Renault has a great lineup at this year’s Auto Expo in India. There is the Renault KZE which is an all-electric version of the Kwid with a driving range of 271 km. It features the same daytime running LEDs and headlamps. However, the front grille comes with U-shaped chrome inserts. The Renault K-ZE looks exactly the same as the Kwid when viewed from the sides as well, save for the different wheel design and the blue highlights on the roof rails.
At the rear too, the Renault K-ZE’s tail lamps and boot lid have a design similar to those of the Renault Kwid. Its rear bumper looks different with thicker black cladding and a big silver skid plate. The Renault K-ZE employs an all-new electric powertrain, which consists of a Lithium-ion battery pack. With a promising drive range of 250 km, this battery pack can be charged in four hours in the slow charging mode. However, with the fast charging mode, the battery can be charged up to 80 percent in just 50 minutes.
The Renault Triber has been unveiled with an AMT and a dual-tone color scheme at Auto Expo 2020. The Renault Triber AMT dual-tone will be launched in India in the coming weeks. Save for the new dual-tone color scheme, the Renault Triber AMT has no visual changes. The new Renault Triber AMT shares its BS-VI 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine (72 PS/96 Nm) with the manual version. However, the major and obvious difference here is the inclusion of a 5-speed AMT gearbox with a rotary-style gear selector, as seen in the Kwid.
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The Renault Zoe electric car has made its Indian debut at Auto Expo 2020. This EV will reportedly be launched in India by next year. The Renault Zoe is one of the best-selling EVs in Europe. In terms of dimensions, it’s a B-segment, sub-compact hatchbacks like the Hyundai i20 and the Maruti Baleno. The Renault Zoe is made in two variants, namely R110 and R135. The. Common to both is a 400V, 52 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack that weighs 326 kg. The R110 variant mounts an electric motor rated to deliver 80 kW (108 PS) at 3,395-10,886 rpm and 225 Nm of torque at 500-3,395 rpm. It can accelerate from 0-50 km/h in 3.9 seconds and from 0-100 km/h in 11.4 seconds. Its top speed is 135 km/h. The R135 variant’s electric motor generates 100 kW (135 PS) at 4,200-11,163 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 2,500-3,600 rpm. Its 0-50 km/h and 0-100 km/h acceleration times are 3.6 seconds and 9.5 seconds respectively. The 52 kWh battery pack offers a range of 395 km in the R110 variant and 386 km in the R120 variant.
The all-electric Renault Twizy has also been showcased at Auto Expo 2020. This is the first time the Twizy has made an appearance in India and is one of the EVs displayed by the French carmaker at this year’s Expo. The Renault Twizy’s rear-mid-mounted electric motor only produces 17hp and 57Nm of torque, with power being sent to the rear wheels. Renault has equipped the Twizy with a 6.1kWh lithium-ion battery pack that the carmaker claims is good for a 100km range.