2010 Renault DeZir Concept
The vehicle concept of love will get its first opportunity to see Renault DeZir Concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Renault DeZir’s sensuous lines and bright red finish express passion. Powered by an electric motor, DeZir is proof that environmental concern and a love for cars are by no means incompatible.
Design is like someone is being “falling in love”, so it will better understand the life cycle. The result is a two-seater coupé which is both sculptural in spirit yet perfectly harmonious. Renault DeZir’s shape features prominent wheel arches that accommodate 21-inch wheels, the design of which took its inspiration from the notion of movement and the sides feature a combination of flush and recessed forms that play on contrasting light patterns.
The recessed, linear styling of the front air intake and the entire rear-end convey an impression of lightness in addition to efficiently channelling battery-cooling air from the front to the rear. The front-end design previews the new front-end identity that is poised to become a feature of all Renault models in the future.
The materials employed for the interior, like the senses they awaken, are precious, with white leather upholstery and trimming for the seats, dashboard and floor, along with a red lacquered finish for the console and accessories. “Inside DeZir, you feel like you’re floating on a cloud,” adds Stéphanie Petit, Colors and Materials Designer. The forms are soft and light, while the predominant colour is white, although there are also echoes of the same passion red used for the exterior.
Renault DeZir Concept is powered by an electric motor mounted in a mid-rear position to optimize weight distribution over the front and rear wheels. The vertically-mounted 24kW/h lithium-ion battery is located behind the benchseat and provides the car with a range of 160km. The basic motor is the same as the unit used for Renault’s production electric cars, although an evolution has enabled its power and torque to be uprated to 110kW (150ch) and 226Nm respectively.
Renault has been working closely with the highly-regarded IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, founded by Pierre Boulez in 1969) to define the sound that best reflects Renault DeZir’s personality.
* Length: 4,225 mm
* Width: 1,968 mm
* Height: 1,163 mm
* Height, with doors open: 2,256 mm
* Width, with doors open: 2,682 mm
* Ground clearance: 110 mm
* Wheelbase: 2,582 mm
* Front track: 1,600 mm
* Rear track: 1,705 mm
- Motor: Electric synchronous motor with rotor coil
- Power: 110 kW / 150 hp
- Maximum torque: 226 Nm
- Top speed: 180 km/h
- Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5 seconds
- Acceleration 0-50 km/h: 2 seconds
- Battery: Lithium-ion (24 kW/h)
- Range: 160 km
- Transmission: Rear-wheel drive; Direct, drive, with reducer and forward/reverse inverter
- Drive: Electric with active differential
- Chassis: Tubular steel frame
- Wheels and tyres: 245/35 R 21
- Diameter of ventilated brake discs: 356 mm (front and rear)
- Callipers: 6 pistons (front and rear)
- Cd (drag coefficient): 0.25
- Kerb weight: 830 kg
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