Renault has officially revealed their Kwid-based small electric car, the City K-ZE at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show. The electric vehicle is based on the underpinning of the standard Kwid hatchback while getting an electric powertrain with NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) range of 250 km. A 220V domestic socket is required for charging the all-new electric vehicle by Renault though it requires 4 hours for full charging. The brand also offers a faster charging option which allows the battery level to reach 80% in just a duration of 50 minutes.
Getting the same wheelbase of 2423mm as that of conventional Renault Kwid, the City K-ZE offers 300 litres of storage space while the ground clearance stands at 150mm. Coming to the feature specifications, the Renault City K-ZE gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports online navigation, online entertainment, real-time car monitoring based on the application data as well as smart voice recognition and Wi-Fi. In addition to these, certain other features like rear parking camera, tyre pressure monitoring system can also be availed with the electric car.
Borrowing the design language of standard Renault Kwid, the City K-ZE gets a refurbished front profile with split headlamp design with LED DRLs as well as a redesigned front grille with U-shaped inserts. The City K-ZE also features dual tone alloy wheels unlike the regular KWID whereas the side profile remains the same. At the rear, the electric vehicle features restyled LED tail lamps as well as a dual tone rear bumper. The black interior with blue trim offers it a premium look while the sensors in the cabin can adjust the air quality accordingly.
The Renault KWID City K-ZE will be launching in China by the end of the year though being a global product, the Indian market can also expect to see the electric vehicle sooner than ever. If and whenever launched in India, the City K-ZE is expected to get a price tag lesser than INR 10 lakhs.