Renault has registered a new emblem for the upcoming electric compact crossover, which will be the ideological successor to the iconic 4L classic. This is reported by the Auto Express edition.
The fact that Renault intends to release a relatively affordable electric car with the famous “4” index became known in February this year. Shortly before this, the head of the French brand, Luca de Meo, said that the company is considering using the names of its classic cars on new electric models, which were bestsellers in the middle and end of the last century.
The classic Renault 4, also known as the 4L, was produced from 1961 to 1994. The model, which was produced in almost 30 countries and sold in more than 100 markets around the world, is considered the most massive French car in history. In almost 30 years, these cars have sold over 8 million copies.
Renault 4 was considered one of the best budget all-rounders of its era. In this regard, it can be assumed that the new model will be a crossover. The car will first debut as a concept car in 2023 or 2024, followed by a production car.
The logo for the new electric car is made in the spirit of the emblem of the new concept car Renault 5 Prototype, which, in turn, is called the successor to the Renault 5 (R5) model, produced from 1972 to 1996.
The car was made in a retro style using elements reminiscent of the original model. For example, the red stripe on the A-pillar and roof is a reference to the Renault 5 GT Turbo sports hatchback launched in 1985. Not much is known about the new car yet. During the premiere, Luca de Meo only noted that the production model will be inexpensive, so “many can afford it.”