Renault’s latest product in their line up was the sub-4 meter compact MPV Triber and the facelifted Kwid hatchback. Both of them are built on the very same platform. Now, Renault has been working on an all-new compact SUV that is based on the very same platform. For now, the SUV is called HBC concept and was recently spotted testing on our roads. Based on the spy pictures that surfaced the internet, an artist has rendered an image on how the upcoming HBC compact SUV would look like. The car when launched will compete with Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport.
The render has been created by an artist from Indian Autos Blog and is based on the spy car that was spotted here. The design of the compact SUV looks promising and the front looks like a mix of both Triber and the updated Kwid. As per the render, HBC concept will have Triber like front grille and Triber like LED DRL and indicators on top with with headlight positioned on the bumper. This will give HBC concept an aggressive look.
Coming to the side of the vehicle we have the sporty looking dual tone alloy wheels and the metallic mustard from Triber looks good on the render. The side profile of the car looks more like a hatchback, Kwid to be exact. The car gets a contrasting black roof with roof rails on top. The render doesn’t show the rear of the car. Overall, the HBC render looks great and has that SUV apppeal to it. It looks rugged with those sporty bumper, black inserts on the side, wheel arches and lower part of the bumper.
According to some reports, Renault HBC concept will get a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine that is already sold in some of Nissan’s international models. The engine will also make it’s way to the Triber MPV. The Triber currently gets a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 72 Bhp and 96 Nm of torque. The new turbo petrol engine will produce around 95 Bhp and 120-130 Nm of peak torque. Renault will showcase the HBC concept at upcoming Auto Expo next month.