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The Renault Ondelios was a top-of-the-range concept car
designed for long distance travel. The vehicle first went
on display at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.
Patrick Le Quément, Renault's Design Director said
of the concept, "Ondelios is inspired by motion rather
than speed and is a whole new response to the call of
the open road."
The styling of the Renault Ondelios is inspired partly
by aircraft. And while it might not be pretty, it has
resulted in a slippery, low drag body and a canopy-style
passenger compartment with gull-wing doors.
The striking aluminium-finish grille is flanked by LED
headlamp units designed to suggest flowing motion. Another
aerodynamic feature of the Renault Ondelios are the boomerang-shaped
tail lights. These are built into the bodywork and ringed
with air extractors to control the flow of air from the
The glass roof and butterfly-type side doors (which also
feature an extensive glazed area) flood the interior of
the Ondelios with natural light. The dark blue anthracite
of the bodywork blends perfectly with the tinted glazed
area, making the car look as if it were all of a piece
and a single color."We think of it as made from a
single material, where the body and glazed areas merge
into one. Ondelios is a glimpse of what the automobile
might be in the medium term future," adds Patrick
The interior of the Renault Ondelios has seating for six
people. The individual seats are arranged in three rows
of paired seats. The electrically adjustable backs fold
into comfortable, business-class positions, while occupants
can deploy and retract their footrests at will.
All the passengers, including those in the back row, have
their own Samsung interactive portable multimedia devices
which they can use for sharing data or multiplayer gaming.
Speakers are also incorporated into the headrests and
a multizone HVAC system enables each passenger to set
the temperature to his or her own liking.
The Renault Ondelios is powered by hybrid drivetrain consisting
of a205 horsepower, 2.0 litre diesel engine working in
conjunction with two electric motors. The diesel engine
sends its power to the front wheels, while the two electric
motors drive the 23 inch rear wheels.
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