Renault is all set to bring in its much-awaited Captur premium crossover in the Indian market. The French carmaker has already confirmed that it will further expand its product lineup with four new models. All these models will be based on the Kwid hatchback including an electric hatchback, a compact sedan, a compact SUV and a compact MPV. Codenamed RBC, the new Renault MPV will be the first among them to see a release in India.
Recently, the French carmaker has confirmed its new compact MPV for the Indian market. The company also dropped the first teaser of the car revealing its exterior silhouette.
New Renault 7 Seater MPV Key Features
– Sub-4 meter in length
– CMF-A platform
– Renault Scenic-inspired front design
– Over hangs at front and rear
– Seven-seats layout
New Renault MPV (RBC) Launch Date
The new Renault 7 seater MPV might enter into production in the second half of 2019. Though, there is no official word about its launch timeline. It will be the second offering from the French carmaker in the MPV segment, first is the Renault Lodgy. This new MPV might share some its design elements with the upcoming Renault Captur.
Sumit Sawhney, MD, Renault India, had confimred earlier, “We will be working on segments where we are not present. We will try to bring in a lot of innovation in order to make them the game-changer in the segment and redefine it or create a sub-segment out of it.” Read About – New Renault Kwid Based Compat SUV
New Renault MPV (RBC) Expected Price
|Minimum||Rs 4.5 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 7 lakh|
The all-new Renault RBC MPV will sub-4 metre in length that means it will avail excise duty benefits. Furthermore, it will be based on the brand’s low-cost platform and share most of its components with the Captur crossover. This will reduce the total manufacturing cost of the car, and enable the carmaker achieve aggressive pricing. In India, the new Renault 7 seater MPV will be positioned against the Datsun GO+ and Maruti Ertiga. We expect it to be priced as low as Rs 4.5 lakh for the entry-level model, and it will go up to Rs 7 lakh for the range-topping variant. Read: New Renault Sedan to Challenge Maruti Dzire
New Renault MPV (RBC) Exterior Design
Renault has confirmed that its new multi utility vehicle (MPV) will be sub-4 meter in length. The main thing most people would be interested to know is what the new Renault RBC will look like. Though there is no design details have been revealed yet, the latest MPV rendering might give you an idea of that.
Face of the car might derive its design inspiration from Renault Secenic and Espace MPVs, which are currently on sale in the European markets. The front grill design, headlamps and tail lamps could be carried over from its European siblings. It will have short overhangs at the front and rear and pronounced wheel arches. The new Renault 7 seater MPV (RBC) will be based on the low-cost CMF-A platform that also underpins the Kwid hatchback. Though, it will have a longer wheelbase than its hatch sibling.
New Renault MPV (RBC) Interior
Interior details of the new Renault 7 seater MPV are yet to be revealed. Speculations are on rife that it might share some of its features with the Captur crossover such as the infotainment system with touchscreen display and smartphone integration, 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, digital speedometer, etc. Renault revealed that this new car will have 7-seats layout. Check Out – Upcoming Renault Cars in India
New Renault MPV (RBC) Specifications & Performance
Engine setup of the Renault’s new 7 seater MPV could be borrowed from the Scala sedan. Currently, the saloon comes with two engine options a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre K9K diesel – making 105bhp and 84bhp respectively. Transmission on offer might include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT. Read: New Renault Duster Is Coming Soon
New Renault MPV (RBC) Mileage
We can’t comment on the mileage figures of the MPV, as official engine details are yet to be revealed.
New Renault RBC Comfort
Renault’s 7 seater MPV is likely to get fabric seat upholstery as standard, while the top-spec trim might come with leather covering. Sitting on a long wheelbase, the car is likely to offer decent cabin space. Though, it will all depend on the packaging. Check Out – Renault Captur Picture Gallery
New Renault MPV Practicality
Despite being sub-4 meter in length, this new MPV will have enough space to accommodate seven passengers. However, the third row seats’ occupants might short with legroom. The boot space could also be limited, though you will have option to expand it by folding rear seats. It might also offer multiple storage space including glove box, bottle holders, cup holders etc.
New Renault MPV Safety
Essential safety fitments such as dual airbags, immobilizer, rear view mirror, ISOFIX child seat anchors, seat belt reminders, manual override and alert system will be standard on the carline. Renault might also offer ABS with EBD as standard equipment. The high-spec trim will get some additional bits.
Should You Wait For It?
In order to tap the entry-level MPV segment, Renault might come up with aggressive pricing. It is expected that this new MPV will take some of its design bits from the Renault Scenic and Espace. So, we can expect to it carry modern looks. Besides this, the MPV’s well-packed cabin with 7-seats layout will further attract mass buyers.
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