Renault Be Bop Concept Car

An Original Variation On The Compact MPV Theme Renault Design will unveil Be Bop and Be Bop at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show. Two interpretations of the compact MPV theme, one is an all-terrain SUV and the other a sporting model under the Renaultsport brand. Be Bop and Be Bop combine rounded forms with structured lines for greater aerodynamic efficiency. Exceptional visibility and unique brightness characterise the cabin space, which can be configured in multiple ways to best suit occupants. The interior features numerous innovations, while the ergonomic Touch Design controls are intuitive.

Be Bop and Be Bop clearly belong to the Renault concept car family. Their pleasant "physique" resembles Ellypse while their profile has certain features in common with Koleos. Inside the cabin, the Touch Design concept introduced with Talisman comes into its own. "Both these vehicles follow on from our previous concept cars, illustrating inside and out a desire to take our signature design concept to its full expression through the notions of charm and sensuality," explains Patrick le Quément, Senior Vice President of Renault Corporate Design.

An expressive design in a rounded package

Be Bop and Be Bop instantly seduce with their modern, rounded forms. From the side, these four-metre long cars stand out for their vast glazed surface. Reminiscent of a water droplet, their style suggests movement and aerodynamic sleekness. "The water droplet is a superb symbol of aerodynamic purity," points out Michel Jardin, Director of Concept Car Design. Thanks to their softly rounded form, Be Bop and Be Bop provide a solution to the problem of MPVs, whose lack of aerodynamics has a negative impact on fuel consumption. The streamlined floorpan also helps boost aerodynamic efficiency.

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Published : 26/08/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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