Renault plans to increase its market share with the recently launched Triber and its upcoming sub-4m SUV, code name HBC.
With the rising trend of compact SUV, car manufacturers are bringing up products to please Indian buyers and the recent entry is of French carmaker, Renault. Currently, the company’s portfolio has Kwid, Duster, Captur, Lodgy and the recently launched Triber.
Fabrice Cambolive, Senior Vice President, Chairman of AMI pacific said that we will focus on taking step by step decisions and bring products in India which are value for money. The carmaker plans to double its sales by 2021 with the help of Triber.
Renault sub compact SUV will come in petrol motor which will be borrowed from the Kwid. However, the carmaker will focus on bringing a turbocharged tune for the same engine which will increase its power figures and can easily live in the competition. An option of both manual and automatic transmission can be on the cards. The 1.0-litre Renault Kwid churns out 67 bhp with 81 Nm of peak torque.
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The HBC compact SUV will make its global premiere at the 2020 Auto Expo. But before that India is getting ready for a facelift version of the Renault Duster later this year. It is interesting since the second generation is already available in some markets internationally while India will see a facelift of the first generation only.
The upcoming SUV will sit on a new CMF-A+ platform heavily localised like the Triber MPV and will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Venue. The expected pricing of the car can be anywhere between Rs 6.3 lakh for the base trim to Rs 10.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Mind you, all its competition mentioned above come with diesel engines which Renault HBC will be devoid off. And throwing the lights on BS-VI emission norms, mostly all the cars are expected to come with an updated diesel engine.
The carmaker also suggested a hint to bring EVs to the Indian market which is gaining trend. However, that is at a later stage since Renault needs to acquire a large percentage of the market in the coming years with its new cars and facelifts.
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