Renault Introduces In Geneva ZOE Swiss Edition

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2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

Renault didn’t unveiled any new plug-in models at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, but the French company did not forget about EVs entirely.

At the event, Renault took the wraps off special luxury version of ZOE – the Swiss Edition.

The Renault ZOE Swiss Edition has a special color, high-end upholstery and premium Bose audio system.  So basically, it’s an optioned-out Zoe.

The good news is that it will now go on sale (not surprisingly) in Switzerland, and to other markets by year end (eventually with other names of the special edition) where standard ZOE exists.

Detailed description of changes:

A limited-edition version of the ZOE, with the focus on elegance

The ZOE Swiss Edition is a limited-edition addition to the catalogue of Europe’s best-selling electric passenger car. It targets customers who wish to benefit from the model’s environmental credentials and rewarding mobility while enjoying an exclusive touch of elegance, including particularly plush leather upholstery and a premium Bose® audio experience.

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

The limited-edition Renault ZOE Swiss Edition will be released this summer in Switzerland and foreshadows the new high-end version of the model that will be available for sale in all the car’s markets from the last quarter of 2016.

A new body colour and new wheels for extra chic

In addition to the original’s sleek, fluid lines which are perfectly befitting of a modern electric city car, the ZOE Swiss Edition’s exterior styling has been enhanced by discreet, sophisticated embellishments.

In addition to new 16-inch black Shadow diamond-cut wheels, practically all the existing body colours are available for the ZOE Swiss Edition which can also be specified with the brand new Yttrium Grey finish(1).

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

Outstanding leather upholstery, pleasing both to the eye and to the touch

The ZOE Swiss Edition’s upholstery uses only rigorously-selected hides of the finest quality. The seats are exceptionally plush, due notably to longer fulling of the leather compared with more conventional processes. The soft, natural feel of the skins is preserved thanks to the extremely high standard of their finish, while the use of varnish and other chemical agents has been halved in comparison with most leather upholsteries.

The seats’ striking appearance stems equally from the leather’s Pailleté Brown finish and refined stitch work, including gussets on the cushions and seat backs, top-stitching, and hot stamped badging on the front head rests.

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

A cabin that oozes elegance and comfort

The rest of the ZOE Swiss Edition’s interior matches the standard set by its elegant upholstery.

The dashboard features a soft-to-the-touch Metallic Fumé Grey finish and the same colour has been carried over to the air vent surrounds, R-Link console and door panels. The hand brake lever is trimmed in leather and the floor is protected by four thick braided velour carpet mats.

The ZOE Swiss Edition takes care of occupant wellbeing too, including heated front seats with a choice of three temperature settings. The driver’s seat is also equipped with manual lumber adjustment to adapt the seat back to the driver’s build. Last but not least, the ZOE Swiss Edition comes with electrically folding door mirrors for additional peace of mind.

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

A silent ride to enjoy the purity of the premium Bose® audio system

ZOE’s silent ride due to the absence of engine noise and vibrations inherent in electric vehicles means occupants can benefit fully from the Swiss Edition version’s Bose®-quality sound. The car’s premium audio system comprises six high-performance loudspeakers and a compact woofer which deliver every detail of original recordings.

The two dashboard-mounted 2.5cm tweeters provide crisp, balanced sound which is backed up by the full, rich volume of the two neodymium bass speakers incorporated in the front doors and the two wide-range speakers fitted in the rear doors. The boot-mounted compact woofer contributes a deep, realistic low-frequency edge thanks to Bose® waveguide technology which reproduces the lowest notes with extreme clarity despite the woofer housing’s compact size.

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

The 2015 European electric vehicle market: Renault and the ZOE on top

Renault, the electric vehicle pioneer in Europe, emerged as the market’s number one manufacturer in
2015 with total sales amounting to 23,000 units for a market share of 23.6%.

The year also saw the Renault ZOE top the European electric passenger car market with a score of 18,500 vehicle registrations and a market share of 19.2%.

(1) The body colour of the ZOE Swiss Edition on display at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show is Givré Grey.

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

2016 Renault ZOE Swiss Edition (limited edition)

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14 responses to "Renault Introduces In Geneva ZOE Swiss Edition"

  1. Pedro says:

    The best news is that a 44 kWh LG Chem battery giving double the range will be announced later this year. Probably at Paris Motor Show in October.

    Renault is already asking Zoe’s drivers how much are they willing to pay for the upgrade.

    1. Djoni says:

      Any leak or link?

      1. kosee says:

        Upgrade? They’re leasing the battery… what’s the point of that if the upgrade isn’t free?

        I’d like a source as well.

        1. Alex says:

          Think it was in the french Zoe board, i saw some screenshots. But its clear that Renault will get the the LG cells, but also have to wait until end 2016 because new Leaf should be released January 2017.

        2. LobsterCowboy says:

          you don’t have to lease, you’d see if you went to their site

      2. Pedro says:

        Here:

        pushevs.com/2016/02/23/how-much-do-you-want-a-zoe-with-300-km-range/

  2. Alex says:

    http://renault-zoe.forumpro.fr/t7841-sondage-renault-changement-batterie
    Sry, here the link. Was in an e-mail asked from Renault to their customers. What i Read in UK Board that Nissan Sunderland factory will be prepared to next Generation cells like in Zoe, dont know when they are ready.

    1. kosee says:

      EV news of the day then. Thanks Alex!

  3. Absidu says:

    I’m not sure they need 44kwh immediately. 30kwh will give 230-250km of real autonomy which is good for Europe (Amsterdam to Brussels in winter conditions for example).
    Price matters.

    1. mr. M says:

      Why bother with a 3kWh upgrade??? The R240 has already a NEDC range of 240km, and real range around 170km in the summer.

      1. Absidu says:

        Why 3kwh? 22to30 is 8kw which is more than one third.

        1. Alex says:

          They use 26 kWh battery since 2013, cells are not up to date. With new LG cells, arrives end 2016 they could offer 39 kWh at same weight but less space.

  4. Chris O says:

    Swiss edition still comes without battery…It’s like buying one of these versatile Swiss army knives, but receiving only the casing, all the utensils must be leased separately…

  5. Nfor Emmanuel says:

    Hi Sir, i bought a Renault Scenic second hand chasis no VF1JAACOE28813977 In switzerland and ship it in Cameroon but the Radio is asking code, my seller has fogotten the code. Can you please verify the cide for me,