If the Paris Motor Show will be dismissed by several major brands, there is at least one manufacturer that is betting heavily on it: it’s Renault! The French manufacturer intends to take the wraps off its all-electric 4L.
The 4L is a car that certainly marked the history of the automobile in France, but also in many other European and African countries. The car of choice for gendarmerie and public services, it was also the car of choice for craftsmen and merchants, and fairly simple individuals looking for a smaller, stronger and cheaper vehicle.
A popular icon returns
A true popular icon, the “Foral” has been rejected in a considerable number of different models, not to mention vehicles built specifically to run on rally circuits around the world. In short, Renault has a legacy to build on and it is in January 2021 that the manufacturer announces the possible return of the 4L, but… in an all-electric version!
The first concept car was finally unveiled during the Paris Motor Show. It will be one of the big events of the show, to be held from 17 to 23 October: Renault has a card to play, knowing that many competitors have decided not to participate. The 100% electric 4L will not be sold to the general public until 2025, the vehicle that will be shown next month should be significantly different from the final version.
Despite everything, the concept car will give a good idea of the direction Renault has taken to revive such a great vehicle! The company doesn’t want to miss out, while an electric R5 is also in its pipeline and will replace the Zoé from 2024. Renault will also introduce an Australian SUV and an electric Tango to the general public. On the Alpine side, visitors should be able to admire at least three new electric vehicles.