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Renault unveils dramatic Trezor concept

The Renault Trezor concept unveiled in Paris, blends sensual lines with the latest interior design innovations in an all-electric package that includes autonomous driving.

The Grand Tourer is powered by a high output electric powertrain - built in collaboration with Renault’s Formula E team. It has 350hp and 380Nm - launching the concept from 0 to 62mph in under four seconds.

The two-seater embodies a new design philosophy which Renault introduced on its DeZir concept in 2010 before inspiring the lines of new Clio in 2012. “The Renault range has now been completely renewed and upgraded with a spectrum of complementary models, each one of which has its own assertive identity. With the Trezor, we have pursued this renewal by introducing a new lifecycle sequence. 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. These trends fall into two categories: French Design and Easy Life.” Laurens van den Acker – Senior Vice-President, Corporate Design.

The new Renault styling cues - a clearly defined family face and C-shaped lighting signature - can be found on the concept, which also features red glazing and a carbon bodywork with contrasting surface finishes.

Smooth and silken at the front, this bodywork ‘mirrors the car’s dynamic character’. At the rear, it features hexagonal panels said to underline the Trezor’s sporting temperament and technology. The metallic finish conveys an image that is both ‘sleek and protective’. Its silhouette displays the classic attributes of a GT.

On the bonnet, the honeycomb-form air intake echoes the structure of the rear bodywork. These hexagonal shapes provide a ‘variable-geometry intake’ according to Renault, the movement of which embellishes the Trezor with extra dynamism and creates the impression that it is actually ‘breathing’ says Renault.

On the left-hand side of the body, the fuel filler hatch has been replaced by an analogue gauge that indicates the vehicle’s charge level, drawing on traditional sports car practice.

At the rear, the GT is equipped with modern fibre-optic lighting integrating a red laser. This ‘rope-like’ fibre assembly provides bright, distinctive lighting. Under braking, the torsion and stacking of the optical fibres creates a visual effect and increases the intensity of the light. A one-piece clamshell roof opens like the lid of a jewellery box to provide access to the red interior.