Inside the Morphoz is the familiar mix of concept car ideas and materials, with the cabin accessed by reverse hinged doors and no B-pillar in the middle. There’s a sci-fi steering wheel with haptic touch-sensitive controls, AI to second-guess what you want to do and gesture recognition along with a “floating” slimline dashboard that frees up more cabin space. And – here’s a blast from the Renault past – a front passenger seat that spins around to face the rear seat occupants, Espace style.
All that and the Morphoz looks pretty cool too, with a hint of Range Rover Velar in its rakish profile and previewing many of the design cues, vents, grilles, colours and materials that will distinguish the first impending all-electric Renault SUV. In this regard, as well as its SUV coupe style, the Morphoz is an accurate near-future taste of what is to come.
But fear not, the morphing bodywork is likely to remain at the concept stage. What this thought-provoking concept achieves however is a vivid illustration of how the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubish Alliance’s new dedicated electric car architecture, called CMF-EV, can be adapted for a whole family of electric cars from small to large. Expect to see those in the coming years.