The French based automaker Renault is planning to revive the iconic “5” model, which will be offered as a replacement to the current Twingo generation.
According to the car manufacturer, the all-new Renault 5 will go against popular models like the Fiat 500 and MINI and carrying the legendary “5” badge on it will most likely attract drivers who know everything on the iconic model. The future Renault 5 has been actually confirmed by the guys at autoexpress.co.uk, who spoke with the senior vice president of global marketing, Stephen Norman.
“The vehicle that comes after the current Twingo will not be as it is today. It will be more ‘Twingo’ than the first Twingo; it will be a brand builder. It will be extremely spacious”, as the Renault official told our source. “Thee Renault 5 badge is on the table for that car. However, the name has not yet been decided and at Renault we do not do retro. It will not be a reinvention.”
The Renault 5 has been manufactured between 1972 and 1996 and even sold in the US as Le Car, from 1976 to 1986. The first Renault 5 was unveiled on the 10th of December 1971 and launched in early 1972, and throughout its lifetime, Renault made two generations of the model, with the Alpine being one of the most “hunted” versions. The Renault 5 has been replaced in 1996 by the Renault Clio.