Renault has provided a preview glimpse of its new concept car, DeZir, ahead of this year's Paris Motor Show.
Powered by an electric motor, DeZir is proof that environmental concern and a love for cars are by no means incompatible.
The DeZir project is the first to have been led by Laurens van den Acker and marks the start of a sequence of concept cars that will provide an insight into Renault Design's new vision for the future. It also lays the foundations for the styling cues of Renault's forthcoming vehicles.
The DeZir is a two-seater coupé which features prominent wheel arches that accommodate 21 inch wheels, the design of which took its inspiration from the notion of movement, while the sides feature a combination of flush and recessed forms that play on contrasting light patterns.
The DeZir is powered by an electric motor mounted in a mid-rear position to optimise weight distribution over the front and rear wheels. The vertically-mounted 24kW/h lithium-ion battery is located behind the bench seat and provides the car with a range of 160km. The basic motor is the same as the unit used for Renault's production electric cars, although an evolution has enabled its power and torque to be uprated to 110kW and 226Nm respectively.
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