Renault India is currently working on multiple products based on the CMF-A+ platform. After launching the all-new Triber, Renault is working on two all-new models based on the same platform. There will be a sub-4m compact SUV codenamed as HBC and a sub-4m compact sedan codenamed as LBA. While we have seen numerous rendering images of the upcoming sub-4m HBC, here is a rendered image of the LBA sedan, which gives us an indication of how the car will look like in the future.
The rendering image is done by SRK for IAB. The all-new car will be launched against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Hyundai Xcent. The rendering image indicates that the upcoming LBA will get a curvy design similar to the Triber. The front-end of the car will be similar to the Triber too and will get a similar-looking grille. The headlamps will be sharp-looking with L-shaped DRLs. At the lower part of the LBA sedan, there is the big air intake and the fog lamps have been designed quite smartly.
Renault has always been aggressive when it comes to the price and we may get to see a similar approach with the LBA. The all-new sedan might be priced aggressively to take on the likes of Dzire and Xcent, which are the best-selling cars in the segment. Renault may compete directly against the Tigor on the price front.
The CMF-A+ platform is quite versatile and will underpin a lot of upcoming products from the brand. Like the Renault Triber, the upcoming LBA will be offered with the same 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates a maximum of 72 PS. Renault may also introduce a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit that generates a maximum power of 95 PS with the higher-end variants of the sedan. While it cannot be confirmed, Renault might offer the CVT automatic transmission with their all-new sedan. It should be noted that currently, the French carmaker does not offer any sedan in the Indian market. The sub-4m compact sedan segment is growing and last year, the all-new Dzire became the best-selling car in the market for the first time ever. It remained at the top of the sales charts for a few months outselling much cheaper cars like the Alto and the WagonR.
Renault is currently working on the all-new LBA and is expected to launch the car by the end of next year. Renault may put an aggressive price tag on the sedan to attract the customers and may launch low-cost versions for the fleet car owners too.