Renault working on a 7-seat crossover; Could be based on Nissan X-Trail – Report


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Would sit above the recently unveiled Kadjar.

Renault is reported to be working on a a 7-seat crossover that will sit atop the recently announced Kadjar crossover. A launch date for the said 7-seater hasn’t been announced yet as “it’s too early to say just yet” Jerome Stoll, Exective VP and Chief Performance Officer at Renault told Auto Express.

Renault Kadjar press shot front three quarter
The new 7-seater crossover will sit atop the recently announced Renault Kadjar (pictured above) in the lineup.

The flagship SUV is likely to share its underpinnings with the Nissan X-Trail, which is based on the CMF (Common Module Family) platform jointly developed by Renault and Nissan. On the design front, it won’t be wrong to expect a Captur/Kadjar-like design. As for its crossover capabilities, given that Nissan offers a four wheel drive system on the X-Trail, it’s very likely that the Renault branded product will get it too.

2015 Nissan X-Trail frontat the 2014 Thailand International Motor Expo
Currently under consideration, the crossover could be based on the CMF architecture, like the X-Trail.

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A previous report also states that the next-generation Duster (sold as Dacia Duster in some markets) will also get an optional seven seat arrangement.

Competitors: Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe

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[Source – Auto Express]

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