We all know how Renault is planning to expand its line of products in India using the CMF-A platform. One of those upcoming products is the internally codenamed car – Renault HBC compact SUV. The Triber is a recently launched car that is based on this platform. Like the Triber, the HBC will be a sub-four meter car. Renault will make sure that this car is built with specs and features that help it rival the best in the segment. So check out the story below to find out our expectations from the upcoming Renault HBC.
Renault HBC Expectations
The HBC from the spy shots we see here is going to look quite European in its design. The HBC is going to get a big Renault logo badging on the front grill which will be chrome. The headlamps and lower bumper look a lot like the Kwid. Though it is under very heavy camouflage, we can get an understanding of how big, wide and muscular this SUV will look. It is expected with 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear of the car looks interesting with a huge bumper. The taillights will be long ones that continue downwards from the C-Pillar.
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In terms of interiors, the car should be loaded with tech, comfort and features. There should be ample storage and space for occupants. At the front, we expect an 8-inch touchscreen enabled with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Maybe options like wireless charging and a connected cars system are also offered. The car will get Renault’s smartcard entry system plus keyless entry. Renault will be offering the car in different trim lines across variants.
Engine, price and competition
The Renault HBC should be getting the upcoming 1.0-turbo unit for the Triber. It will come paired to a five-speed gearbox and possibly AMT unit. Will the HBC be offered in a diesel variant? It’s too early to say that. Right now Renault uses the 1.5-litre unit on the Duster and Captur. Those engines are heading for discontinuation. We will thus have to wait to find out. Pricing should be from around Rs 6.5 lakhs to Rs 9.5 lakhs. It will keep the car in a competitive range. The competition will include the new BS6 Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza and the XUV300.