New Renault 4 to be "Swiss army knife" of small SUVs

While the new 4 E-Tech is likely to ride softly, it won’t have to cope with the extremes of body roll of the legendary original, engineers say. Today’s sophisticated suspension – and especially the new multi-link rear suspension – means you can now have one without the other.

The 4 is expected to share the 5’s three single-motor, front-driven powertrain options, but Autocar understands that the new platform could accommodate a second motor at the rear – potentially paving the way for a four-wheel-drive version of the 4.

Renault 4 prototype testing – rear

The 4 is due to hit showrooms in 2025 as an evolution of 2022’s chunky, Dakar-inspired 4Ever Trophy concept.

It was recently pictured for the first time in winter testing, revealing a much higher ride than the new 5, as well as the distinctive slanted C-pillar from the original 4. 

Retro lighting designs at each end, and no doubt a smattering of 1960s-themed trim details inside and out, will enhance its retro appeal.

These early images also provide a first look at the 4’s cabin – an obvious visual departure from its Mégane and Scenic range-mates, but still centred around the latest generation of Renault’s infotainment system. 

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