Chris Harris on... the new Renault 5 EV: "The French have rediscovered their mojo" | Top Gear

1 Απρ 2021
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Chris Harris sits down with Jack Rix - Editor of Top Gear Magazine - to chat about the upcoming all-electric, reimagined Renault 5. Is utilising the back catalogue demonstrative of an imagination deficit, or should it be plundered at will? Let's find out.
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  • If Lamborghini made and full electric Bravo, heaven

    MrbigolnutsMrbigolnutsΠριν ημέρα
  • Electric cars are trash. Think a very large laptop with wheels, tell me what happens when a laptop battery gets old. There is no resale value, there is no maintainance of these cars. We are being moved into a system of bondage where renting or leasing is the only financially sustainable way to keep and drive a car. Most people won't even be able to afford these leases and will take public transport. Anybody who cheerleads this NWO rubbish should get the rope. Simple as. Internal combustion forever!!

    ryeman95ryeman95Πριν 2 ημέρες
  • Could listen to Chris Harris forever

    danbobnixdanbobnixΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Oh my god. A presenter that doesn't just praise german stuff but actually enjoys the innovation that French brought to the market. I'm in heaven.

    Picio301Picio301Πριν 5 ημέρες
  • A new CX would be glorious .. 🙏🙏

    Damien HillDamien HillΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Notice how much better their vocabulary and command of the English language is. Huzzah. Plunder away chaps. Thankyou.

    Kirth GersenKirth GersenΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Speaking about wanting another big French saloon, Peugeot’s new 508 PSE seems to be critically acclaimed as a driver’s car. Looks great too!

    DGB ServicesDGB ServicesΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • Early 90's for new 18/19 Y.O driver, best car ever, Citroen AX GT.

    Vivian FaustVivian FaustΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • Couldn't agree more with Chris ! The Mazda, Peugeots and Volvos are killing it design wise. Bmw one atrocity after another 😂

    SpaghettiKillahSpaghettiKillahΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • 2:34 Renault isn't a "Régie" anymore since its privatisation in 1996.

    chucku00chucku00Πριν 10 ημέρες
  • Chris Harris is the goat of motoring presenters

    MegaProtixMegaProtixΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • It's not gonna look like that when it goes in to production. Look at the Honda E vs the consept, such a let down.

    Sol FestSol FestΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • I want a small petrol turbo like the original Renault 5 Turbo not an EV. I wouldn't even mind if it was a 1.0 litre 3 cylinder. But they already have the Renault Twingo Turbo, so maybe it should be a 1.2-1.4 Turbo.

    Teds WorldTeds WorldΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • couldn't probably agree more with those two

    Idiotokraft3000Idiotokraft3000Πριν 14 ημέρες
  • There is too much emphasis on ugly, unreliable, overpriced German cars in the UK and USA at the expense of beautiful French cars.

    ArgentumArgentumΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • There's quite a few awesome retro looking EV's. This Renault, the Honda, the Opel Manta and the Peugeot E-Legend. If I win the lotery I'm gonna buy them, strip them and drop in some good old petrol drinking beast of an engine. New meets old!

    TheSillypigTheSillypigΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • Are French cars unreliable and badly designed ? Or this complete nonsense..? There was a slightly negative reputation in the past

    Pete DavidPete DavidΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • Reno 5 looks great . Nice design

    langra manlangra manΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • "Quand ton coeur bat la chamade" means roughly in English "when your heart beats in a hurry under the effect of a strong emotion." Therefore "Chamade" refers to a very strong emotion, that will make your heart beats faster... :-)

    Julien VerboisJulien VerboisΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • The roads will be far better when the hideous trend of the suv dies off.

    Gumpy 49Gumpy 49Πριν 17 ημέρες
  • Chamade a question ive always wondered🙈🙈

    Lorcan McGivneyLorcan McGivneyΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • *CITROEN CX* please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please..!!! Or SM.

    Piccalilli PitPiccalilli PitΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • *MY GREATEST HOPE* with electric, is that we can get back to the days of buying a rolling chassis and having a coach builder do the body for you - that would be a wonderful world to live in...

