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Renault ponders Renault 5 return

Renault ponders Renault 5 return

Renault has announced that it is to follow in the footsteps of MINI and Fiat and bring back a much-loved model from yesteryear.

While Fiat and MINI are enjoying a resurgence with drivers flocking to get behind the wheel of the updated 500 and Mini Cooper, the French manufacturer is looking to the iconic Renault 5 to ignite motorists' nostalgia.

In a bid to enhance its supermini range, Renault has announced it is considering a return for the model.

However, the car will not be rushed with the firm saying it must stand alone against the Clio and Twingo models currently in operation.

"We're seriously thinking about bringing back the Renault 5 to underpin the Clio," a source is quoted as saying.

"For it to be a credible car it would have to offer more than a Twingo. That would mean it wouldn't have to just be good dynamically, but would have to introduce a notion of the revolution that the 5 brought to the market in 1972, both in terms of technology and positioning."

Posted by Sebastian TurkenburgADNFCR-3205-ID-801267051-ADNFCR