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Renault working on a Maruti Suzuki Dzire rivaling compact sedan for India

Renault launched the all-new Triber in the Indian market earlier this year. It is based on the modified Kwid platform. Renault is now planning to launch a slew of mass-segment cars in the Indian market and the next vehicle from the manufacturer will be the sub-4m compact SUV based on the same platform. Renault is now reportedly working on an all-new sub-4m sedan that will challenge the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze on the Indian roads.

According to CnB, Renault is working to develop an all-new Indian market specific sedan that will be launched in the coming time. The car will be made in India and will be exported to similar markets in Latin America and South-East Asian markets. The all-new Renault sedan will be will also be shipped to the African markets from India.

The report claims that the information comes from the sources within the Renault headquarter in Paris while the Indian operations of the manufacturer have also confirmed the same. The launch of the all-new sedan is quite far away at the moment and it will be introduced to the Indian market only by 2021.

The all-new sub-4m will take on the highly competitive segment, which is currently ruled by Maruti Suzuki Dzire. There are also other cars in the segment including Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and the likes. Renault has always priced its products competitively in the market and it will continue to do so the future. The all-new sedan is expected to get a pretty aggressive price tag in the Indian market.

This would not be the first sedan from the French manufacturer in the Indian market. In the past, Renault launched the Logan sedan in India, which was not successful at all. The car was rebadged and relaunched in the market as Mahindra Verito, which also did not gain much of popularity in the market. However, the all-new car will be a sub-4m product, which will be very different from the previous sedan. Also, the manufacturer launched more premium Renault Fluence in the market.

The sedan will be based on the same platform as the Renault Triber. It will be the CMF-A+ platform that has been derived from the CMF-A platform that underpins the likes of Renault Kwid in India. It should be noted that the segment has seen a growth in the recent past. In fact, for the first time ever, a sedan, Maruti Suzuki Dzire became the top-selling car in the Indian market after overtaking all other vehicles.

The cabin will be similar to the Renault Triber while the engine options will be similar too. The all-new sub-4m sedan will get only petrol engine option and there will be an option of automatic transmission too.