    Piccalilli PitPiccalilli PitΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • *I NEVER LIKED FRENCH CARS* until bought a Citroen C6 and OMG - instantly converted... Weird AF. Headlight switch on the floor. Door handles that lift up diagonally that you have to explain to everyone how to get out. Tiptronic box that worked back to front. But a ride that was better than my S500 Merc.

    Piccalilli PitPiccalilli PitΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • Sadly, the quality is so poor that after about 2 years they squeek and rattle

    Brutus ofTroyBrutus ofTroyΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • I know this, that "en chamade" in music refers to prominent loud fanfare trumpet and reed sounds on an organ, usually ones on display on the front of the case, so I would imagine that "chamade" means something like a "fanfare"...

    Chris BurnChris BurnΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • I’d love to see Peugeot make a ralleye version of the new 208 with the 1.2 130bhp version of their puretech engine coupled to a manual gearbox and have as little in the way of unnecessary tech as possible to keep it light as possible. Also in form of GTi by PS with the 225bhp 1.6thp from the 508 GT. Come on Pug!! 🙏

    DGB ServicesDGB ServicesΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • Nice to see top gear presenters appreciate modern french cars rather than be all snobby about them like the old lot were!

    DGB ServicesDGB ServicesΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • i wish they made a newer similar version of the 406

    Rick MortyRick MortyΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Chamade is a French term that roughly translates to "In the emergency lane, in a cloud of steam."

    Alan HyndAlan HyndΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • i love the safrane V6 bi-turbo.

    asr 01asr 01Πριν 21 ημέρα
  • 5 GT Turbo...⛽⛽

    VW GTIVW GTIΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • A mehari would be a deal breaker, with a small battery, 50 miles max to go to the beach...

    Lionel Di MartinoLionel Di MartinoΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • fully electric ?!! instant dislike...

    Caius CosmaCaius CosmaΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Go for Talbo Lago T150, Delage D8, Delahaye 225, Citroën Traction, Citroën DS, Peugeot 504 the e-Legend is modelled from, and reinvent the Renault Twizzy

    Marquis DailyMarquis DailyΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Peugeot 504 Coupe and / or Convertible

    Neil PavettNeil PavettΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Im french and i am impressed by his knowledge

    aknotpsuaknotpsuΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • The gt5 was a sought after model, The 6R4 took things to a new level, It's sister the Clio adopted the same.

    Mark VinceMark VinceΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Why can't we have Renaults and Peugeots here in America, dammit!! We finally got Alfas not long ago but I really miss seeing the french cars on the road. Sure, they're not the greatest, but they're iconic brands nonetheless, specially for those of us who grew up watching Rally racing.

    Fernie ArielFernie ArielΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • This kind of discussion is just brilliant - please bring us a panel podcast!

    Paddy ComynPaddy ComynΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • I hope they make a rally car like the toyota yaris I think they gonna ruined it like honda did with the honda e the shaved away all the coolness of the concept

    Davy Du TréDavy Du TréΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • French certainly had some funky looking cars but reliability was chod

    Daniel FarrantDaniel FarrantΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • I want a new Citroen AX

    Chris CuthbertsonChris CuthbertsonΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • You had me at: "BMW is all over the place" 🤣

    Bruce KennedyBruce KennedyΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Top gear should really consider making a podcast I'd really like to see it on GRworld and other platform's🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Ncomeka ShingaNcomeka ShingaΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Enough of SUV! Why people need a combination of mini bus and truck if you don't have three kids and a dog???

    hexxon77hexxon77Πριν 24 ημέρες
  • boring guys.

    Baccy StackerBaccy StackerΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Citroen AX GT?

    Platypus HatstandPlatypus HatstandΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Isn't a Citroen CX a rebadged Tesla model S with a nice interior? I know, I'll get me coat.

    Paul Le MarsPaul Le MarsΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Chris Harris is one of the finest, most relaxed and differentiated men on the planet when it's about cars. I owned several Renault 5s, but the best was the Renault 5 Alpine in their shiny the Alpine A110 that would be the way to go!

    Robertus KoppiesRobertus KoppiesΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • Citroën SM

    EthelredEthelredΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • "Don't ask people for advice", yeah Churchill said that same thing about politics, the jist of which was: if it's important and complicated don't ask a bunch of average numpties from the general public what they think because you'll get some very average responses.

    AnyoldionAnyoldionΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • I want a new Peugeot 207cc

    Johnny SmithJohnny SmithΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • GTA...Anyone?

    chevyimpchevyimpΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • Spot on, the french and Italians ( fiat not ferrari) sell cheaper cars and get criticised for their interiors not being as premium yet if they sold premium interiors at premium prices no one would buy them as they de rather have the German badge. Catch 22

    Chris lightningChris lightningΠριν 25 ημέρες
    • Exactly that.

      DGB ServicesDGB ServicesΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • Top gear praising french junks!!! LOL. In a nutshell If you are wondering why top gear is just another mediocre bbc program with 5M less viewers.

    Foodways DistributionFoodways DistributionΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • Sorry, it doesn’t inspire me like the dear little 5! Got to agree that since Bangle went, BMW have gone right off the design rails, not long later, Mercedes switched to a watered down Bangelesque awkwardness and ugliness and Audi, well they have just been wringing out small variations of the 1980s Audis Design ad Infiniti’s. I love the CX, had it been given a lightweight small OHC V8, decent gearbox and clutch it would be the only car for me. My old Athena was glorious but that agricultural engine and crap transmission,!

    blxtothisblxtothisΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • This car sucks in so many ways !!! ...

    d0nn13br45k0d0nn13br45k0Πριν 26 ημέρες
  • 7:42 I think they asked a focus group and got 3 different names :-)

    The1trueDaveThe1trueDaveΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • 3:52 - 4:30 Praise be, someone finally said this! I just popped in for an interesting snippet on the new R5 and someone just nails everything I've felt was wrong with the car industry for the last 20 years..!

    The1trueDaveThe1trueDaveΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • i had a renault 5 williams for 6 months mad car.

    Bennitito SealeBennitito SealeΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • Waiting for an electric Marina.....

    Bert SwBert SwΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • Cars that need to be brought back list I'll start: 1. Sierra cosworth

    SkodeySkodeyΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • Henry Ford: "If I'd asked people what they wanted, they would've said faster horses!"

    Damian DohertyDamian DohertyΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • crap

    Defund the BBCDefund the BBCΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • Reminds me of the episode of them simpsons when Homer designed a car

    Wolfgang GreisWolfgang GreisΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • Renault 4 ev all the way

    Smithy BoySmithy BoyΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Chris is the best. And thinking off getting a megane rs 2011. Any views. Thank you.

    Xxx XxxXxx XxxΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • These segments are so great. Keep them coming, TG! The more Chris Harris the better!

    Atticus BastowAtticus BastowΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • So frustrating that every car these says needs to drive sporty on wheels with almost no rubber, I want comfort - like the old French cars, exactly.

    LS_scapeLS_scapeΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • With the Renault 4's shape, it could be remade into a Crossover.

    Markus FuchsMarkus FuchsΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • AWESOME!!! Another great looking great idea of a vehicle that the US will never ever see anything like. America will never let decent cars into the country, same as decent chocolate and a plethora of other products that everyone else in the world enjoys. They say it's because of taxes on imports, foreign relations, farmers and chicken, and all kinds of weird nonsense things throughout history, but in reality... Americans know that their versions are so bad in comparison they'd never sell anything and go bankrupt. Try living in the US for a few years and tell me I'm wrong.

    Robot MunkeeRobot MunkeeΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Chris Harris …your awesome

    Sabah Al-BoukhariSabah Al-BoukhariΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Looking back, for style influences, is a dead end. This is where start-ups have an advantage, they aren't bogged down with misty eyed nostalgia

    baggierols 73baggierols 73Πριν 27 ημέρες
  • Citroen Mehari E

    simon nørgaardsimon nørgaardΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • Love listening to Chris. Makes so much sense. Have to say though the best hot hatch of the 90s 306 GT6. Perfect combination of performance, handling and ride.

    Mr PCBMr PCBΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • Remake the Avantime! It was always a car that was too far ahead of its time... perhaps now is the time for it to shine? Plus, a modern redesign, subtly changed, would look incredible!

    PilcrowPilcrowΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • I would like to see a new Citroen DS 21, pure EV maybe even as hatchback and estate not saloon and estate but keeping the same shapes.

