French automotive manufacturer Groupe Renault is preparing to launch a new stage in its so-called “electric offensive”, with the unveiling of electric concept Morphoz and plans to debut its new Twingo Z.E. and Mégane Estate E-Tech plug-ins alongside five other EVs at the Geneva Motor Show.
Renault announced last week that it would present a 100% electrified stand with a full range of eight vehicles at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show – unless the threat of the Coronavirus worsens and forces the cancellation of this year’s show.
Up front is Morphoz, the company’s electric concept car “illustrating its vision of tomorrow’s mobility” and which “heralds a new family of Renault electric models that will arrive in the coming years.”
The company is continuing to electrify its range of vehicles through its “innovative and exclusive” E-Tech hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain, starting with three of the company’s flagship models – the Clio, Captur, and Mégane Estate.
Making its international debut at this year’s show, the new Mégane Estate E-Tech Plugin-in will be on display alongside the world premiere of the Renault Twingo Z.E. – an all-electric model which was reported in January to be on sale later this year, two years earlier than anticipated.
Renault also confirmed the comeback of the Kangoo range with the Kangoo Z.E. Concept – an electric urban van with a boasted real-world range of 200km.
As with many companies attending the Geneva International Motor Show, Renault will be holding a pre-show press conference on March 3 on the Renault stand.
Two of Renault’s subsidiaries – Dacia and Alpine – will also be making pre-show announcements. Dacia, the Romanian car manufacturer dating back to 1966, will enter the electric revolution and present a 100% electric showcar and the new Tce 100 ECO-G engine.
Meanwhile, the French manufacturer of racing and sports cars, Alpine, will present two new limited series editions of its A110 range of sports cars. Alpine will also exhibit the Alpine A110 SportsX, its SUV billed as a rival of the Porsche Macan and but with much of the flash of the Porsche Cayan.
Inspired by Alpine’s rally versions of the A110 the new A110 SportsX was initially revealed at the International Automobile Festival in January and boasts a wider body and increased ground clearance, but is currently not available for sale.