Renault Working On A Captur Based SUV-Coupe For Emerging Markets


Renault has teased an image of a new SUV-Coupe which it has confirmed to reveal at the upcoming 2018 Moscow Motor Show. This crossover is based on the Renault Captur and will use the French automaker’s M0 platform. Its launch in India is highly unlikely.

Renault, the French automotive giant has revealed that it is going to showcase an all-new SUV-Coupe based on the Captur SUV at the upcoming 2018 Moscow Motor Show. And also that the Russian market is going to be the first one where Renault will set up the production and the sales of this SUV-Coupe. That said, soon afterwards this car will also reach other international markets, like the Chinese. In addition to making the following revelation, Renault has also teased an image of this aforementioned product as well.

Renault SUV-Coupe Teaser Image

The new Renault SUV-Coupe is based on the Captur SUV which is currently on sale in the Indian as well as several other international markets. Hence the formal will get the M0 platform which forms the underpinning of many Renault cars globally. In fact, this new crossover is going to measure close to the Capur which clocks 4.3 meters in length.

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Going by the spy image showcased by Renault of the SUV-Coupe, we can clearly see that this new vehicle gets a familiar fascia as seen on some recent products from the French automaker. From the front, the car clearly gets a very muscular design thanks to the abundant creases on the bonnet. The front grille gets a number of chrome accents which are bound to give the car a premium appeal.  Talking about premium, we are confident to say that this new C-segment crossover will be positioned above the Captur. And will retail as a more premium alternative to the former.

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In addition to sharing its chassis with the Captur, this new SUV-Coupe is likely to get the same interior layout as the former as well. However, the kit levels could be slightly better with the use of several soft-touch components as well.

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As mentioned before, this new SUV-Coupe or crossover is going to first launch in the Russian market. After which Renault will introduce it in other emerging markets, for instance, China. That said, it is highly unlikely that Renault will introduce this vehicle in India. The Captur with its European styling has not able to make much of an impact. And hence, with Indian customers still preferring traditional SUV styling, the SUV-Coupe might not be the right product for India at this moment in time.

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