Although still in the initial phase of market implementation, Dacia’s first 100% electric model, the Spring, has a successor planned. Its arrival on the market will take place, moreover, in a particularly busy year for the Renault Group and other brands – 2024.
The revelation was made by Renault Groupnowadays the owner of the Romanian Daciaduring a financial results presentation event for 2021. In which, in addition to announcing the return to profits, after two years in the red, the French automotive group also unveiled some of the launches already defined for the coming years.
Thus, and according to the plan now released, 2024 will be a particularly busy year, as a result of the presentation of a total of four new models. Renault. Added to this is a new Alpine proposal, as well as a novelty Dacia – the successor to Spring!
On this model, it was the CEO of the Renault Group, Luca de Meo, who ended up revealing that the new electric Dacia will use, not the same platform as the Spring, but a new base: the already known platform CMF-A.
The cheapest EV on the market. Dacia Spring already has 40,000 orders
The choice, however, is not without some surprise, since the future EV from Dacia should basically have the same dimensions as the future electric Renault 5. Option that will position it, not in segment A, the same as in the current Spring, but in B, ie, the same as in R5. Which, remember, will use the CMF-B architecture.
Four Renaults, an Alpine… and a Nissan
Incidentally, as for the losango brand models included in this launch plan, it is precisely the future Renault 5 EV, as well as the already confirmed return of the Renault 4L. In addition to these two new proposals, there will also be a van and a larger model.
As for the Alpine novelty, it appears that it will be a sportier reinterpretation of the Renault 5 EV, which will be followed, in 2025, by the first compact and electric crossover of the Dieppe brand, the GT-X Over. The latter, based on the same platform as the Renault Mégane E-Tech and the Nissan Ariya.
And since we are talking about Nissan, the promise that, with all these new models, the successor to the current Micra will also emerge. Which, already foreseen, in a way, by the teaser unveiled last January, should come with electric propulsion and built, not in Japan, but in a Renault factory, in France.
Parts of a bigger plan
All these models are, moreover, part of a larger launch plan, drawn up within the framework of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, which foresees the launch of a total of 35 new EVs by the end of this decade.