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Renault Ondelios

Renault Ondelios

Renault Ondelios

Renault Ondelios

Renault Ondelios

Renault Ondelios interior

Renault Ondelios interior
Make Renault
Model Ondelios
Concept year 2008
Production year -
Engine diesel / electric hybrid

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 wheel arches.

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 Le Quément.

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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