    Simon BurleighSimon BurleighΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • if they lunch for 15k euro i am buying one with cash

    JHorvat84JHorvat84Πριν 28 ημέρες
  • Never a dull moment when watching these 2.

    chakalisa jopichakalisa jopiΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • I've never agreed with Chris on anything more than the look of new BMWs. Everytime I see one I can't help but think about "the emperors' new clothes". Who are all these blind people buying these?? I mean, I know they are generally good cars, but they do make you feel sick just looking at them.

    ZesPakZesPakΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • The frenciea are making cool and very nice looking cars too, like the new pug saloon i saw was epic looking and i think the reno talisman is epic

    Emppu T.Emppu T.Πριν 29 ημέρες
  • R5 and 205 EVs would slaughter any offerings by BMW, Audi and Mercedes. As a second car for 40-50 somethings , these are the very cars we want to relive, and plundering the all time great back catalogue for the next reincarnation is great in my eyes. Why not throw in the mix, a Lancia Delta? And I have to disagree with Chris, as a R4 EV would look very cool whilst being super practical with the higher roofline.

    Elliott LesterElliott LesterΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • They've rediscovered their mojo... by bringing back a 50-year old design? How's that progress? The French hdd rediscovered their design mojo since they came out with the 2004 C4 and the 2005 C6!

    Ray BoccinoRay BoccinoΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • 2:26 "When you see an X4, you just go..." Either he hasn't seen the i4...or he has but he managed to "unsee" it... 6:36 "...since the C6, which still looks amazing to me!" And our opinions on 'looks' have definitely diverged! (That or it was an April Fool's joke--fitting, given the video's upload date...)

    ZeHoSmusicianZeHoSmusicianΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • I didn t forget how shitty our rotnoault 18 was. Romantic it all the way. It s junk. Still is.

    klinkskeklinkskeΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • new cars are just too bulky, thanks safety regulators

    1greenMitsi1greenMitsiΠριν μήνα
  • Harris could be waxing poetically about a Traban or a hand grenade and still mange to make it interesting and informative.

    Das BootDas BootΠριν μήνα
  • Good job Chris is not in Marketing - Leave the 2CV and Renault 4 as just too iconic, and concentrate on a Renault Chamade and Citroen Ami - Sorry Chris, a chunk of credibility just did a handbrake turn

  • Perfect in every way.

    Don LuccheseDon LuccheseΠριν μήνα
  • As Chris says we need to see a french (big) car that the french president would want to be driven around in. Not Macron sticking his head out of the sun roof of a DS 5, but Mitterand in a SM présidentielle.

    Mikkel Bom SimonsenMikkel Bom SimonsenΠριν μήνα
  • there is the DS9 .

    RuiDRuiDΠριν μήνα
  • Chris Harris is by far the best automotive journalist out there but MUST stay unscripted!!

    Gkc GaryGkc GaryΠριν μήνα
  • I currently drive a Mitsubishi 300GT but my first car was a 205 GT which was like the 205GTi but without the pokey engine, loved how it handled and drove and the glass sunroof was great. Also had a Renault 5 GT Turbo and a GTX ( 1.8?), all great little cars. Ripped the sump off the GT Turbo, eat three turbos!

    SuperDeadlenSuperDeadlenΠριν μήνα
  • Top Gear, these chats between Jack and Chris are what's kept me going through lockdown - all car manufacturers should have to watch these as part of their job description.

    DevilBlissDevilBlissΠριν μήνα
    • Yes indeed! Forget about the focus groups. Listen to what Chris Harris has to say.

      Markus FuchsMarkus FuchsΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Chris Harris, so knowledgeable, and not just on the glamorous stuff, and so damned articulate. Please please keep these going!

    James HulmeJames HulmeΠριν μήνα
  • When car companies need to go through their back catalogue suggests to me that they lack innovation for something completely new and novel.

    Charles JamesCharles JamesΠριν μήνα
  • To sell electric cars there needs to be something you want to own it, not have to own it to get somewhere. I think several manufactures need to get together and mass produce the hard wear to bring the price down. Range at the end of the day is the big problem at the moment.

    Gavin IversGavin IversΠριν μήνα
  • Completely left out the i-Pace. Why recommend the car with the worst build quality?

    LordsofRandomnessLordsofRandomnessΠριν μήνα
  • Most popular girls/boys name of 2021.. Chamade

    FlannelFlannelΠριν μήνα