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Striking Renault Symbioz to appear in Frankfurt. Image by Renault.

Striking Renault Symbioz to appear in Frankfurt
Renault's vision of 2030 motoring is the Symbioz EV, and you can see it in Frankfurt.
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2017-09-12: Renault Symbioz - the mobile room that's also a car

What's all this about?

It's a Renault of 2030. It's called the Symbioz and, as you'd expect of a car of the distant future, it's a zero-emissions electric vehicle (EV) that addresses 'customer expectations for both mobility and lifestyle in the future', as well as the 'environmental and urban challenges ahead'. Which means it will be hyper-connected and capable of autonomous driving, natch.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, by any chance?

Indeed, where it will not only show off a self-driving, internet-savvy, EV machine, but the continuing evolution of Renault's design language. As we already happen to think some of the company's current products, like the Megane and Scenic, are among the most handsome things in their class, this is good news. And, with the Symbioz's announcement, there's a teaser image and also a very short video that shows us a segment of the rear of the car. This is where things get interesting.

How so?

Well, accepting that it's bound to be an outlandish visual treat, there are still a few things here that are exciting and you can pick them up if you watch the video really closely. Like, for instance, the mainly glass roof and large door shuts, which indicate that the apertures might hinge upwards like the back doors on a Tesla Model X. Peer at the glass behind the Symbioz and you can see that its wide rear light clusters also incorporate what look like round lamps, while our favourite detail has to be that clear Mohican-like fin that sits centre-top of the Renault's hatch. Very cool.

Does the name link to symbiosis?

Yes, it does. So we don't know what more you want us to add to that, other than to say the Z at the end of the badge is to do with zero emissions, or ZE, which is how Renault badges its pure EVs, like the Zoe and the Kangoo ZE.

Anything else?

You can watch the teaser video of the Symbioz right here:



Matt Robinson - 4 Sep 2017


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