Renault Koleos successor to be called Renault Maxthon – Rendering
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Likely to be seven seater SUV.
According to Auto Moto, the 7 seater SUV that Renault is currently working on will be called the Renault Maxthon. It replaces the Renault Koleos, and will serve as the French manufacturer’s flagship SUV.
The 7-seat Renault Maxthon will feature the company’s latest design philosophy that influences the Renault Espace, Renault Talisman and the Renault Megane. The rear-end has a shark-fin antenna, roof-mounted spoiler, and Renault Talisman-like C-Shaped LED taillamps.
Reports suggest that the next generation crossover will measure 5 meters in overall length, which is longer than the Renault Kadjar (4.45 m). It will not only ride on the Nissan X-Trail’s CMF platform, but also share certain internal components too. Engine lineup could include the 1.6 TCe 150 hp and 200 hp petrol engines, 1.5 dCi 110hp, and a 1.6 dCi with 130 hp or 160 hp.
Renault India has not confirmed plans of selling the Koleos’s successor. Instead, they will introduce the Duster-based Renault Grand Captur, which will offer contemporary Renault styling and 7 seats to rival the Mahindra XUV500, according to reports.
Renault Maxthon (Koleos successor) – Image Gallery (Digital sketches)
[Source: Auto Moto]