At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Renault has unveiled Trezor – an all-electric Grand Tourer concept car that blends Renault’s warm, simple and sensual lines with the very latest innovations in interior experience, all-electric powertrain and autonomous driving. The innovative design isn’t only futuristic — the car is fast. It boasts a 260kw battery capable of 360 hp and 282 pound feet of torque. This power allows it to go from 0 to 62 mph in under four seconds.
The style is warm and sensual, with red as the predominant colour, and an accent on high-quality materials, including wood and leather, a blend of craftsmanship, technology and a truly French design touch.
The Renault Trezor features striking red glazing and innovative carbon bodywork with contrasting surface finishes. Smooth and silken at the front, this bodywork mirrors the car’s dynamic character. At the rear, it features hexagonal panels that underline the Trezor’s sporting temperament and technology. The metallic finish of the Trezor conveys an image that is both sleek and protective.
The Renault Trezor provides another surprise when you climb in, with a dashboard made from red wood that incorporates a luggage compartment at the front of the vehicle. Made-to-measure cases are held in place by leather straps and remind how travel can be an art form.
The seats’ rounded contours were inspired by the world of furniture design to create a plush, comfortable interior. Upholstered in smooth, deep-red leather, they embody the refinement of luxury goods.
The Trezor offers a choice of three driving modes: neutral, sport and autonomous. The autonomous driving mode can be activated using the multi-sense menu. When the car is in autonomous mode, the exterior lighting signature changes and extends to the lateral and rear logos, to indicate to other road users that driving has been delegated.
Formed by two leather-sheathed aluminium shafts, the steering wheel extends in width in autonomous mode. In the manner of a cinema screen, this movement symbolises a step into a whole new world of traveling. With the wheel in this configuration, the driver also has a panoramic view of the dashboard.
In this mode, the Renault Trezor allows occupants to use their time on a journey to stay connected. The driver and passenger are able to immerse themselves in a shared universe, perhaps by watching a film, playing a game or flicking through photographs.
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