Renault has provided a first glimpse of its latest concept car, DeZir, ahead of this year’s Paris Motor Show. DeZir stands out as an illustration of the brand’s commitment to more emotional styling.

DeZir’s sensuous lines and bright red finish express passion. Powered by an electric motor, DeZir is proof that electric vehicles and a love of cars are by no means incompatible.

The DeZir project is the first to have been led by Laurens van den Acker and marks the start of a sequence of concept cars that will provide an insight into Renault Design’s new vision for the future. It also lays the foundations for the styling cues of Renault’s forthcoming vehicles.

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“DeZir is a statement of our new formal design language which conveys notions such as movement, sensuality and emotion through ideal proportions, in much the same way as an object whose forms have been honed by nature. The result is a warm, stimulating design that says ‘Renault’,” explains Axel Breun, Renault’s Director of Concept Car and Show Car Design.

Dimensions – mm

Length                                      4,225
Width                                        1,986
Height                                       1,163
Height – with doors open           2,256
Width – with doors open             2,682
Ground clearance                      110
Wheelbase                                2,582
Front track                               1,600
Rear track                                 1,705

Technical data

Motor                           Electric synchronous motor
Maximum power            110kW c/ 150hp
Maximum torque           226Nm
Top speed                    112mph
0-62mph                       5 seconds
Battery                          Lithium-ion (24 kW/h)
Range                           100 miles
Transmission                 Rear wheel drive
Drive                            Electric with active differential
Chassis                                    Tubular steel frame
Tyres                            245/35 R 21
Brakes                          356mm ventilated discs
Cd                                0.25
Kerb weight                   830kg

The public will get its first opportunity to see DeZir at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Text from Renault.