Renault UK has recently revealed the 2017 model year Renault ZOE at the Paris Motor Show, complete with new Z.E. 40 battery that has a 250 mile (NEDC) range – the longest of any mainstream electric vehicle. A new range topping Signature Nav trim level has also been added to the 2017 ZOE line-up which will arrive in UK showrooms from January 2017.
The new Renault ZOE is now offered with a choice of two batteries - the new Z.E. battery and the existing 22kW battery. The entry level Expression model comes with the 22kW battery whilst Dynamique Nav and above have the option of the new Z.E. 40 battery enabling owners to choose a ZOE that suits their individual needs. The Z.E. 40 battery is available with an optional Quick Charge feature that reduces charging times even more. All ZOE’s sold to private customers are supplied with a fully-installed 7kW fast-charging box that provides convenient charging at home.
Regardless of trim level, the ZOE is available to purchase in two ways. Buyers can lease the battery on a monthly basis or they can be bought outright, including the battery, and therefore have no monthly battery lease payments.
The updated ZOE is being expanded with a five-version line-up based around three trims familiar to owners of other Renault vehicles – Expression, Dynamique Nav and the new range-topping Signature Nav. ZOE remains available to purchase with a monthly battery lease agreement or outright with no battery lease agreement.
The Expression trim level includes a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with TomTom satellite naviffation, climate control, electric windows and electric heated mirrors, cruise control, speed limiter, keycard, Bluetooth connectivity and ample storage throughout the cabin. Opt for the Dynamique Nav and get all of the features on the Expression in addition to hands free keycard, automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors, heated and folding door mirrors, 16-inch ‘Black Shadow’ alloy wheels and a leather steering wheel and gear lever. The all-new Signature Nav trim level sits at the top of the range and features supple leather upholstery, heated front seats, a seven speaker BOSE sound system, rear parking camera, 16-inch ‘Grey Shadow’ alloy wheels and driver’s seat lumbar adjustment.
ZOE also ensures optimum safety for occupants with a five-star Euro NCAP rating and standard safety features such as ESC with traction and understeer control, Hill Start Assist and front and side driver and passenger airbags.
The 2017Renault ZOE will be available in three new colours for 2017 – Mars Red, Titanium Grey and Ytrium Grey (available on Signature Nav only) complementing the Zircon Blue metallic added in 2016. The Renault logo and badging has switched from blue to chrome to accommodate this new colour selection and the 16-inch alloy wheel design on Dynamique Nav and above has been altered.
ZOE is available with a choice of Renault Service Plans. All versions provide the peace of mind of Renault’s 4 + ZE warranty and assistance package. The car is protected by Renault for four years or 100,000 miles. In the event of a breakdown even if you run out of charge, Renault provides emergency roadside repairs or repatriation 24/7 every day of the year, plus three years’ European cover. There is also a three-year paint warranty and 12 years’ cover against corrosion.
The ZOE has been awarded the title of What Car?’s ‘Best Electric Car under £20,000’ for the last three years and was recently named ‘Best Supermini’ in the Auto Express Driver Power 2016 survey, coming second overall out of 183 vehicles. ZOE was also named a Which? ‘Best Buy’ in August 2016.
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