The Renault Coupe Corbusier concept has been revealed at the Villa Savoye located on the outskirts of Paris to commemorate the 50th anniversary since the death of the architect whom the concept was christened after – Le Corbusier. With that said, don’t get your hopes too high up as the Renault Coupe Corbusier is exactly just that – a “recreational” exercise by the designers to “investigate the topic of French cultural objects.”

So then, what about the concept? For starters, it features a long, low-slung silhouette with a large grille up front comprised of geometric shapes. Elsewhere, massive wheels tucked within bulging arches augment its muscular stance while rear-hinged dihedral doors further add to the visual drama. At the rear, a thin strip of LED lights form the taillamp assembly.

Unfortunately, that’s as far as we can go when it comes to describing the concept as Renault has refused to divulge technical information regarding what lies under the heavily-sculpted body. Considering the fact that it’s just a styling exercise with no production plans in sight, we wouldn’t be too surprised if the concept is not even a working prototype.


The same goes for the cabin – Renault has not revealed the layout of the interior. From the photos, we can see a faint purple glow emanating from the cabin so that could point to a futuristic interior with lots of LED lighting and multiple touchscreen displays for most of the controls.

In designing the Renault Coupe Corbusier concept, the French carmaker stated that its designers employed “ideas of simplicity, geometric elegance and mastery of light” which resulted in “a 21st century car inspired by the architect’s modernist principles and theories.”

The Renault Coupe Corbusier concept will be displayed at the Villa Savoye as part of the “Cars for living: the automobile and modernism in the 20th and 21st centuries” exhibition in Poissy. Said exhibition will be held from October 22 2015 to March 20 2016.