Previews future production crossover EV

Renault has unveiled the K-ZE Concept at the Paris motor show, a small all-electric crossover study that previews a future production model. It is part of Renault’s plan to electrify its core range by 2020, which includes plug-in versions of the Megane and Captur and a hybrid version of the Clio.

The K-ZE Concept isn’t a mere showpiece, but a fully functioning car.

We’re not told how big its battery pack is, but we are informed of its 250 km / 155-mile range on a single charge, although this is based on the old NEDC testing framework and not the new WLTP guidelines.

The vehicle previews a new all-electric powertrain

But being a Renault concept, style is naturally highly important, and the K-ZE doesn’t disappoint: it has a dramatic face, with split light clusters like those of a Hyundai Kona and chunky overall proportions. In fact, it looks like the Kwid Renault already sells in many emerging markets, but with a more striking front fascia, riding on big concept wheels and with additional details all around.

Renault Shows Off a Baby Electric SUV that Goes by the Name K-ZE and Displays Some Future Technology
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In fact, while Renault may not overtly say it, but they probably started with a series Kwid which they modified and turned into the K-ZE. In fact, its name probably refers to it being a Kwid with Zero Emissions. The automaker will launch the model previewed by this study (with its all-electric powertrain) in China first, in 2019, and then possibly on other markets as well.

Further reading

2015 Renault KWID High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2015 Renault KWID.

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