2020 Renault Zoe gains bigger motor and up to 390km range

Renault has taken the veil off its facelifted 2020 Zoe with a more assertive design, equipment upgrade and a longer driving range.

Gone are the soft lines of the outgoing model which have been replaced with more distinctive shapes for a less ‘cutesy’ look. While the silhouette isn’t radically different, its front fascia has been restyled with new headlights incorporating LED DRLs, a new lower grille and re-designed front air intakes.

Around the back, the only noticeable revision is to the small EV hatch’s taillight,s which have been updated with new light signatures.

More noteworthy is the addition of a 10-inch driver’s display to the new Zoe – a feature available right from entry-level, as well as its Z.E. 50 battery which takes its driving range up to 390km on the WLTP. It now also offers fast direct current charging in addition to the alternating current charging options already available at home or on the street.

Underneath the bonnet, the 2020 Zoe gains a more powerful 100kW motor that is said to be ‘perfectly suited to the fast lane’ and ‘the intrinsic charms of electric driving’. Renault has also added a new mode that allows for the reduced use of the brake pedal.

In response to our more connected lives, the new Zoe features Renault’s Easy Link multimedia system and the MY Renault app that offers drivers a range of applications and services ‘designed to accompany them throughout their daily activities’.

Other upgrades include Lane Keeping Assist and Active Cruise Control with stop & go capability.

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