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New electric 5 points to a Renault resurgence

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Andrew Frankel | Ti co-founder


26 February 2024

As days go, today will likely be one of the better ones in the recent history of Renault. This morning, the company announced its new Scenic had fought off strong competition from the likes of the new BMW 5 Series, Peugeot 3008, Kia EV9 and Volvo EX30 to win the coveted Car Of The Year award – better known as the European Car of the Year – then it pulled the wraps off the production version of the new Renault 5 to near unanimous and rapturous acclaim at the Geneva International Motor Show.

Much of the praise – along with accompanying sighs of relief – stems from the fact that the showroom car is almost identical in external appearance to the 2021 ‘concept’ show car that got us so excited about the rebirth of the Supercinq in the first place. But there seems to be plenty to keep the head happy too, including a starting price of less than £25,000 when UK sales begin early next year. The cheapest electric example of its likely closest rival, the Peugeot e-208, is currently listed on its website at £32,650.

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