Posted on 03 Oct 2016
Introducing the Renault Trezor concept car
Last week’s Paris Motor Show unveiled some of the most impressive electric cars in existence, some of which are scheduled to hit the market very soon. One which illustrated particular interest was the fully autonomous, electric, Renault Trezor concept car, which demonstrated the importance of features within the car, rather than outside, (with high technology and a natural luxurious cabin, featuring elongated aluminium frames where the headrests sit). Renault’s Dutch designer, Laurens Van Den Acker states that the new series of concept cars returns to the theme of ‘love’, however, with a clear focus on maturity. The Trezor truly is an exceptional invention and is set to pave the way for elements likely to feature on future Renault models, including motorcycles, which is something to look forward to for both motorcycle and car enthusiasts.
With an enormous two-seater electric coupe, autonomous functionality, a 260kW (350bhp) motor, 380Nm torques and the ability to reach 62mph in less than 4 seconds, it’s no wonder Renault are Europe’s best selling electric vehicle manufacturer. The Trezor is 4.7m long, 2.1m wide, has a 2m wide front track and is a little over 1m tall. If that’s not all, instead of including conventional doors, the Trezor features a single-piece canopy which is used to enter the vehicle. Many who previewed the concept recognised similarities to Pininfarina’s 1969 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Speciale, as well as the 1970 Mondulo concept car and it is clear that this is where Van Den Acker sought inspiration. Van Den Ackers states that the vehicle is a “beautiful object” and that as a popular brand “we need to make cars that are easy to like.”
From what we can see, Renault definitely do not have an issue with likeability, and with a great design such as the Trezor, it is clear that the future of Renault’s design journey is an exciting one to watch.