Renault, the number One European automotive brand in India, showcased its global prowess led by TREZOR – an all-electric Grand Tourer concept car, at the Auto Expo 2018. TREZOR blends Renault’s warm, simple and sensual lines with the very latest innovations in interior experience, all-electric powertrain and autonomous driving. TREZOR has been awarded as the ‘Most Beautiful Concept Car’ at several global platforms.
RENAULT TREZOR: AN ALL-ELECTRIC GRAND TOURER CONCEPT CAR
TREZOR, a two-seater electric coupé, embodies the new design philosophy of Renault. Speaking about TREZOR, Laurens van den Acker – Senior Vice President, Corporate Design, Groupe Renault, shared, “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.”
TREZOR is perfectly in tune with the new design strategy unveiled in 2010 with the DeZir concept car. Its styling cues can now be seen across the entire model range, including Renault CAPTUR.
TREZOR features the new Renault styling cues that are to be found across the contemporary range, namely warm, simple, sensual lines; a clearly defined family face and C-shaped lighting signature.
TREZOR stands at 4.7 metres long, 2.18 metres wide and 1.08 metres high, and these outstanding proportions contribute to the driving enjoyment. The TREZOR’s motor derives from the Renault e.dams, a two-time winner of the Formula E Teams’ world title.
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. TREZOR’s one-piece clamshell roof lifts much like the lid of a jewellery box to give access to the interior.
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. This type of screen reinforces the interior’s cockpit feel while the satellite-navigation instructions continue to be visible on the upright part of the display.
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. 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.
Formed by two leather-sheathed aluminium shafts, the steering wheel extends in width in autonomous mode. In the manner of a cinema screen, this movement symbolises a step into a whole new world of travelling.