Renault would seriously consider playing the card of nostalgia by releasing three electric vehicles inspired by models that made the heyday of the brand in the second half of the 20th century. The famous 4L would be one of them.
Hit hard by the health and economic crisis of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the automotive industry has been going through a delicate period for almost a year now. Electric cars, however, manage to do well in an environment which is nevertheless very unfavorable to the sector. And Renault clearly intends to rely on this observation to relaunch the race.
The card of nostalgia
According to two sources close to the case cited by the press agency Reuters, the French manufacturer intends to give a second life to certain models which made the heyday of the brand in the 60s, 70s and 90s. The idea being to draw on the roots of the company to boost a new dynamic and strengthen the trendy range today composed of the Zoé, Twingo Electric and Twizy – soon to be the Mégane eVision.
The boss of Renault, in the person of Luca de Meo, would therefore have set his sights on the famous 4L, produced from 1961 to 1992 and sold over eight million copies. The diamond brand would draw its inspiration from the ” automotive blue jeans»Period and could also draw some ideas in the electric 4L Plein Air presented during the 4L festival in July 2019.
Three Alpine electric models on the menu
Betting on vintage revisited with a modern flavor is after all an interesting idea, as evidenced by the good aesthetic reviews collected by the Honda e. Still according to the sources ofReuters, the tricolor firm would also work on an electric Renault 5: the R5 and its successor Supercinq. The manufacturer could finally present three other electric models Alpine, a sports subsidiary of the group.
Luca de Meo will present a new strategic plan on January 14th. Observers will therefore logically remain attentive to announcements relating to electricity.