Although the 5 is claimed to be a technological leader in its segment compared with current alternatives, Renault is aiming for the model to be priced below its competitors – including the outgoing Zoe.
For reference, the Zoe starts at £29,995 and the Vauxhall Corsa Electric at £31,090, while the new Volkswagen ID 2all concept has a target price of £22,000 (in today’s money) for when production begins in 2026.
Key to this in the 5 will be the reuse of 70% of the components from the ICE variant of the CMF-B platform, which underpins the Renault Captur, Renault Clio, Nissan Juke and more.
The CMF-B-EV platform will eventually spawn a “complete family” of cars, according to Renault B-segment EV director Jérémie Coiffier.
Gilles Godinot, CMF-B-EV platform manager, said: “It’s really flexible in terms of track and wheelbase, and overhang of course, but mostly the track and wheelbase are really flexible.”
The 4 crossover is set to launch in 2026, a year after sales of the 5 hatchback begin.
As previously reported by Autocar, Renault-owned performance brand Alpine is developing a 5 hot hatch, fitted with a shortened version of the 215bhp motor from the Mégane.