sebastian pablo salanova: r4 people renault 4 ever shortlisted entry
‘r4 people’, renault redesign concept by sebastian pablo salanova
‘r4 people’ is a concept car by argentinan designer sebastian pablo salanova which aims to integrate the essence of renault’s original design with sustainable economy. with the premise of creating an inclusive and accessible vehicle, this proposal includes both hatchback and van styles that can be used in diverse contexts. the concept is one of fifty projects shortlisted from over 3200 submissions from 92 countries in designboom’s recent RENAULT 4 EVER competition, which asked participants to redesign the renault 4 with an eye towards historical lineage, contemporary aesthetics, and sustainable design.
the look of ‘r4 people’ maintains the simplicity of its ancestor but addresses modern environmental concerns: to minimize long-range ecological impact, the five-door hatchback and two-door van are both powered by engines with an electric lithium battery. seats are given extra functionality with a hollow structure for storage, and floor coverings are created from natural fibers. plastic components are likewise formed with recycled materials, and the body and side molding are made from aluminum. lastly, the exterior features LED front and rear lights.
front LED light detail
back LED light detail
renault is proud of the results of the RENAULT 4 EVER competition and extends sincere thanks to all of its participants. the jury has still not made its final decision on the winning entry, but the results will be published to designboom at the end of july.
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