Renault Be Bop And Be Bop | Part Three

Renault Be Bop Concept Car


A spacious and occupant-friendly interior

The two rear-hinged doors open to reveal an original and elegant interior. The eye is drawn to a central arch to which the seats are anchored. This frees up floor space to create an unprecedented sensation of spaciousness. This arch also forms a link between front and rear occupants to reinforce the interior's friendly spirit. Two side arches stretch the length of the doors for passengers to rest their arms. The polished aluminium gearlever rises over the central arch, which houses all the other main controls such as heating, air-conditioning, navigation and music. A chrome-finish clock sits at the end of the arch in full view of both passenger and driver.

Be Bop and Be Bop provide ample stowage space in the central tunnel, dashboard and doors.

The rear seats of the Be Bop SUV can disappear under the front seats with the flick of a switch inside the door. And an articulated arm folds the back of the rear seat onto the cushion in a matter of seconds. Cushion and back then slide under the front seat to completely free up the rear space.

User-friendly controls and discreet technology
Be Bop and Be Bop take the Touch Design concept – introduced with the Talisman concept car then further explored with Mégane II, Espace IV and Scénic II – to its highest level of expression so far. Like the steering wheel with its "hand print" motif, all the controls suggest their function and invite contact.

Be Bop and Be Bop are brimming with sophisticated but always discreet technology. Key information (speed, rev counter, etc.) is displayed on two superimposed LCD screens and in 3D for greater clarity. The rev counter is represented by coloured circles. Auxiliary information such as navigation, music, communication and Renault services is grouped together on a separate screen at dashboard height, and which can be folded down and can face the driver or passenger.

Colours that match personality

Both these concept cars' interiors enjoy a distinctive colour scheme. With its slim seats, pale khaki and deep orange leather upholstery, and woven cotton flooring, the Be Bop SUV shows its warm personality. The panoramic windscreen and glass sunroof accentuate this by bathing the cabin in light.

Be Bop meanwhile adopts an interior that reflects its vocation. The slim black seats with reinforced sides are ideally adapted to sports driving, as are the gearlever and dials.

Published 26 August 2003 Melanie Carter

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