2018 Geneva Motor Show: Renault shows new urban mobility concept, new generation engines
2018 Geneva Motor Show: Renault continues its celebration of 120 years of making life easier for customers with a spotlight at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show on driving pleasure and new engines in the ZOE, Captur, Scenic and the Talisman.
In a world premiere, Renault unveiled its urban mobility concept car EZ-GO, on Tuesday 6th March at 9 a.m. on Renault’s stand (Hall 4) at 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The 2018 ZOE and its new R110 motor
Quick Facts about Zoe
- In 2017, ZOE was Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle for the third year running.
- More than one electric vehicle in two sold in France in 2017 was a ZOE*.
- A total of almost 100,000 ZOEs have been made at Renault’s Flins plant in France and sold across the world.
- ZOE sales have consistently climbed year-on-year since the model’s launch*.
- ZOE sales in 2017 marked a 44 percent increase over 2016.
Renault has revealed its new R110 electric motor and the 2018 model-year ZOE, Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle, which will be the first Renault EV to feature this 80kW powerplant which combines extra power with even greater driving enjoyment. Despite being the same size as the R90, the R110 is 12kW (16hp) more powerful than its predecessor. Drivers will benefit from crisper acceleration performance on trunk roads, since the new motor shaves almost two seconds off ZOE’s 80-to-120kph time. This is a significant improvement which provides even greater peace of mind at higher speeds.. At lower speeds, meanwhile, the R110 packs the same punch as the R90 from which it is derived thanks to the instant availability of peak torque of 225Nm, making ZOE as nimble as ever in urban areas.
The new R110 motor is the latest fruit of Renault’s electric motor development and production strategy and further evidence of the expertise in this field of Europe’s number one electric vehicle manufacturer. The all-Renault R110 – an evolution of the R90, developed in just two years – is made in France at the make’s Cléon plant in Normandy and was designed by engineers working out of the Renault Technocentre, southwest of Paris, as well as in Cléon. In addition to carrying over the R90’s outstanding energy efficiency, the R110 packs a combination of electrical machine- and power electronics-related innovations that have yielded an extra 12kW with no increase in either weight or volume.
The introduction of the R110 takes the number of variants of the Renault motor available for Kangoo Z.E., Master Z.E., ZOE and Daimler’s Electric Drive Smart to five (44kW, 57 kW, 60 kW, 68 kW and 80 kW).
New 1.3 Energy TCe petrol engine
Renault unveils its new 1.3 Energy TCe engine in the Renault Scenic and Renault Captur. This recently released new-generation engine has been developed jointly by the Alliance and its partner Daimler. It complies with the two partners’ highest quality standards and offers a wider range of power than the previous TCe engine, more torque (in particular at low speeds), lower CO2 emissions and reduced fuel consumption.
Under the bonnet of Renault Scénic, the engine will be available in a choice of four power outputs (115, 130, 140 and 160hp), with a maximum of 160 horsepower – an increase of 30hp compared with its predecessor. Peak torque stands at 270Nm, up 65Nm on the previous unit’s figure of 205Nm.
On Renault Captur, the 130hp engine – mated to manual transmission – will produce peak torque of 220Nm from 1,500rpm to 3,500rpm. The engine will also be available in a 150-horsepower variant (with EDC and manual transmission), with peak torque of 250Nm from 1,600rpm to 3,250rpm.
Quick Facts about Talisman S-Edition
The Renault Talisman line-up has been extended with the addition of an exclusive, racier S-Edition version which debuts the new 1.8 TCe 225 petrol engine.
Sporty interior featuring black trim with red top-stitching and a focus on comfort.
4Control Pack, Electronic Damper Control and new 19-inch alloy wheels as standard.
Available in Europe from September 2018.
The Renault Talisman range has expanded with the addition of the S-Edition, an exclusive, more stylish model and the first with the new 1.8 TCe 225 petrol engine. This model has a sporty interior – black overstitched in red – and all the latest equipment. It also includes pack 4-Control damping control and new 19’’ aluminium rims as standard. The Talisman S-Edition will be available in Europe from September 2018.
The S-Edition version’s elegant, exclusive exterior styling is rounded out by the fitment of black Alizarine 19-inch wheels and, for extra privacy, extra-tinted rear glass. The model also comes with Pure Vision Full LED head lights, embossed chrome door sills, S-Edition badging on the wings and Etoilé Black door mirror housings to make refinement even more part of the car’s DNA.