The Renault HBC compact SUV might share its engine with the Kwid 1000cc – i.e. 1.0-litre SCe (Smart Control efficiency) DOHC engine.
Based on the CMF-A modular platform, the Renault Kwid compact SUV will be slotted between the Kwid hatchback and the Duster.
Buoyed by the successful launch of the Kwid hatchback, Renault India is planning to bring-in a sub-compact SUV and sedan based on the CMF-A modular architecture. It’s the same platform that is used for the Kwid and the recently-launched Datsun redi-GO. Internally known as Renault ‘HBC’, the Kwid-based compact SUV will be positioned above the Kwid hatchback.
The Kwid-based HBC sub-compact SUV might enter our shore towards the end of 2017. One must note that the company hasn’t yet confirmed anything about its launch details.
|Base Model||Rs 4 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 5.50 lakh|
Since the Renault HBC will be based the low-cost CMF-A modular platform, it is likely to be priced quite competitively. We can expect it to come within the price range of Rs 4 lakh – Rs 5.50 lakh.
|Engine||1000cc SCe Petrol|
|Maximum Power||64.1bhp – 69bhp|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual/ AMT|
Styling of the HBC compact SUV will be largely inspired from the Kwid hatchback. Similar to its hatch sibling, the vehicle might feature black front and rear bumpers, roof spoiler, pronounced wheel arches, black body cladding and body-colored tailgate spoiler. Though, it will get bolder stance, and look more aggressive and sportier than the Kwid. Dimensionally, it will be longer, wider and taller. This urban crossover will stand higher with a tall ground clearance.
The interior, too, will look similar to the Kwid. Several features like a 7-inch touchscreen display with navigation system, piano black finishing on centre console, chromed air vents, power windows, driver airbags, etc. could be picked from the hatchback.
The new sub-compact Renault HBC SUV might share its engine with the Kwid 1000cc. It could come with a 1.0-litre SCe (Smart Control efficiency) DOHC engine that will produce an estimated power of 64.1bhp – 69bhp. This power mill might come either with a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT gearbox.
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