by Romain Gibaud - Cars

Mondial2016 : TREZOR, a concept car infused with Renault style

TREZOR, a two-seater electric coupé, embodies the new design philosophy Renault introduced on its DeZir concept in 2010 before inspiring the lines of new Clio in 2012.

With its powerful styling and Passion Red coachwork, the DeZir heralded the first stage of a design strategy founded on the cycle of life: falling in love.

The TREZOR goes further, by symbolising feelings of maturity and commitment.

It reflects the maturity of Renault’s designs – a factor that, since 2014, has become the primary reason driving customers to purchase one of the brand’s vehicles.

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 - SVP Corporate Design

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TREZOR features the new Renault styling cues that are to be found across the range, namely warm, simple, sensual lines; a clearly defined family face and C-shaped signature lighting.

The TREZOR features striking red glazing and innovative 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 that underline the TREZOR’s sporting temperament and technology.

The metallic finish of the TREZOR 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, the movement of which embellishes the TREZOR with extra dynamism and creates the impression that it is actually breathing.

On the left-hand side of the body, the petrol filler hatch has been replaced by an analogue gauge that indicates the vehicle’s charge level, drawing on traditional sports car practice.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 TREZOR is equipped with resolutely 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 an interesting visual effect and increases the intensity of the light.

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Design codes of the future: authenticity and modernity

Within the TREZOR, there is a strong focus on evolving interior design.

The style is warm and sensual, with red as the predominant colour. The accent is on driving pleasure and extensive use is made of high-quality materials, including wood and leather. With its blend of craftsmanship, technology and a truly French touch, the cockpit offers a foretaste of the sleeker, increasingly refined interiors of future Renault models, complete with cutting-edge connectivity.

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A motor inspired by Renault’s electric vehicle expertise

Not only does Renault stand out as a pioneer of electric mobility, in addition to being Europe’s best-selling electric-vehicle manufacturer, but it also is contributing directly to the expansion of all-electric motorsport through its participation in the FIA Formula E Championship.

The TREZOR’s motor derives from the Renault e.dams, two-time winner of the Formula E Teams’ world title.

With maximum power of 260kW (350hp) and peak torque of 380Nm, it provides acceleration from standstill to 100kph in less than four seconds.

The TREZOR features two batteries, each of which has its own cooling system optimised by the variable-geometry air intake incorporated in the bonnet.

The TREZOR also incorporates a brake-operated energy recovery system, courtesy of the Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) technology developed for Formula E racing.

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