French brand announces affordable hybrid and EV plans in Paris.

Renault has this week announced its upcoming electrification push at the Paris motor show, including an all-new electric model and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of three core models.

Headlining the French brand's stand will be the new K-ZE concept, which is a new crossover-styled electric vehicle that will spawn a production model scheduled to hit the Chinese market first in 2019.

For China, the K-ZE will be produced by e-GT New Energy Automotive Co, the joint venture forged between alliance partner Nissan and the Dongfeng Motor Group.

Renault hasn't revealed a whole lot about the K-ZE, though the little EV claims to offer 250km (155 miles) of zero-emissions range on the NEDC cycle, and offers features like rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, along with a connected navigation system and online services.

Further to its upcoming electric vehicle primarily for the Chinese market, Renault confirmed it will offer three new electrified vehicles based on core models as part of a 2020 'product refresh cycle'.

The Clio light hatch will get a hybrid option, while the Captur crossover and larger Megane hatchback will offer plug-in hybrid power at the turn of the decade.

It's likely the electrified Clio and Captur variants will be based on the next-generation versions of these models, which are due to be replaced in 2019 or 2020.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest news from the Paris motor show. Click here for more images of the K-ZE concept.

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