Renault 5 Prototype.Renault
- French automaker Renault just launched the Renault 5 Prototype: an all-electric version of its iconic 5 "supermini."
- The 5 Prototype has a wonderfully retro and futuristic design.
- A production version could appear in less than three years, according to Top Gear.
One of French automaker Renault's most iconic cars was the Renault 5, a stylish "supermini" compact car that lasted for two generations before its discontinuation in 1996. But the 5 is back, it seems - this time as a sleek but still very retro all-electric prototype.
Because it's just a prototype, not much more is known about the new EV 5, but Renault said it will "democratize the electric car in Europe." It looks strikingly similar to the original's beloved design.
Read on to see how Renault envisions its future with the 5.