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Renault Trezor All-Electric GT Concept Unveiled

On Monday, October 3rd, 2016

At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Renault has unveiled Trezor – an all-electric Grand Tourer concept car that blends Renault’s very latest innovations in interior experience, all-electric powertrain and autonomous driving.

Renault Trezor

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.

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.

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On the left-hand side of the body, the fuel filler hatch has been replaced by an analogue gauge that indicates the vehicle’s charge level, drawing on traditional sports car practice.

The Trezor provides another surprise when you climb in, with a dashboard made from red wood that incorporates a luggage compartment at the front of the vehicle. Made-to-measure cases are held in place by leather straps and remind how travel can be an art form.

The seats’ rounded contours were inspired by the world of furniture design to create a plush, comfortable interior. Upholstered in smooth, deep-red leather, they embody the refinement of luxury goods.

The refined dashboard highlights the cabin’s modern, high-tech appointments and features a big touch-screen display.

The rectangular steering wheel opens up the driver’s field of vision and is redolent of the world of Formula 1. It features three screens, one centrally mounted featuring the logo and two touchscreen displays to either side instead of conventional stalk controls.

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.

The Trezor is fitted with tailor-developed Continental tyres, fitted to 21- and 22-inch wheels at the front and rear respectively. A part of their tread features a pattern designed to optimise the clearance of surface water while the rest is entirely smooth to maximise grip.

A customisable, touch-operated dash with advanced connectivity

The Trezor sees the brand explore a new approach to dashboard design with a unique L-shaped display that combines the dashboard controls and the multimedia system.

The touch-screen’s interface can be personalised. The smartphone’s apps will appear on the multimedia system’s screen and the driver can display the widgets of that he or she wishes to use on the screen positioned behind the steering wheel.

Autonomous driving mode allows you to stay in touch while on the move

Thanks to Renault’s Multi-Sense system, the Trezor offers a choice of three driving modes: neutral, sport and autonomous. The Trezor embodies Renault’s vision of how autonomous cars can make travelling safer and more enjoyable, while allowing motorists to optimise how they use their time.

Beyond 2020, Renault’s target is to make completely safe ‘hands-off / eyes-off’ technology available for its mainstream vehicles – at an affordable price.

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