the original Renault 4, which is celebrated just in 2021. In total, the brand has promised to release 14 key models by 2025, including seven electric cars and seven cars of the C and D segments.