Renault recently launched the Kwid facelift in India and the hatchback has received a good response from the buyers. The French manufacturer also launched the Triber compact MPV earlier this year, a car that is based on the same platform as the Kwid. 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 sedan based on Kwid’s platform. The all-new sub-4m sedan will challenge the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze in the Indian roads. While the are no official images of the car as of now since its in the early stages of development, the render below by Kleber Silva gives us an idea of how the car could turn out to be.
Going by the render, the new sub-4 meter sedan from Renault looks quite interesting. The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Dzire rival has been internally codenamed LBA and will be based on the CMF-A+ platform that underpins the Triber. The same platform will also underpin a sub-4 meter SUV that Renault plans to launch later in our markets. A few reports have suggested that the LBA sedan 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. However, the launch of the LBA sedan is quite far away at the moment and it will be introduced to the Indian market only by 2021.
Talking about the rendered design above, it borrows heavily from the new Renault Kwid or better say the K-ZE EV. The latter is the first vehicle on which Renault introduced this split headlamp design. The front grill of the LBA sedan in the render has been directly picked from the K-ZE EV along with other elements light the headlights.
When launched, the LBA sedan will rival competitors like Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo among others. Moreover, the all-new sedan is expected to get a pretty aggressive price tag in the Indian market which has been the case with other new Renault cars in the country. It will be built on the CMF-A+ platform that has been derived from the CMF-A platform. The latter underpins the likes of Renault Kwid in India. The cabin design will be similar to that of 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.