Early next year, Renault will launch a new SUV coupe (codename: Renault LJC) in Russia. Kolesa.ru has created renderings to preview the Renault SUV coupe’s design.
The Renault SUV coupe presented in the renderings features a BMW X6-like bulbous body. At the front, it comes lavished with sharp LED headlamps in an angular design, C-shaped LED DRLs, V-shaped signature upper grille with the Diamond logo and a hood more flattish and positioned higher than the Renault Kaptur’s.
The Renault SUV coupe’s lower body is very similar to that of the Renault Captur, while the greenhouse is notably smaller. Its roof steeply tapers from behind the B-pillar to merge into the extremely rakish back glass. The angle of the back glass and the overall rear-end design are strongly reminiscent of the Renault Megane Grand Coupe.
Renault will sell the SUV coupe in Russia, Brazil, China and South Korea. Russia and Brazil, as well as the other markets (TBA) in the CIS/Latin America region, will get a low-cost version riding on the dated B0/Dacia Logan platform. China and South Korea will get an advanced and costlier version underpinned by the CMF-B platform that will debut in the Renault Clio V this year.
The French automaker could launch the new C-SUV (CMF-B version) in Western Europe after 2020, provided that it sees an encouraging response to this experiment in other markets. It will also have to see to it that this launch doesn’t create sales cannibalization as the Renault Kadjar is already present in the C-segment.
The Renault SUV coupe will debut in the concept form at the 2018 Moscow International Motor Show in August. Renault is unlikely to launch it in India. The Captur’s poor sales has put the company on the back-foot with respect to variant extensions. It will instead likely work on introducing the second generation Renault Duster to catch up with its SUV volume projections.
[Image Source: Kolesa.ru]