- It is based on the Renault K-ZE Concept.
- It will have a driving range of 250kms.
Renault will unveil the Kwid EV on 16 April at the Shanghai Motor Show 2019. The French automaker’s smallest electric vehicle will be manufactured by Dongfeng Motors, Renault’s partner in China. The Kwid EV is based on the Renault K-ZE Concept that was showcased at the Paris Motor Show 2018.
The car will be manufactured at Dongfeng's facility in Shiyan, China and will initially be launched only in the Chinese market. The Kwid EV will take design cues from the K-ZE Concept. Up front, it will feature LED DRLs on either side of the grille, while the headlamps will be placed below the DRLs. The profile will remain similar to the regular Kwid with the only change being the addition of alloy wheels. The rear profile could get a redesigned bumper and LED taillights to make it more upmarket.
The company is yet to announce the power figures and technical details of the electric powertrain. However, the company has revealed that the Renault Kwid EV will have a claimed driving range of 250kms on a single charge in the NEDC cycle. The batteries can be charged at public charging stations as well as home-based plug points.
The Kwid EV is still some time away from being launched in India. That said, Renault is prepping to introduce a new compact MPV, the Renault Triber, in India sometime in the upcoming months. The Triber is underpinned by a modular platform, which is a modified version on the CMF-A architecture that underpins the Kwid.