The latest concept car Trezor has been unveiled by Carlos Ghosn, Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO and Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice-President Corporate Design during the Renault press conference at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday 29 September 2016.
In 2010, the DeZir concept car embodied the renewal of Renault’s brand identity by inaugurating a new styling signature founded on simple, warm and sensuous lines. As the worthy successor to the DeZir, Trezor marks the beginning of a brand new design cycle.
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 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 – Senior Vice-President, Corporate Design
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.
With a maximum power of 260kW (350hp) and peak torque of 380Nm, it provides acceleration from standstill to 62mph 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.
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 the Multi-Sense system, the Trezor offers a choice of three driving modes: neutral, sport and autonomous. The Trezor embodies the vision of how autonomous cars can make travelling safer and more enjoyable, while allowing motorists to optimise how they use their time.
When the car is in autonomous mode, the exterior lighting signature changes and extends to the lateral and rear logos, to indicate to other road users that driving has been delegated.
Beyond 2020, Renault’s target is to make completely safe ‘hands-off / eyes-off’ technology available for its mainstream vehicles – at an affordable price.