According to the British edition Autocar, the new products will be based on the CMF-EV platform, and their design will be made in the style of the recent Morphoz concept car. In the first half of 2020, Renault’s losses exceeded seven billion euros.
One of the measures to overcome the difficult financial situation will be the electrification of the model range, including the introduction of new electric vehicles on the market.
It is already known that in 2021 or 2022 the carmaker intends to introduce a budget city electric car under the Dacia brand, as well as to launch an electric version of the Twingo on the Smart EQ ForFour platform.
Now the new information is about two upcoming electric crossovers. The first announced is an electric car, comparable in size to the Kadjar model, which will be based on the CMF-EV architecture.
It will receive a special body and low ground clearance for better aerodynamic efficiency. The second electric model will be inferior to the first in size – it will be similar to the European Captur.
The two innovations will be united by the fact that their design will overlap with the Morphoz concept car, presented in the spring of 2020. The main feature of Morphoz is that it can change its physical size depending on the selected movement profile.
For example, in urban mode the distance between the axles is 2.73 meters, and in “travel” mode it is 2.93 meters. The transformation is done by changing the width of the front fender, extending the hood and rear of the body.
At the same time, the silhouette of the electric car becomes more streamlined, the drag coefficient decreases, which is reflected in the power reserve and autonomous mileage.