Renault's Tribute to Roland Garros: The New 5 E-Tech

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The Renault 5 E-Tech Roland Garros will make its debut appearance at the 2024 French Open, held from May to June at the Stade de Roland Garros in Paris. Interestingly, the stadium is not named after a renowned French tennis player but after a famed aviator who tragically lost his life during World War I after being shot down by German forces.

This special edition of the Renault 5 offers buyers a choice of four distinct colors: Pearl White, Midnight Blue, Starry Black, and an exclusive hue to this series, Matt Slate Gray. Each color option is complemented by a textile-finished grained roof in Satin Black, adorned with chrome satin-finish trim, while the cars ride on 18-inch Ecrou diamond-cut black alloy wheels featuring Matt Slate Gray center caps.

Renault 5 E-Tech Roland Garros

The unique design touches continue with Roland Garros logos adorning the lower sections of the front doors, embedded within a cross-hatch pattern reminiscent of tennis racket strings. Although initially perceived as a nod to the sport, Renault clarifies that it draws inspiration from the Cross of Saint Andrew and the stadium's architectural elements.

Inside the vehicle, Roland Garros logos are prominently displayed, including on seats upholstered in a recycled textile weave, inspired by the technical fabrics commonly found in sportswear. Even the e-pop gear selector lever is designed to resemble the grip of a tennis racket, complete with branding. Adding to the thematic details, the dashboard features backlit lettering spelling out 'Roland Garros Paris,' while the carpets and console phone charger are finished in an orange-red color reminiscent of the French Open's clay court surface.

Renault 5 E-Tech Roland Garros Interior

During the tournament, the Renault 5 Roland Garros will be showcased alongside various other E-Tech 5 models. Renault's involvement extends beyond showcasing vehicles; the automaker is supplying 180 hybrid and electric cars and SUVs to event organizers for their use. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to experience shuttle rides in four classic 5s from the 1970s, retrofitted to run on electric power, providing a blend of nostalgia and modern innovation.

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