Renault won’t pull the plug on the Zoe anytime soon, as the electric hatchback, which has been in production since 2012, has now been ushered into 2018.
Launched in the United Kingdom, the 2018 Renault Zoe is offered in four flavors, with a starting price of £18,420 ($25,677). This includes the government grant but not the monthly battery lease.
Called Dynamique Nav and offered with the new R110 electric motor that was detailed prior to its Geneva Motor Show presentation, the entry-level car features plenty of standard gear. The list includes automatic headlights and wipers, LED DRLs, rear parking sensors, cruise control, 7-inch R-Link infotainment with TomTom sat-nav and voice controls, climate control and hands-free keycard.
Using the same electric motor, but adding more equipment, leads us to the Signature Nav. This costs at least £20,670 ($28,814) and brings leather upholstery, Bose audio system, heated front seats, reversing camera and electrically operated side mirrors.
In addition to the R110, which is an evolution of the R90 and makes 109PS (107hp) and 225Nm (166lb-ft) of torque, the 2018 Renault Zoe can be had with the Q90 option as well, which can be plugged in at fast public chargers. This has an estimated real-world range of 174 miles (280km) in the summer, according to the automaker, whereas the R110 can be driven for 186 miles (299km) between charges, under the same circumstances.