Now comes word that Renault is mulling the rebirth of the R5. If approved for production, the R5 would be based on the Clio and compete with the likes of the Fiat 500, Smart Fortwo and the Mini Cooper. A return to the North American market seems unlikely, but it wouldn't be out of the question for Renault to offer "Le New Car" through partner Nissan's dealerships. Sort of like how the Fiat 500 is sold through select Chrysler dealerships. Should the R5 get the green light, it could appear by 2014, hopefully with a real focus on efficiency.
[Source: Autocar | Image: Severin Vogt – C.C. License 2.0]