- The Renault ZOE with new Z.E. 40 battery establishes a new record driving range of 400 kilometres NEDC.
- Renault continues its product offensive with five new models and the European Premiere of new KOLEOS INITIALE PARIS.
- New concept car TREZOR marks the beginning of a new cycle of Renault design and innovation.
- A fully-renewed Renault at Paris Motor Show: electric vehicles, new design, a completely refreshed line-up.
29 September 2016 – Paris Motor Show, Paris
Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn today announced the Renault ZOE will be available for immediate sale with the Z.E. 40 battery enabling it to travel 400km NEDC (equivalent to a real-world range of 300km in urban or suburban areas) on a single charge. The ZOE is already Europe’s best-selling electric passenger vehicle and this range increase surpasses any affordable electric vehicle available today.
“This month Renault surpassed 100,000 electric vehicles sold and now ZOE will travel up to 400km without recharging. We are continuing to push in areas where innovation matters most for Renault customers. Making it easy for them to choose electric, with new connected services to enhance their driving experience, is a top priority for us and for ZOE customers.” said Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.
Ghosn presented against a backdrop of Renault’s entirely renewed range, exhibited for the first time all together at the Paris Motor Show. The new KOLEOS INITIALE PARIS, Renault’s top-of-the range SUV, was shown for the first time in Europe today, marking the finale of a Groupe Renault product offensive that has seen four electric vehicles, 15 renewed models, and 11 totally new models in the past four years. The company has enjoyed record financial results in the past 18 months due in part to the product offensive, manufacturing investment, Renault-Nissan Alliance synergies, and geographic expansion.
Groupe Renault Senior Vice President Design Laurens van den Acker also unveiled a new Renault concept car, TREZOR, which sets the design vision for the next generation of Renault models and technology investments.
ZOE sets new bar for affordable electric vehicles ready now
As the pioneer of all-electric mobility and Europe’s number one seller of electric vehicles, Renault has stepped up its innovation programme and the deployment of its Zero Emission strategy.
Fitted with the new Z.E. 40 battery, the Renault ZOE now delivers a record NEDC driving range of 400km, which is twice the distance from its original launch and the best of any mainstream all-electric vehicle available now.
More than just adding breakthrough on distance, ZOE owners can now benefit from a range of new connected services and equipment upgrades:
New connected services
- E. Trip: locates all public charging stations in association with the R-LINK navigation system (Europe)
- E. Pass: permits the use of most charging stations irrespective of their operator, plus simplified payment using a smartphone (Europe)
- E. smartphone app: door-to-door navigation (available early 2017)
Equipment levels: more choice and features
- A limited-edition ZOE Edition One in France / Bose equipment level in the model’s other European markets (premium leather upholstery, Bose® audio, exclusive body colour).
- New features for the other equipment levels (two additional body colours; new interior appointments for Zen versions; electronically folding door mirrors, new wheels and new trim for Intens versions).
ZOE fitted with the new Z.E. 40 battery is made at Renault’s Flins plant in France.
New Renault KOLEOS INITIALE PARIS rounds out Renault’s SUVs
The new Renault KOLEOS version INITIALE PARIS made its debut at the Paris Motor Show today. The new KOLEOS is an authentic D-segment SUV with muscular design, four-wheel drive technology, all-road ability with ground clearance of 210mm, a refined and comfortable interior with seating for five, and a spacious cabin as well as top of range benefits such as the R-LINK 2 multi-media tablet.
The INITIALE PARIS version of the KOLEOS delivers the very best Renault has to offer in terms of travelling comfort and services, and design that incorporates stylistic exterior details that are unmistakable hallmarks of the INITIALE PARIS signature. In Europe SUVs are the number one segment, with a market share of 22.5% compared with 10% in 2010 (up 24% in 2015). Renault KOLEOS INITIALE PARIS will go on sale in Europe in mid-2017.
Concept Car Embodies French Design and Easy Life
The TREZOR marks the beginning of a new cycle of development that explores design language and technologies for Renault’s upcoming models. The warm styling and comfort-focused features embody both a vision of future mobility and the vibrant passion that is associated with the automobile. The style is warm and sensual, with red as the predominant colour, and an accent on high-quality materials, including wood and leather, a blend of craftsmanship, technology and a truly French design touch. The cockpit offers a foreshadowing of the sleeker, increasingly refined interiors of future models.
Making life easier are features like the latest ultra high-definition screens, smartphone recognition and connectivity, and personalisable touch-screen interfaces.
The TREZOR offers a choice of three driving modes: neutral, sport and autonomous. The autonomous driving mode can be activated using the MULTI-SENSE menu.
The TREZOR all-electric GT concept-car transfers track-to-road learnings from Renault e.dams two-time Formula E champion and focuses on performance, mainly the ability to provide acceleration from standstill to 100kph in less than four seconds.
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