Meet the Renault 4ever, the French’s latest futuristic take on a historically significant model of the past. Following the electrified 5 concept, it’s another addition to the manufacturer’s fascinating concept cars.
The images make it seem bigger than it is; the 4ever measures at 4160 millimeters long, and 1950 mm wide. More or less the average size of the present-day compact car. What’s not a perceivable part of any production compact car at the time is the huge ground clearance. Being built based on cars that pushed through the rough, sandy terrain of Morocco’s deserts, it’s a reasonable ride height; one that makes it look cool too.
The name itself references the yearly humanitarian rally called the 4L Trophy, where students in prepped Renault 4’s embark on a journey to deliver about 50 kg of school equipment to children in need. A noble cause for a rally that perhaps serves as a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the participants.
The Gunmetal Silver makes it look like it’s unpainted stainless steel, think Delorean style. With 19-inch wheels, black body cladding, camera wing mirrors, and hints of purplish-pink given off by the smaller lights all around, it presents itself in a way that makes it seem capable of going on any terrain. However, it stays true to the original 4L car, being powered by a 134 horsepower electric motor in the front, effectively making it front wheel drive. It does 0-62 mph in less than 10 seconds, which is one thing that it improved over the 4L.
Renault’s concept car game is going quite strong, but we need to remind ourselves that concept cars are, more often than not, far different than what their actual production models would be. Still, seeing a production lifted hatchback/supermini is one that we can only excitedly picture.
p dir=”ltr”>(Images sourced from Renault)