The new Renault 5 E-Tech could appear as early as next year

The new Renault 5 E-Tech could appear as early as next year

Pricing for the new Renault 5 E-Tech in Norway has not been set, but from the factory in Douai in France (one of the places where the original Renault 5 was built) it starts at €25,000 – which at the time of writing corresponds to €287,000. Norwegian.

The Norwegian version will likely be a little more expensive, but will likely be among the most affordable electric cars on the market.

The first customer cars of the new Renault 5 E-Tech are expected to arrive in Norway at the beginning of the year.

The strong yellow color is called Pop Yellow. Five seats are standard. The boot space is 326 litres, and there is an additional 19 liters of storage space. Photo: Renault

Up to 400 km

It is less than four meters long and weighs less than 1,500 kilograms.

Renault states that the 3.92-metre-long five-seater electric car, with 18-inch wheels at each corner and minimal overhangs, will be available with two battery packs; With a power of 40 kWh or 52 kWh.

This gives respectively 120 hp and a range of up to 400 kilometers per second charging or 150 hp and a range of up to 300 kilometres.

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The new Renault 5 E-Tech is built on the new AmpR Small platform, with 11 kW AC charging and 100 kW DC charging. There's a fair amount of talk about driving pleasure, but we also note that the luggage compartment is 326 liters and the trailer capacity is 500 kg.

Denim and Google

The interior design is inspired by the old R5 Turbo. Accordingly, the seats, dashboard and door panels of the Tecno version are clad in denim, which is made from recycled plastic water bottles and textiles.

The dashboard is angular and asymmetrical, aided by a 10-inch instrument display in front of the driver and an additional 10-inch infotainment screen above the center console. The most common functions rely on traditional buttons and levers on the steering wheel.

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The OpenR Link navigation system is powered by Google, in the Techno and Iconic Five equipment classes.

The interior is wider at the front (1.38 metres) than at the rear (1.36 metres). The back seat, a three-seater bench, can be split 60-40. Photo: Renault

The hottest alpine version

Next year, the Alpine A290 version will arrive, but the global launch will already take place in June this year.

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It has not been revealed exactly what we can expect, but the importer talks about higher engine power, carbon fiber details and a sportier design inspired by the Alpine Formula 1 team.

New Alpine steering wheel with flat bottom covered in nappa leather. Functions on the steering wheel include “OV” (Overtake) for quick and safe overtaking, “RCH” (Recharge) to better replenish the batteries, and a “Drive” button to select different driving modes.

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While the Renault 5 E-Tech will go on sale in Europe at the end of the third quarter, it will take a little longer to get here, with Norwegian models receiving a 'cold climate' specification. For this reason, the first customer cars are not expected to arrive in Norway until the end of the year. The Alpine A290, which will likely be a bit more expensive, is expected to go on sale a few months later.

Although Alpine is wholly owned by Renault, Alpine is a separate brand. Therefore, the Renault importer must formalize the import of the Alpine. The talks are supposed to be at an advanced stage, but are being held “at a discussion stage regarding a possible Norwegian launch.”

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Renault Scenic E-Tech takes the title

Renault Scenic E-Tech was named 'European Car of the Year'. According to a professional jury of 58 automotive journalists in 22 countries, it is better than the BMW 5 Series/i5, Peugeot 3008/e-3008, Kia EV9, Volvo EX30, BYD Seal and Toyota C-HR. Photo: Renault

Scenic voted “Car of the Year”

The new Scenic E-Tech was recently named “Car of the Year 2024” in Europe. Renault importer RBI Norge (Renault Bil Import) is betting on significantly better sales with several great electric cars in stock.

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– We hope to sell 1,500 Scenic E-Tech cars this year, in addition to 400 Megane E-Tech cars and about 1,000 minivans, says Norwegian RBI CEO Nils Henrik Holmen.

Last year, 480 copies of the Captur hybrid and 370 copies of the electric Megane E-Tech were sold in this country. Scenic E-Tech's first customer cars are expected to arrive in Norway at the end of May. At the time of writing, the first 25 contracts have been signed, while a further 1,600 people have registered as interested.

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The Scenic SUV is also available with two battery packs. Either 60kWh and a range of up to 429km with prices starting from NOK 369,900. Alternatively, you can opt for the 87 kWh battery pack and get a range of up to 622 km and fully equipped, the price will be NOK 479,900.

This article was previously published in Finansavisen engine.

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