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Renault Range Wins Multiple Awards

Added: 12 February 2018

This month has seen multiple award wins for the Renault ZOE:

  • Best Electric Car under £20,000 at the What Car? Awards 2018
  • Electric Car of the Year at the Company Car Today Awards 2018
  • Best Used Electric Car in the DieselCar & EcoCar Used Car Top 50

ZOE appeared on Channel 5’s The Gadget Show winning group test against the Volkswagen e-Up! and Smart ForTwo Electric. Praised for its practicality, spaciousness, affordability and increased range, ZOE also feels just as "nippy" as a petrol car and was the most powerful of the three. ZOE was ultimately named as the best affordable electric car in the test.

KOLEOS GROUP TEST WIN

"Good to drive" and with an "upmarket feel at this price" the Renault Koleos "makes a strong case for itself" against the SsangYong Rexton and Mitsubishi Outlander in this group test, writes Auto Express.
The "cabin leads the way here with its attractive, modern design and for the impressive quality of the finish", whilst "The high seating position gives you more confidence to place that car on tighter roads making it easier and more relaxing to drive" and "there's plenty of rear head room and legroom".
In terms of motorisation, "Renault's 'box is one of the better CVTs" and "in our 50-70 mph test the Renault took just 5.8 which trumped both the Mitsubishi and the SsangYong". "The Renault does soak up big bumps reasonably well and it's the most comfortable car here. It's also the most fun to drive" and is "grippier and more alert than its rivals."
"The Koleos is better to drive than either rival, but is also the most comfortable car here. There's a lot of kit at an affordable price and plenty of space inside. The engine offers good performance too. Stronger residual values plus cheaper servicing and insurance mean it'll be more cost-effective to run."

SCENIC AND GRAND SCENIC LONG TERM TEST UPDATES

"Smart looks, lots of tech and that practical MPV interior" all suggest that the Grand Scenic "seems up for the fight...to seize sales back from SUVs and crossovers" writes Auto Express in it's first long term test report. "First impressions suggest the Grand Scenic has its house in order. Storage is generous inside, not least from the clever sliding center console". "The Renault resists body roll in corners well and stays relatively composed". "With it's SUV-inspired looks, this MPV is right at home out in the country."