2008 Renault Ondelios
Renault will unveil at the Paris Auto Show the Ondelios Concept, Renault’s vision of a high-end crossover. Tthe Ondelios is designed to combine a comfortable ride with respect for the environment.
The 4.8-metre-long, 1.6-metre high Ondelios has drawn inspiration from the world of aviation design to deliver high drag efficiency and a Cd of just 0.29. This long-distance voyager boasts sleek, smooth, amazingly fluid lines that make it appear as though it glides over the ground. It embodies Renault’s vision of high-end car.
A number of the car’s structural parts are made from natural flax fibre for greater recyclability and, in keeping with the commitment to make the car as light as possible, its body is made from carbon and polycarbonate.
The Ondelios is equipped with a lithium-ion battery and powered by a hybrid powerplant which combines a powerful 205hp (150kW) version of the 2.0 dCi engine, with two 20kW electric motors at the front end rear.
Press release after the jump.