2017 Renault Grand Scenic patented for India suggests the product could compete directly against the Toyota Innova Crysta and upcoming Tata Hexa
Renault India has been offering the Lodgy MPV in the Indian market with mediocre sales response. The French automaker introduced a new top-of-the-line World Edition of Lodgy a few months ago but it has not done enough to increase the selling figures of the people carrier currently vying against Honda Mobilio and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
Made available in the price region between Rs. 7.59 lakh and Rs. 12.68 lakh (ex-showroom prices, Delhi), the Lodgy is one of the products Renault will have a serious pondering on to introduce a facelift but instead the brand could be planning to compete in a slightly high end of the scale with a premium MPV. The company is more likely thinking about grabbing market share currently led by Toyota with the new generation Innova Crysta.
Evaluating the potential of the premium MPV segment, Tata Motors will be entering the space with the Hexa soon while Renault is likely endeavoring to have a dash at it. Earlier, the company was said to be working on an affordable family utilitarian based on the CMF-A platform with underpinnings from the highly-successful Kwid small hatchback.
Considering that as true and with the fact that Renault is keen in expanding its utility portfolio with all new 2017 Renault Grand Scenic. The 2017 Renault Grand Scenic to make its global debit at upcoming Paris motor show.
In an exclusive story, we can reveal that Renault has applied patent rights for the 2017 Grand Scenic in India and it appears to have latest design cues from the brand. The styling elements seems to have been derived from the Scenic latest family of global Renault cars like the new-gen Megane and Captur compact SUV.
It features signature front fascia, sculpted surfaces with balanced proportions, distinctive C-shaped headlamp cluster, glass roof linking windscreen and rear window alongside four vertical wing-shaped slats housing Renault badge. The 2017 Renualt Grand Scenic could be offered in both five or optional seven seat configuration with ample cabin room and features.
Since Tata Hexa will have a Varicor 400 engine and Innova Crysta currently has 2.4 and 2.8 diesel with the newly added 2.7 petrol unit, Renault could opt for a more powerful motor in its lineup as the 2.0-litre diesel mill found under the bonnet of the Koleos making 147 bhp and 320 Nm could be used to propel the premium MPV.