Renault KZ-E: A cheap Kwid based electric SUV coming to China first

The Renault KZ-E goes on sale in China in 2019, and is a Kwid crossover with an electric drivetrain. It will be sold in other markets in the future.

Equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack, the KZ-E has a NEDC range rating of 250km (155mi). It will likely have a range rating of around 190km (118mi) under the more realistic WLTP system.

No power or torque ratings have been supplied yet, and we don’t know the capacity of the KZ-E’s battery pack either. The KZ-E can be charged from domestic outlets or dedicated fast charging stations.

The car will be available with rear parking sensors, rear view camera, and an infotainment system with internet connectivity, navigation and services.

The KZ-E will be built in China by e-GT New Energy Automotive Company, the joint venture with Dongfeng and Nissan that will make cheap and affordable electric cars for the Chinese market.

After being introduced into China, it will rolled out to other price sensitive or developing markets.