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Brad Leach | Oct, 05 2016 | 0 Comments

You would expect Renault to go for the headlines at the Paris Motor Show - and so it was with this awesome electric coupe concept called the Trezor.

If you think this one is headed for production... well think again - it’s a one (as in single) door two-seater.

Yep, for egress you’ll be needing to raise the one-piece canopy which is full width, encompasses the windscreen and side windows and stretches from front to rear. Sounds difficult but at least you could never be accused of ‘car-dooring’ the vehicle parked next to you in the shopping mall... that would be impossible in the Renault Trezor.

Making some attempt to legitimize its wild concept car, Renault says numerous features point to future design directions - well at least the C-shaped LED headlights might.

Same can’t be said for the rear lights which stretch full-width and use fibre-optics which appear to move when the brakes are applied.

And we don’t think the next Renault Megane will follow the Trezor’s lead with 21-inch wheels up-front and 22-inchers at the rear.

As for the hexagonal cool-air duct up-front - well that’s for cooling the two battery packs.

We might be a little too harsh there - Renault says the Trezor is a follow-up to the 2010 DeZir concept car which supposedly inspired the latest Clio and Kadjar models.

2010 Renault DeZir concept
2010 Renault DeZir concept

Inside there is a 1970s disco look for the red trim, red leather seats and even the red ash wood dashboard components. Instrumentation and other driver information comes courtesy of a massive OLED touchscreen (made from Corning Gorilla Glass so it’s thin, curved and doesn’t require backlighting).

The F1-inspired square steering wheel with leather-wrapped grips folds outwards when not in use (the autonomous driving mode) so the driver has a full view of that screen.

Propulsion comes from Renault’s Formula E racer - a unit with KERS - and providing 260kW/380Nm for zero to 100km/h in under 4.0-seconds.

According to Renault’s brilliant design chief Laurens van den Acker: “This concept car is the fruit of a freedom of expression and prepares the way for the trends we are likely to see in our upcoming vehicles.”

Okey-dokey... no I don’t think I’ll have that extra shot in my next espresso thanks Barista.

MORE: Renault | Paris Motor Show | Concepts

 
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