Return of the Renault 5?

It’s hard to believe that the Renault 5 is celebrating its 40th (!) anniversary from its launch soon.  Apparently, it is being reported in the french media that Renault are bringing a Renault 5 ‘redux’ back in celebration and that this is now ‘confirmed’….

A shame that Renault isn’t coming back to the US market….But then again, Fiat is pretty much ruining any chance of others trying to come back.  If Fiat would have done well, the others would have made a run—-but not any more!

Here’s a rendering of the Renault 5 resurrection! (maybe)

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5 thoughts on “Return of the Renault 5?

  1. Automobiliac says:

    I have to say, it’s sort of pointless to bring the R5 back in between the Twingo and Clio without eliminating either model. Obviously it would be fun to have a new R5 turbo, but they could equally well bring back that mid-engined Clio turbo, which was also awesome. I feel like Renault’s ethos has never been to focus on Retro. In fact, it’s kind of un-French to be retro. French auto design is always about pushing the bounds of the future and trying new things, and should stay that way. Let’s hope they don’t just make a cutesy me-too product like FIAT, BMW, and VW have.

    • Syed says:

      i’m just pissed that Renault doesn’t bring their cool little hatchbacks to the US. I would have instantly bought an R26-R.

    • Syed says:

      and yeah, unless there is a mid engined R5 turbo in the works—-bringing this back as another econohatch with a gimmick is kinda daft IMO.

  2. Keith Walker says:

    Sketch is awful, it is a Mini with a Renault badge. Renault would not make such a mistake.

    • Syed says:

      i would agree with you—-however after seeing Citroen really turn up the mini-ness of their DS3, i’m not sure if Renault wouldn’t do something similar. All these carmakers, Audi included (A1), seem to think there is a market for a ‘funky’ hatchback with trendy contrast roofs and mirrors.

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