Renault are currently working on a new turbo petrol motor for the Indian market. This engine will be powering the bulk of their and Nissan’s model line-up here in the near future. It is set to debut alongside Renault’s much-awaited compact SUV, codenamed the HBC.
The HBC is slated to launch during the second half of 2020. This turbo petrol motor will be based on Nissan’s HR10 family of engines. It will comply to the upcoming BS-VI emission norms.
According to reports, we may even see a smaller capacity of the motor coming later. The derivative of the HR10 will be similar to Renault’s four-cylinder HR13 motor. This three-cylinder motor is likely to produce about 96 BHP of power.
It will come mated with options of both a manual and an AMT transmission. The new HR10 motor will feature on the Renault HBC. This compact SUV will be underpinned by Renault’s cost-effective CMF-A platform.
It will be similar in dimensions compared to the recently launched Triber compact MPV. As of now, the Triber is powered by a three-cylinder, BR10 motor. This naturally aspirated motor makes 72 BHP of power along with 96 Nm of torque.
At the time of writing, Renault are yet to update the BR10 motor to the upcoming emission standards. We can expect the new HR10 motor to power the Triber in the near future. Both updating the current motor and introducing the HR10 on the Triber will take a toll on its price, but the Triber will still retain its unique proposition in the market.
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