Luke Wilkinson 2019-06-07 10:10
A tweaked version of the French firm’s all-electric supermini has been caught on camera, ahead of its launch later this year
Following the launch of the new Skoda Citigo e iV and SEAT Mii electric, Renault will revise it’s all-electric supermini with reworked styling and a range of mechanical upgrades, to keep it competitive in the UK’s growing EV market.
Styling revisions over the previous model aren’t as drastic as the heavy cladding would suggest, with updates being limited to a new front bumper, a pair of new fog lamps, a fresh front grille and a slightly tweaked rear bumper. A minor interior lift is also likely, with refreshed upholstery and a revised infotainment system.
As such, we expect most of Renault’s updates will be found under the skin. Details are still under wraps, but the French firm assures us that the new ZOE will be a “decent upgrade” over the outgoing model. A more powerful electric motor and a larger-capacity battery are expected.
Renault is the biggest player in the European EV market and has recently strengthened its position by announcing new Kangoo ZE and EZ-Flex van concepts. By 2022 Renault ‘s EV portfolio will grow with the addition of a smaller all-electric city car and a larger family-sized hatchback to rival the Nissan Leaf.
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