Renault launched the all-new 7-seater Triber in the Indian market last year which created a new segment in the Indian market. The French manufacturer that has launched popular cars like the Duster and the Kwid in the Indian market in the past has big plans for the market in the coming years. Renault is currently working on all-new vehicles for the market that will be launched in the popular sub-4m segment.
According to ET Auto, Renault is currently working on the all-new versions cars that will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. Both the all-new cars will undercut its competitors in the segment just like the Renault Triber. The manufacturer will launch the all-new cars in the next 12-24 months. The new cars will be aimed to be sub-segments, which means that they will be priced lowest in the segment and will target the customers who want affordability above features.
Renault is working on the HBC, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year. The all-new SUV will be based on the CMF-A platform that also underpins the Triber in the Indian market. The car will be positioned between the likes of Mahindra KUV100 and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. It will be the first-ever sub-4m compact SUV from Renault and will offer a lot of space at an affordable price.
The big news is the sedan that is expected to be launched next year. The all-new car from the French manufacturer will undercut the price of the Dzire. It will be an affordable car in the market and will increase the size of the segment. It should be noted that the all-new Dzire became the top-selling cars for a long period of time in the Indian market and it still the sales charts. This indicates that the segment is becoming quite popular and will continue to do so in the coming months too.
The engine options that will power these two upcoming cars are not known yet. However, the HBC is most likely to be powered by the new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine while the sub-4m compact sedan from the brand will get the naturally aspired 1.0-litre engine. Renault is likely to offer the AMT automatic transmission as an option with both the engine options in the future.
Renault will also launch the electrified version of the Kwid that was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. The all-new car, which is already on sale in China will become the brand’s first electric car in India and will take on the likes of Mahindra KUV100. However, Renault may price very aggressively and offer a lower number of features.