Renault HBC compact SUV is ready to hit roads in the second half of 2020. Based on Renault-Nissan’s CMF-A+ platform, the new compact SUV will share most of its design bits and features with the Triber subcompact MPV. Though, the HBC will carry an upright, SUV-ish stance with distinctive design. It might come fitted with large 16-inch wheels and a high ground clearance.
Features such as LED DRLs, alloy wheels and rear washer/wiper are likely to be reserved for the top-spec trim. The dashboard, steering wheel and seats will be carried over from the Renault Triber MPV. The CMF-A+ platform will allow the carmaker to create enough cabin space. Read – Renault LBA Compact Sedan Might Undercut Maruti Dzire
Under the hood, the Renault HBC sub-4 metre SUV will employ an all-new, 1.0L, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine codenamed ‘HR10’. The gasoline motor will be paired to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or an AMT unit. Its power output will be close to 95bhp. Read – Renault Duster Turbo Petrol To Launch In April, 2020
In the subcompact SUV space, the all-new Renault HBC will go up against the Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the upcoming Kia Sonet. With low-cost underpinning and high-level of localization, the new Renault compact SUV is likely to be more affordable than most of its rivals.