The Renault Zoe E-Tech EV is also available for subscription from RM2,799 per month
TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, has officially launched the new Renault Zoe 100% Electric with confirmed pricing and specifications, along with 12 to 36-month subscription plans.
As announced during its preview last year, the new Renault Zoe is available in two variants. Official pricing for the Zoe R110 base variant is RM165,000 on the road without insurance, while the higher-spec Zoe R135 retails at RM179,000 on the road without insurance.
The New Renault Zoe features the next-generation Z.E. 50 battery in the same-sized pack as its predecessor but with a higher energy capacity of 52 kWh. This translates to more power in addition to an increase of over 20 percent in the WLTP-rated range – 395 km for the Zoe R110 and 386 km for the more powerful Zoe R135.
Both variants feature a single-speed gearbox driving the front wheels but with different motor configurations. The Zoe R110 gets an 80 kW motor that delivers 110 PS and 225 Nm of torque, enabling a 0-100 km/h time of 11.4 seconds, with a top speed of 135 km/h.
The Zoe R135 gets the latest 100 kW motor that produces 135 PS and 245 Nm of torque to achieve 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds and a top speed of 140 km/h.
The new Renault Zoe also supports up to 50 kW of DC fast charging with a CCS2 connection, which enables a 10-80 percent state of charge in 70 minutes. Meanwhile, AC charging via a Type 2 connector delivers a 0-100 percent charge in a class-leading three hours at 22 kW.
An additional B mode enhances the new Zoe’s regenerative braking efficiency, converting as much kinetic energy into electricity as possible to help enhance driving range. B mode also makes driving easier, especially in cities or any congested traffic. It intensifies deceleration as soon as the accelerator pedal is released, significantly reducing the need to use the brake pedal.
While the dimensions of the new Renault Zoe remain the same (4,087 mm long, 1,562 mm tall, 1,945 mm wide), at the front is a completely redesigned hood with a more sculpted appearance. The new contours converge towards the centre of the front face into the “holographic” Renault diamond, which houses the new charging hatch.
A new bumper widens the overall look of the new Zoe and incorporates chrome inserts in the grille, headlights and around the fog lights, enhancing the lower section. Side vents specifically designed to improve the flow of air help reduce aerodynamic drag for better handling and range efficiency.
In addition to the Pure Vision full-LED headlights with C-shaped daytime running lights (DRL), the fog lights, taillights with dynamic turn signals and even the turn signal reminders in the side mirrors are 100 percent LED on the new Renault Zoe.
Both variants also feature new five-spoke 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels that are now equipped with front and rear disc brakes and tyres measuring 195/55.
Inside, the new Renault Zoe’s cabin has been modernised starting with a redesigned 10-inch digital driver’s instrument panel. The customisable display contains the main driving aids and all settings specific to electric driving such as the eco-meter.
The panel also displays GPS indications on the Zoe R135, which comes standard with offline navigation. Additionally, the display’s horizon and varying perspective effects create a sense of depth to help the driver focus. While the Zoe R110 comes with the new recycled fabric upholstery in black, the Zoe R135 gets black combination leather-fabric seats.
The Renault Easy Link infotainment system is accessed through a 9.3-inch touchscreen multimedia display with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also includes Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports and an auxiliary audio port. Standard audio equipment comes with a six-speaker setup.
Both variants also come with electrically adjustable mirrors (with power folding on the Zoe R135), rear parking sensors, an electronic e-shifter, an automatic parking brake, full-LED interior lighting, automatic climate control and a new ergonomic control panel. The Zoe R135 adds two rear-seat USB ports, an electrochromic rear-view mirror, a reverse camera and front parking sensors.
Renault has also fitted the new Zoe with an acoustic windshield, reducing the impact of noise from outside, which along with the electric motor provides for an even quieter and more enjoyable ride. While the centre console now allows for twice as much storage including two cup holders and a tray for wireless phone charging, boot space is unchanged at 338 litres.
Where safety is concerned, both variants come with four airbags (dual front and dual side units) and are equipped with lane departure warning (LDW), electronic stability control (ESC), anti-slip regulation (ASR), ABS, emergency brake assist (EBA) and hill start assist (HSA). The Zoe R135 adds an adaptive high beam (AHB), blind spot warning and hands-free park assist.
Last but not least, customers can service their Renault Zoe at six authorised Renault service centres nationwide, with technicians trained to support Renault E-Tech models such as the Renault Zoe.
Both variants come with a three-year/100,000 km warranty for the vehicle and electric powertrain. The EV battery is covered for eight years/160,000 km, with a minimum capacity of 70 percent.
That being said, those interested in subscribing to the new Zoe can opt for a Fixed Plan via the Renault Subscription platform. Three plans are available – one-year, two-year and three-year – with rates starting from RM2,799 per month for the Zoe R110 and RM2,999 per month for the Zoe R135.
|Subscription Fixed Plans||Zoe R110||Zoe R135|
|3 Years||RM2,799 per month||RM2,999 per month|
|2 Years||RM3,299 per month||RM3,499 per month|
|1 Year||RM3,799 per month||RM3,999 per month|