The Renault 4EVER Trophy is a modern, all-electric version of the Renault 4, which was on sale from 1962 to 1992, selling over 8 million units in more than 100 countries. Despite the 4EVER Trophy being a show car, Renault says it “paves the way for a future all-electric B segment SUV”.
The Renault 4 was lightweight and had a utility feel to it. The Renault 4EVER Trophy aims to take that concept and update it for the electric era, adding more off-road ability.
The bonnet has a large ‘air exhaust’ that improves the efficiency of the radiator. The front overhang has been shortened for improved ground clearance. There’s a spare tyre on the carbon fibre roof, and a shovel and boards on the upper section of the rear door.
The body protection panels on the lower section are made with 20 cm clearance around the wheel arches. The bottom of the car has been reinforced to provide greater protection for the battery located in the middle of the chassis.
Each wheel on 4EVER Trophy has a visible compressor that can be adjusted from inside the car to adapt the tyre pressure to suit the terrain.
The 4EVER Trophy show car paves the way for a future all-electric B Segment SUV. Like the Renault 5 Prototype also on display at the Renault stand during the Paris Motor Show, it will be made using the new CMF-BEV platform for B segment electric vehicles. Renault says the platform will guarantee the best performance in terms of range, acoustics, and on-road behaviour, without compromising on the design.
The market positioning of the future Renault 5 and Renault 4 will be similar to that of Clio and Captur. All vehicles using the CMF-BEV platform will be built in the ElectriCity hub in northern France.