- Announced as a Kwid-based MPV in 2017
- Will be underpinned by the CMF-A platform
- Likely to be offered only with petrol power with options for CNG
- AMT and manual transmission
A budget MPV model from Renault has been spotted doing the rounds in India for the first time. The French automaker had announced in early 2017 that it would bring out an MPV based on the Kwid and this appears to be the vehicle. This vehicle is underpinned by Renault’s CMF-A platform that is used by the Kwid and Redigo family.
The vehicle is expected to be a sub-4 metre car and will come in roughly at the same point where Datsun has positioned the Go+ mini MPV. Sources suggest that the car will be offered only with petrol power which, in this case, will be the 1.2-litre three-cylinder motor from the Go and Go+. This engine produces 64bhp/104Nm and is currently only offered with a five-speed manual.
In the spy shots, we can see that the vehicle has a high roofline indicating a tall boy design and possibly an upright seating position very similar to that of the Redigo and cars like the Tata Nano and Maruti Suzuki Wagon R.
Reports suggest that this car will be launched in 2019 and will be the next major launch for the French-Japanese alliance in the Indian car market.