Renault wants its share in the compact SUV segment. While there is a dip in the automobile industry, this segment is still doing well – so a Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV makes sense. Renault has always been bringing affordability to the segments it enters and this upcoming vehicle will be no different. On the contrary, they are trying to get their hands on the market share. Renault has planned some vehicles for the Indian markets and the compact SUV seems to be very important for the company.
Internally the car has been codenamed HBC and will be based on the CMFA architecture which underpins cars like the Renault Kwid and the Triber. Below are more details about this car, our expectations and what it may offer.
Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV Launch
The official announcement of the vehicle will be seen before the Auto Expo 2020. The vehicle is expected to be seen at the Auto Expo 2020, maybe in prototype form or production form. This is a highly expected vehicle as it is from a manufacturer who has brought an affordable 7 seater. The launch of the vehicle will be around mid or late 2020. The vehicle just is unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 with all the specifications.
|Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV||Launching in late 2020|
Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV Price
After the unveiling of the vehicle at the Auto Expo 2020, the only thing that will remain at the launch will be the price. The SUV might be priced from Rs 8 lakhs which will be towards the cheaper side of the segment. Renault will like to keep 2 or three more variants which will make the cars top variant cross into Rs 12 lakhs (ex-showroom). Because the Duster which is a 5 seater SUV by Renault is also priced from Rs 8 lakhs.
|Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV||Price (ex-showroom)|
|Base||Rs 8 lakhs|
|Top-end||Rs 12 lakhs|
Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV Colours
- Fiery Red
- Moonlight Silver
- Zanskar Blue
- Outback Brown
- Cool White.
Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV Specifications
The engine of this vehicle will be borrowed from the Renault Triber. This engine is called the Energy engine. It is a 1.0-litre unit which produces a power of 73bhp and a torque of 96 Nm. This engine is a BS6 petrol engine. There will be a diesel engine offered on this vehicle. The diesel engine which will be introduced on this product will be used in other cars in a varied state of tune in the rest of the Renault line up. This engine will be brought in after the BS6 norms come into effect. The car should get a five-speed gearbox and an AMT unit from the launch itself. We will see the diesel variant come in much later.
Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV Interiors
The interiors where this vehicle will shine. There might be the use of hard plastic for cost-cutting purposes as well as there will some cutting down of fancy bits. But this vehicle will get a cooled glove box as seen on the Renault Triber. The SUV will also have steering mounted controls but they will only control the infotainment system and cruise control. The instrument cluster will have a dual pod cluster. It might be a semi-digital console. This vehicle will have fabric seats. Overall the quality of this budget SUV will be good. This vehicle will offer a lot of features to0. Inspiration for the interior will come heavily from the Renault Duster and Captur.
Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV Exteriors
Talking about the exteriors the vehicle will have split headlamps. The Headlamps will be placed below the LED daytime running lights. The grill of the vehicle is wide and it sports a big logo. This looks bold on the Kwid but will just be appropriate on this vehicle because of its size and stance. The compact SUV will get small wheels as 15 inches on the lower variants and could also get segment-best options of 17-inches. These will be really small for an SUV. Moreover, the lower variants will get steel wheels. The option of alloy wheels will be on mid and top variants only. From the rear, this will get Renault styling similar to its cousins – the Captur and the Duster. The SUV will have a floating roof design and the wheel arches will be squared as this is the trend for this year.
Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV Features
For the features part, this vehicle will get one major feature it will get will be the launch use of the connected cars technology. The competing vehicles in this segment get this and this vehicle will also get it. The SUV will get faux skid plates. This vehicle will also have features like 10-way adjustable seats for the driver. The rear seat might get a recline angle to adjust. There won’t be much of other features apart from some quirky bits on the infotainment system. The car might missout on a sunroof or this might be optional on the topmost variant.
If we talk about convenience and entertainment – there should be a lot on offer. This is a feature-rich segment with cars like the XUV300 and Hyundai Venue boasting an array of various instruments and connectivity features. Renault to make its’s offer lucrative could offer – cruise control from lower variants, more wireless charging and mirrorlink, front parking sensors, eight-plus speakers and 360-degree parking assist.
Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV Safety
The safety of the vehicle will increase variant wise. The lowest variant will get just two airbags and the top variant could have as much six airbags that are available in other cars in the segment. There will be ABS but the electronic brake distribution will be skipped on the lower variants. Another thing about safety is the structure and platform. The platform will be highly strong and tensile. This is really important during a crash and hence the vehicle will be designed such that it will be safe during extreme scenarios preventing damage which is very severe.
The car will be built on the CMF-A platform which will ensure safety and better structural rigidity to the car.
Renault Rs 8 Lakh SUV Competition
Renault has planned this vehicle to compete with the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford Eco Sport and XUV 300.