Renault stands out as the largest manufacturer and exporter of vehicles in France. The company has been making cars since the late 1800s. They may not be the biggest global player when it comes to rides, but they have certainly left their mark on the industry, especially in their native France.
One of Renault’s most recent offerings is the Zoe, which was launched at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The Zoe is a supermini electric car known for, you guessed it, its impressive range and compact appearance. People love this car, although it is often said that there are better options in its class.
Now the Renault Zoe, Europe’s best-selling electric car, has a new 2022 model that has received quite a bit of attention. Some love it, but some think the new Zoe, like some older models, is just okay. Apart from the different opinions, this little car brings a lot to the table for a relatively small price.
These are the best features of the 2022 Renault Zoe.
The 2022 Renault Zoe comes with a wealth of technology
Of course, when you buy a new car in 2022, it’s about things like the overall performance, but also about the technology. Here Renault gets that and has even stacked the base model of the new Zoe with the best of the best in displays and controls. After all, this is one of the main ways drivers and passengers interact with their cars, so any successful car company knows they need to differentiate themselves in this way.
For the 2022 Zoe, it comes with a 10-inch display behind the wheel. Here you can see your important information, such as speed and fuel level. This display isn’t quite as customizable as some Audi models, but it gets the job done well enough.
The 2022 Renault Zoe also comes with an updated infotainment system. It uses a 9.3-inch touchscreen, which is attached to the dashboard. This new system has a smart user interface. One weird thing about this car is that, according to topgear.com, under the touchscreen is a strip of buttons. The unusual thing about these buttons is that they are blank. This is true even for the top versions of the Zoe.
In addition to these things, buyers also get climate control, a pair of USB ports (not USB-Cs), an electric parking brake, and a wireless phone charger. However, the phone charger has been reported to be incredibly slow and make your device hot.
All in all, the technological updates make the new Zoe feel like a fully thought-out car, while older models felt like a can.
The 2022 Renault Zoe has an attractive interior
What many people never liked about the Zoe is that the company seemed to care more about performance than about building a car that felt like a car. As mentioned earlier, it is often compared to a can. Now they have created an interior that is not only functional, but also very beautiful.
This car is made of fabric made from recycled seat belts and plastic bottles. This covers the dashboard and the various consoles around the cabin. Speaking of consoles, though the Zoe has always been short on space, you can tell the company is trying. For example, there is a shelf above the glove compartment. This makes storing items easier, though still not great.
On the other hand, there isn’t much room for rear passengers. The legroom is downright bad and is only really good for short trips. Sure, you can accommodate people, but they won’t be comfortable, so they may mumble insults at you while you’re sitting comfortably in the front seats. If this isn’t a problem, the 2022 Zoe is perfect for those who want a small car.
General specifications of the Renault Zoe from 2022
The 2022 Renault Zoe is powered by an electric motor with a maximum power of 101.5, according to ultimatespecs.com. It has 165 lb-ft of torque and this is a front wheel drive vehicle. In terms of range, a driver could cover a full 242 miles on a single charge.
For speed, the 2022 Zoe will hit a maximum of 84 miles per hour. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 11.4 seconds. This may not be the fastest beast on the street, but it’s a pretty decent figure for a car of this type.
The 2022 Renault Zoe is a practical car for Zoe enthusiasts
To be clear, this car is not for everyone. It’s not that fast, it’s not very big, and there are other drawbacks to it. But when it comes to his main goal of making this an efficient car, it passes the test well.
This small Renault car has gotten better and better over the years and the 2022 model is no exception. We can’t wait to see how much this lineup continues to develop and hopefully attract even more buyers.
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