Renault working on a new sub-4m SUV based on Value Up platform – Report
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Launch expected by end-2017.
A report on AutoBild states that Renault is working on an all-new mini SUV that will slot below the Captur. The publication suggests that this will be a global model, but its overall length will be in the whereabouts of 3.9 meters.
The forthcoming SUV will be based on the Renault Value Up platform, which some publications report would have close relations to the alliance’s CMF architecture. The Value Up concept, not showcased publicly yet, is also reported to spawn future budget cars from Renault.
For the European market, the mini SUV will be powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine (borrowed from the Twingo) and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder dCi diesel engine with 75 bhp on tap. Prices for the SUV are expected to start from about 16,000 EUR (INR 11.2 lakhs) in Germany (for reference, the Ford EcoSport is priced from 15,000 EUR in Germany), and a market launch is expected to take place towards the end of 2017.
According to reports, Renault India is considering a second SUV that will be positioned below the Duster, in the sub-4 meter space. The Value Up-based mini SUV could be an ideal fit for the French car maker between the Kwid and the Duster, which aims to conquer a 5 percent market share by the end of 2016.
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[Source – AutoBild]