Mondial2016: key points from the Renault press conference--
Renault press conference - 09.15am (CET) - September 29, 2016
In many ways, the conference resembled what we might call a “Renault rediscovery tour”.
Renault is now a brand with a completely new product range. We have four electric vehicles, 15 redesigned models and 11 all-new cars!
With its record travel range, ZOE strengthens its leadership in electric vehicles.
The ZOE now accounts for 10 percent of Renault’s city car sales in the B segment in France. The ZOE is number one in France and also the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe.
Today, I’m here to announce that we have doubled the ZOE’s driving range. Fitted with the new Z.E. 40 battery, the ZOE’s all-electric NEDC cycle driving range is now at 400 kilometres.
The focus of our strategy is on making our customers’ lives easier. That’s why we’ve introduced two new connected services for the ZOE: ZE Trip can help the driver locate all the charging points available in the main European countries in real time via R-LINK or the internet. ZE Pass is an easy smartphone payment solution for charging points.
The ZOE is a proud member of the Renault range, and Renault is now the best-selling French car brand in the world. We’ve achieved this by completely overhauling our brand while launching a new and improved product range. Our product offensive across every segment is unprecedented.
Carlos Ghosn was presenting Europe’s youngest automotive product range, with no fewer than 30 new vehicle releases in less than four years.
This is Renault’s new face: a new and improved product range that has been extended and enhanced. Just this year alone, we’ll be releasing ten new models worldwide, and six will be on display to the public here in Paris for the first time – the new Scénic and the new Grand Scénic, the new refreshed Clio, the Renault Alaskan, our first 1-tonne pickup for the global market, the new Mégane Sedan and the new Koleos.
Our product range now includes a high-end line which showcases our expertise across four models – the Talisman saloon and Estate, the Espace and our newcomer, the Renault KOLEOS.
The KOLEOS combines the refinement of a large saloon car with the robust styling of an SUV. The Paris Motor Show will give you a preview of the INITIALE PARIS version of the Renault KOLEOS. This high-end variant will be released in most European markets in the first half of 2017.
I am here today to share with you a milestone in our history, which began 118 years ago, and which is an ongoing story. The concept car you’re about to see is the foreword to the next chapter of our history. And it’s shaping up to be just as exciting… This concept car foreshadows the styling of our new models and what better way to do so than with a gorgeous electric GT. Ladies and gentlemen, let me present TREZOR – a symbol of the passion that goes into all our products!
View the video on the Renault Press conference.