Renault has showcased its Symbioz autonomous EV concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. It’s a large four-door fastback(ish) sedan and is the French automaker’s take on where its EVs will be in the year 2030.
Despite the concept look being all futuristic and sporty in Renault latest design philosophy, you can clearly see the automaker’s heritage in the design too. This is thanks to the long front, stubby rear overhang, big wheels and low stance.
Its sliver-like LED head lamps and DRLs on the face while the side is dominated by the heavily flared wheel arches and big wheels. At the rear you get c-shaped tail lamps, a singular Renault badge and a sharply raked glass area to add to the low slung look.
Given the relatively large size of the car, it is like stepping into a large white room filled with screens, buttons and a digital dashboard. The design is minimalistic but suits the futuristic nature of this massive EV.
It’s powered by a 72kWh electric motor which produces 668bhp/600Nm of torque. The battery pack is good for 500Km on a full range and can do 80 per cent in just 20 minutes. With the looks you also get a 0-100kmph time of six seconds.
Renault’s aim with this car is to make it a part of a larger electric and digital ecosystem where the literally the car can be brought into the house as an additional room. It also wirelessly connects with the surroundings to help you plan journeys better.
The car can be driven by the owner or be used an autonomous vehicle. The driver mode gets a standard layout while in the AD or Autonomous Driving mode you can arrange the interior in a variety of ways to suit the situation.