Renault is working on a basic supermini in the same vein as the likes of the Citroën C4 Cactus.
The concept car is called the 'Value Up' and adopts a similar cost-saving approach to the new SUV-like Cactus, aiming to be lightweight, efficient and cheaper to produce.
The Value Up uses materials such as bamboo to increase strength and while reducing weight, and weighs just 830kg. Early suggestions are that a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol version would emit around 100g/km of CO2, while a plug-in hybrid version could emit just 45g/km.
The styling is that of a concept that is not too far off production, with large windows that stretch down below the normal windowline and into the doors. The rear doors themselves are hinged at the back and allow a large entry-point thanks to a wide opening angle.
Inside, there is bamboo on the door panels, floors and seat bases, while the front and rear seats are both benches. Although there is room for three in the rear, the front bench seat is designed for two. Due to the cost-saving nature of the car, it is unlikely that the bamboo trim will ever make it to production.
The dashboard is dominated by a large touchscreen display that spreads across the width of the car.
It uses two small LCD screens in front of the driver for the instruments and two 76cm x 17cm screens on the rest of the dash. One acts as a large infotainment screen, controlling the likes of the sat-nav, air conditioning and even the direction the door mirrors are pointing in.