Renault presented a modern reinterpretation of the R4L at the Paris Motor Show, albeit in concept form. Rough look Renault 4EVER Trophy The concept previews the upcoming all-electric B-SUV for production with a retro design language and multi-purpose nature.

Renault 4EVER Trophy looks very similar our exclusive render 4EVER, which was published exactly one year ago. However, it comes with some extravagant styling features that will be toned down for production. Keep in mind that the concept celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 4L Trophy Humanitarian Rally, which explains the bright off-road kit.

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Links to original 4l include a black-painted rectangular grille at the front that surrounds the headlights, the shape of the front fenders, trapezoidal side windows, a tapered rear and pill-shaped taillights. These are combined with modern styling cues including Pixel LED Matrix graphics, flush door handles, mirror-replacing cameras, a two-tone roof and slim pillars. An interesting feature is the large air outlet on the hollow hood, which Renault says improves the efficiency of the radiator.

The concept is painted in silver metallic with a healthy dose of plastic cladding around the body and purple accents. It rides on 19-inch wheels with a futuristic design and built-in compressors that change the air pressure in the off-road tires on demand. A stiffened suspension provides 200 mm (7.9 in) of ground clearance, which, combined with optional off-road equipment, contributes to harsh look. A custom carbon fiber roof rack with LED strips houses the spare wheel, spade and waffle boards mounted on the tailgate, while the underbody has been reinforced for protection battery.

The company says the R5 (supermini) and R4 (SUV) will be the equivalent of ICE powered electric vehicles Clio and Captur in its future range. The concept’s footprint is typical of the B-SUV segment, even if it is 68 mm (2.7 in) shorter than the concept. Captur of the second generation. Specifically, the 4EVER Trophy measures 4,160 mm (163.8 in) in length, 1,950 mm (76.8 in) in width and 1,900 mm (74.8 in) in height with a 2,570 mm (101.2 in) wheelbase.

The company did not provide details on the floor battery or all-electric powertrain. However, he confirmed that the production SUV will be based on an advanced version of the CMF-BEV architecture and that it will be manufactured at ElectriCity in northern France. The modular platform will also underpin the Renault 5 supermini, Alpine hot hatch variant, and brother Nissan Micra.

Renault hopes that the production version of the 4EVER will repeat its commercial success the original R4 in three decades (1961-1992) more than eight million copies were sold in 100 countries. In addition to the body of the SUV, 4EVER can also boast LCV option inspired by the Renault 4 Fourgonette, as hinted at last year’s official teaser. We expect to learn more about electric vehicles in the next few years as we get closer to their introduction to the market.