The French carmaker, Renault has recently emerged as a formidable player in the Indian car market. The company will be launching the Captur in next 3-4 weeks and the new-gen Duster in next 12-18 months, other than that they will also bring two all-new models in the country. This is to keep the momentum going and to make itself a bigger brand here.
Interestingly, both of these are UV’s, speaking of Renault’s ambitions. First of these will be a MUV, codenamed ‘RBC’. The RBC will replace the Lodgy from Renault’s India line-up and will be based on an extended version of the Kwid’s CMF-A platform. It is expected to be showcased in concept avatar at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, while launch is scheduled during festive season of 2018.
Just like the Lodgy, the RBC will be a 7-seater but is expected to be a less expensive product, featuring tougher styling, good equipment levels, smaller footprint and a fuel-efficient range of engines. The company will sub-position the RBC below the Lodgy competing head-on with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Honda BR-V.
The second product will be a compact SUV codenamed Renault ‘HBC’ rivaling Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and the Tata Nexon expected for a launch in 2019. Nothing much is known about this new compact SUV, but this one too is likely to be based on an extended version of the Kwid’s CMF-A platform to keep the prices on check. Prices for both RBC and HBC are expected to start from under INR 8 lakhs.
It is safe to say for now, Renault India has a good future ahead with all-new range.
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Source: ET Auto