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January 20, 2021

Autocar is the car nut’s weekly fix, delivering you a unique mix of the latest news, opinion, features, first drives of new cars and in-depth road tests – all complemented by the best photography in the business. No other magazine covers the subject you love with such enthusiasm, insight and quality every week of the year. Autocar stands for the highest quality in car journalism – and is rewarded with access to the best new cars and the biggest news stories before any of the opposition which we share with you, our readers, every week.

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how to get autocar magazine amid covid-19

AUTOCAR With more need than ever for engaging, entertaining magazines, we plan to ensure that Autocar will continue to be published in print every Wednesday. You should continue to find copies in supermarkets and other shops each week, so you can grab the latest issue while doing your essential food shopping. We have also prepared some special offers for both print and digital subscriptions to Autocar, so you can continue to receive every issue without leaving your home. For all our best subscription offers, visit themagazineshop.com To receive six print issues for £6, or a six-issue print and digital bundle for £8.50, visit themagazineshop.com/aca/easms20c Autocar is available digitally on: ● Apple’s App Store● Exact Editions● Google Play Store● Readly● Zinio Simply search for ‘Autocar magazine’ on your device. We remain committed to bringing you the best motoring magazine…

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has renault finally regained its mojo?

RENAULT HAS DONE some wonderful things over the past 20 years – its designs, its early adoption of electrification, some brilliant Renaultsports, Alpine’s relaunch – but the brand has never really captured the public imagination in that time with a truly standout car for the people. Under new boss Luca de Meo, who joined Renault from Seat last year, the company has been injected with fresh impetus. A new plan includes 24 new cars across its brands, everything from a rugged Dacia SUV to an Alpine sports car co-developed with Lotus. Most tantalising of all is a new Renault 5 (p6), which will arrive in 2023 sporting few changes over the concept version. We for one can’t wait. While the 5 is revered by enthusiasts, how and if it is remembered at all…

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iconic renault 5 reborn as ev in new model blitz

“ Reinventing a cult product lights a fire under the whole brand ” Renault will reinvent the popular 5 supermini as an electric hatchback designed to win over new buyers to battery-powered cars and to be the cornerstone of a new model blitz intended to move the brand upmarket. The all-new 5, which takes styling and design cues from the Clio’s predecessor that Renault produced from 1972 until 1996, will be one of 24 vehicles – including 10 EVs – launched by the Renault Group within the next five years. These will cover Renault, Alpine, Dacia, Lada and a new mobility brand called Mobilize. That total will include 14 new Renault cars and commercial vehicles, seven of them fully electric. As well as the 5, an electric version of the smaller classic 4…

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the fiat 500 is the blueprint

Explaining what he hopes the new electric 5 will do for Renault, company boss Luca de Meo said: “I know from experience that when reinventing a cult product, it lights a fire under a whole brand.” During de Meo’s time at Fiat, he was responsible for launching the revived 500, which turned around the brand and remains key today. There’s a reason Fiat’s first EV is the 500. De Meo’s new business plan for Groupe Renault is hugely ambitious, involving refocusing its four brands, a major model blitz and a heavy focus on EVs. It’s hard to comprehend, so de Meo, as much marketer as manager, needed something tangible to embody it. Something that would infuse Renault with direction, impetus and excitement in the way that the 500 boosted Fiat. The 5 Prototype…

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gilles vidal, renault 5 prototype designer

Will you build this car? “That’s the plan, yes. We don’t have a time frame to announce its production, but I can say we’re moving fast and we think that we can turn this concept into a production car with small changes. There will be arguments over a centimetre here and there with engineering as always, but the point is we’re having those discussions now.” What was the design brief? “We’re reactivating an icon, a cult car, so it’s very special. Everyone is making electric cars, so we have to think how we can give more, be it in terms of content or substance. This is our answer: to awaken an icon and equip it with the sharpest modern tech. It’s the future but tackled with the deepest emotions.” What are the standout design…

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‘renaulution’ also extends to dacia, lada and new mobilize brand

Dacia, the Renault Group’s budget brand, has revealed the Bigster Concept, which previews a range-topping SUV to sit above the Duster and showcases plans to break into new market segments and introduce hybrid powertrains. Dacia is now twinned with Russian brand Lada within the Renault Group, and the two will streamline their line-ups from 18 bodystyles to 11. All future Dacia vehicles will be based on the new CMF-B platform, which will give them the ability to use both hybrid and combustion-only (LPG) powertrains. Dacia and Lada will launch seven new models by 2025, including two in the C-segment as part of a wider push to strengthen the Renault Group’s position in more profitable car classes. The Bigster Concept is 4.6 metres long and features familiar Dacia design cues, such as the Y-shaped headlights…