Spied – IAB reader tapes Renault’s new C-SUV testing in Germany
Posted on: Dec 1, 2014 - 11:26am IST
Would be based on the new CMF platform.
Indian Autos Blog reader, Toldi, videotaped Renault’s new C-Segment SUV while it was testing in Stuttgart, Germany.
[Head to YouTube if you’re unable to view the video above.]
The new SUV is reported to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015, and could be based on the Nissan Qashqai’s platform. It will be priced and positioned between the Captur compact crossover and the Koleos SUV.
The new Nissan Qashqai is based on the modular CMF architecture, one that has been jointly developed by Renault and Nissan. Like the Qashqai, the Renault SUV will measure about 4.3-4.4 meters in length, and will be a 5-seat crossover.
Details are still sketchy at this time, but Renault could use the same set of four-cylinder engines that power the Qashqai. These range from a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol, a 1.5-liter diesel and a 1.6-liter diesel engine, and include 6-speed manual and CVT automatic units with 2WD and 4WD.
The design of the crossover is likely to borrow cues from the Captur and the new Espace, according to some reports.
Competitors: Honda CR-V, Nissan Qashqai, Suzuki Vitara, VW Tiguan
Expected Price: From 18,000 GBP (INR 18 lakhs)
Launch date in Europe: 2015