Renault is providing a glimpse of its new concept bound to show up tomorrow in Paris.
[update] Images (posted below) of the concept have emerged onto the web and are also showing the VW I.D. concept set to be unveiled tonight on the eve of the Paris Motor Show.
Set to take the shape of an all-electric vehicle, the new showcar for Paris serves as a follow-up to the DeZir from 2010. Much like the concept before it, the Trezor is going to preview Renault’s forthcoming design approach that is going to be implemented on future production models. While the current cars with the diamond logo have “simple, warm and sensuous lines,” the attached teaser shows a hexagonal theme on the hood, although we will have to wait until tomorrow to check out the concept in full.
There’s not much to go by looking at this single image released by Renault, but according to the press release it will have "surprising proportions.". As a reminder, the 2010 DeZir pictured below was a stylish two-seater coupe and was actually the first design study to come following Laurens van den Acker’s arrival as chief designer.
Technical specifications have not been released, but we do know the concept’s moniker “conjures up the image of a prized, multifaceted object to be discovered and explored.” In addition, the use of “Z” in its name refers to the zero emissions (Z.E.) electric powertrain, just like the aforementioned DeZir.
Speaking of its electric heart, Renault will soon have an upgraded Zoe Z.E. on sale with a 41-kWh battery pack rated at 248 miles (400 kilometers) in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). In addition, the new Zoe Z.E. version will come with a stronger electric motor bumped from 77 hp (57 kW) to 88 hp (65 kW). It remains to be seen whether the concept will use the same hardware or it’s going to have a different electric powertrain.