For the 2018 Paris Motor Show, Renault is presenting the K-ZE concept, which previews an A-segment, all-electric crossover meant for global markets. The quirky-looking compact vehicle will come to market by 2019, with China being its first destination, where it will be built by e-GT New Energy Automotive Co, a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group and Nissan.

Renault isn’t saying much about what underpins the K-ZE but revealed that it comes with a driving range of 250 km following the NEDC standard. On a similar note, details about the car’s charging (connector types, energy, etc.) and battery systems weren’t explicitly stated, although Renault says the vehicle’s charging system is compatible with domestic plugs and public charging infrastructures.

Aside from vague information about the car’s powertrain, the K-ZE is also said to come with “a host of equipment maximising the experience of driving an electric vehicle” like rear parking sensors, a rear view camera and a central infotainment screen with connected navigation and service.

“We are introducing Renault K-ZE, an affordable, urban, SUV-inspired electric model combining the best of Groupe Renault: our leadership in EV, our expertise in affordable vehicles and in forging strong partnerships,” said Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Groupe Renault. It is said the ‘K’ in ‘K-ZE’ refers to Kwid, the company’s entry-level crossover, while ‘ZE’ is the name used for Renault’s all-electric car line-up.

The company also announced plans to electrify its model line-up, with a hybrid version of the Clio and plug-in hybrid variants of the Megane and Captur set to arrive as part of 2020 product refresh cycle. Renault labels its hybrid engine as e-Tech, and it features a multi-mode hybrid gearbox sandwiched between a naturally-aspirated petrol engine and e-motor/starter-generator combo.