French carmaker Renault has begun testing its new MPV (codename: RBC) for India. The first spied pictures have surfaced on the web and they are said to have been clicked in Tamil Nadu. As we had announced before, Renault has been taking a shot at another MPV notwithstanding the Lodgy not doing great in our market. Set to dispatch in 2019, the new MPV will sit under the Lodgy in Renault's line-up and will come in at a lower value point.
Supporting the new model will be Renault's CMF-A+ stage – an advancement of the CMF-An on which the Kwid hatchback is based. It will be bigger than the Kwid and will have a more drawn out wheelbase as well, yet general length will in any case be under four meters to meet all requirements for the extract benefits on 'little autos'. Remarkably, the Renault MPV will accompany a third line of seats making it reasonable for up to seven travelers.
The MPV on test has been clicked with full cover yet the pictures recommend a rakish plan. Prior this year, Laurens Van Der Acker, corporate plan executive at Renault, addressed Autocar India about 'adjusting style and back headroom'. Organization insiders have additionally expressed confidentially that the MPV will be planned as another model and not be a changed variant of the Kwid. Sister brand Datsun's seven-seater Go+ that depends in a hurry hatchback never took off, and Renault would not have any desire to go down that course. Essential shape aside, the bigger edges and chunkier tires will likewise help separate the new MPV from the Kwid hatchback.
Within, the new MPV is probably going to share a few segments, for example, the air-con vents and touchscreen infotainment framework with the Kwid, yet the plan of the dashboard is relied upon to be new. There will likewise be greater hardware on offer, including a back wash/wipe game plan and LED DRLs that are found in the government operative pics. Double airbags, ABS and back stopping sensors will likewise be standard in consistence with most recent wellbeing standards that become effective in October 2019.
Driving the new MPV will be a refreshed variant of the Kwid's BR10 1.0-liter that could be updated with a turbocharger to manage the extra load prerequisites. Worth specifying is that there won't be a diesel motor on offer as Renault does not have a unit sufficiently little to fit in the MPV's motor cove.
We hear the maker is hoping to value the MPV in accordance with average sized hatchbacks. Seven seats for sensible cash is a decent recipe however it stays to be perceived how Indian purchasers will take to the new model. Renault needs a major hit after the Kwid, and the new MPV and the other section level models it has in the pipeline could simply do the trap.