Renault’s showcase for the Geneva Motor Show consists of new products under brands, including Renault, Alpine and Dacia. Renault highlights are the ZOE e-Sport Concept and New Captur, while the new Apline A110 and new Dacia Logan MCV Stepway share the limelight in Geneva.
The Renault ZOE e-Sport full-electric concept boasts a standstill-to-100km/h acceleration time worthy of a supercar. It incorporates Renault’s new vision of electric motoring channels both its EV expertise and its winning record in the Formula E Championship. The sporting credentials of the ZOE e-Sport Concept extend beyond the car’s styling and the same striking blue livery as the Renault e.dams team’s front-running Formula E single-seaters. The bodywork of the ZOE e-Sport Concept is made entirely from lightweight carbon fibre, which helps to ensure outstanding acceleration from standstill to 100km/h in just 3.2 seconds. The car tips the scales at a mere 1,400 kilograms, including 450 kilograms of batteries.
Meanwhile, Renault’s product offensive in Europe continues as it enters new market segments with the Renault Alaskan, a one-tonne pick-up, and strengthens its comprehensive line-up of crossovers with the new Captur and new Koleos. In 2013, Renault introduced Captur. Today Captur is the number one seller in its segment in Europe. The new Captur is even more attractive, more functional and packed with innovations. Some of the new Captur’s overall attributes include a new face with its C shaped light signature, customizable with 3 new colors and 30 paint combinations, a large sunroof, a choice of 6 interior colors, magic drawer, sliding rear bench, removable seat covers, ample storage, a BOSE sound system, an advanced multimedia system and more refinement with high quality materials.
Key safety features instilled for the new Captur comprises the ADAS features: Easy park assist, Front park assist and Blind Spot warning.
Apart from the Captur, Renault also introduces an Initiale Paris version that shows Renault expertise in Upper range cars: it comes with an exclusive Black Amethyst color; special 17 inch alloys, chrome details and high quality materials such as Nappa leather seats. The new Koleos, scheduled to arrive in Europe in June, is part of Renault’s Upper range cars.
Sharing the spotlight with the Renaults are the Alpine A110. The new Alpine A110 carries over the same timeless strengths that helped to forge the popularity of the original ‘Berlinette’ and lay the foundations for the brand’s success, namely a compact design, light weight and agile handling. This two-seat coupé is made in Dieppe, France, and will go on sale in Europe prior to the end of 2017, followed by the United Kingdom and Japan in 2018.
The other attraction is the Dacia Logan MCV Stepway, which combines modern, generously-proportioned estate-car styling with a distinctly rugged look. In addition to the Logan MCV Stepway, Dacia is introducing a new line of limited-edition versions of the Duster and its complete Stepway range.