This is the Renault Frendzy, a concept car that will be the star of the make’s display at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
The all-electric Frendzy is the fourth car to showcase Renault’s new design strategy, following the DeZir supercar, Captur crossover and R-Space MPV concept models.
Renault describes the Frendzy as 'a commercial business vehicle that can double-up as a comfortable family car'.
On the driver’s side, there’s no central pillar, only a pair of centre-opening doors that provide easy access to the cabin. On the passenger side, there's a conventional front door and, behind that, a sliding rear door that incorporates a 37-inch widescreen external display. Renault says that, for business, the screen can be used to display messages or information, such as 'making deliveries' or 'back in five minutes'.
For family use, the rear seats fold up from the floor. Those in the back can watch DVDs or play games on a touch-sensitive pad that slides out from the back of the driver’s seat. They can also draw on a blackboard-style slate that’s integrated into the sliding door.
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