SIMPLICITY, SENSUALITY, WARMTH: RENAULT’S NEW DESIGN
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Renault SYMBIOZ the vision for mobility of 2030
Renault Symbioz, the vision for mobility of 2030. The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show hosts the world premiere of the SYMBIOZ – Renault’s vision of the car and its role in society looking ahead to 2030. Renault’s new concept car actively explores the future of mobility and offers a completely new travelling experience with features, technology and design that interact with its ecosystem.
A new design cycle with Symbioz
SYMBIOZ extends the vision of autonomous, electric and connected cars to a time when vehicles fully interact with connected homes, cities, other vehicles and road infrastructure and become even more personal in the travel, energy and entertainment preferences of people who use them.
Laurens van den Acker
Senior Vice President, Corporate Design
After an initial series of concept cars based on Renault’s ‘Cycle of Life’ design strategy, our new concept cars set out to explore what mobility might resemble in the future.
“After an initial series of concept cars based on Renault’s ‘Cycle of Life’ design strategy which sought to prefigure the styling of our upcoming models, our new concept cars set out to explore what mobility might resemble in the future. No longer can we think of car design in isolation from the ecosystem surrounding us. Renault SYMBIOZ truly is a unique project that allowed us to work with planners, designers, engineers and architects. Our goal was to explore new boundaries in customer experience, technology, energy use and design harmony to form a completely new global experience.”
THE RENAULT DESIGN
With the arrival in 2009 of Laurens van den Acker, the man behind the new design identity, Renault styling gained fresh new momentum. Simplicity, sensuality and warmth are the three keywords, informing an emotional approach to design that expresses our Latin culture and our passion for the automobile. The new design identity is based on the idea of the human life cycle. Each concept car unveiled by Renault since the 2010 Paris Motor Show represents a phase in the life cycle, from falling in love and exploring the world to starting a family, working, having fun and gaining wisdom.
THE RENAULT RANGE
From concept to production car: how to recognize a renault car at first glance?
From New Twingo to the Espace replacement via Clio 4 and Captur – and not forgetting light commercial vehicles – Renault styling is harmonious and immediately recognizable, featuring a distinctive front end showcasing a larger, vertical diamond along with flowing, curvaceous lines. The styling intentions of the concept cars created by the Design team are today very close to the production vehicles they preview. DeZir kicked off this new approach in 2010, heralding New Clio. Captur, the top-selling model launched in 2013, was clearly previewed by Captur Concept, unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. In 2012, Twin’Z and Twin’Run announced the arrival of one of the big revelations of 2014: New Twingo. And more recently, Initiale Paris previewed the Espace replacement. In the space of just four years, no fewer than 11 new models have been launched, while 15 others have been refreshed. Not only is Renault the world’s leading French car manufacturer, but the brand now also boasts the youngest range in Europe.
2017 reveal : All-New Mégane R.S.
Third-generation of the iconic car, All-New Mégane R.S. now made even more powerful by a new turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection. The styling of the All-New Mégane R.S. incorporates numerous cues from the world of motorsport, including a rear diffusor, an F1-style front blade and a 3D honeycomb-pattern grill mesh that has been revisited by Renault Sport.
THE DACIA DESIGN
Dacia design is on the move
The models display a new lighting signature front and rear for an even more dynamic, contemporary look. The design of the front and rear lights has been revised. The front LED daytime running lights feature a pattern of four stacked rectangles. The rear lighting signature is based on four illuminated squares.
THE DACIA RANGE
For more than 10 years, the Dacia brand has stood out as a major player on the automobile market thanks to its straightforward policy of manufacturing attractive models that provide real value for money for the equipment they feature.
What’s new in 2017
This iconic car has been renewed, with new styling, equipment and a completely updated interior. Meanwhile, Duster is as spacious as ever, boasting the same off-road ability and the same low price tag. The car’s new design underlines the All-new Duster’s SUV pedigree thanks to its modern, robust and particularly assertive styling.