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Minor trim updates and a more powerful electric motor have been announced for the Renault Zoe, with customer deliveries due to start in late summer.

Starting from £18,420 on-road (including the government plug-in car grant but excluding battery rental), the latest version features a new R110 electric motor offering increased power (up 20hp) but still with the same 186-mile real-world range – claimed to be the best of any mainstream electric vehicle. The R110 motor provides 110hp of power at 3,000rpm and 225 Nm of torque from just 250rpm. It accelerates from zero to 62mph in 11.9 seconds and has a top speed of 84mph.


For customers more likely to use public rapid chargers whilst travelling longer distances, the Q90 electric motor option is still available with both trim levels. This charges the Zoe from 0-80% full in just over an hour when using a 43kW charge point. The Zoe Q90 with Z.E.40 battery provides an estimated real-world range of 174 miles. The Q90 delivers 90hp at 3,000 rpm and 221 Nm of torque from 250rpm, accelerates to 62mph in 13.5 seconds and has a top speed of 84mph.

Renault ZOE The Car ExpertZoe enters a purple patch

The latest Zoe offers new optional ‘Aconite’ dark metallic purple paint and an optional purple interior pack. Android Auto has been added to the R-Link Evolution infotainment system, allowing drivers to display driving-compatible Android applications stored on their smartphone on the Zoe’s touchscreen.

The optional Purple Interior Pack consists of a violet satin finish for the dashboard trim strip and air vent, gear lever base, speaker surrounds and top-stitching, with black and violet fabric upholstery.

The 2018 Zoe range has been simplified to a choice of two trim levels, Dynamique Nav and Signature Nav.

The entry-level Dynamique Nav comes with keyless entry, automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors, cruise control, climate control, seven-inch infotainment system with TomTom satnav. The top-spec Signature Nav adds leather upholstery, audio system by Bose, heated front seats, electrically-folding door mirrors and a reversing camera.

Zoe continues to be available to purchase in two ways. First, under a battery hire scheme, where pricing starts at £18,240 on-road after the government plug-in car grant, with battery leasing from £59 per month on top. Alternatively, drivers can buy the Zoe outright, with pricing starting from £24,020 on-road after the government plug-in car grant of £4,500 is accounted for.

Every Zoe purchased by a retail customer includes a 7kW fast-charging wallbox with free home installation.

New finance offers as well

Renault has also updated its finance offers for the entire Zoe range for the first half of 2018, with options available for both personal contract purchase (PCP) and hire purchase (HP).

Renault is offering 4.9% APR on three-year PCP deals (known as Renault Selections). Alternatively, customers can opt to finance their new Zoe on a 0% APR HP five-year deal. The offers are available either with or without the battery included.

As always, we have checked over the finance offers and highlighted the points you need to be aware of.

The fine print on the Renault Zoe finance offers

  • These finance offers are for selected new Renault Zoe models only. Renault PCP agreements are branded “Renault Selections”. HP agreements don’t get a catchy name.
  • The offers listed on the Renault website are only examples, and you are entitled to adjust the deposit and annual mileage to suit your own needs (within limits).
  • The annual mileages shown on the website examples are all set at 6,000. This is less than most drivers average per year, so make sure you are choosing an annual mileage allowance that suits your needs.
  • The 0% APR offers apply to selected hire purchase agreements only. If you want different terms, the interest rate may no longer be 0%.
  • The excess mileage on the PCP packages is 8p/mile. That’s £80 for every 1,000 miles you go over your limit, so make sure you allow yourself enough mileage when setting up the finance agreement. The fee only applies if you are giving the car back and claiming the guaranteed future value (GFV). HP customers do not need to worry about excess mileage.
  • Cars have to be ordered by 2 July 2018 and delivered by 31 August 2018.
  • The deposit contribution cannot be used in conjunction with any other advertised offer.
  • The finance offers are provided through Renault dealers by Renault Finance. If a dealer offers you a finance deal that does not match these details or from another lender, it is not part of this offer.

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Michael Dalton
Michael Daltonhttp://thevanexpert.co.uk
Michael graduated from university in 2016 with a degree in Human, Social, and Political Sciences. He is a former contributor to both The Car Expert and The Van Expert.