Renault is working on 2-3 products based on Kwid; aiming greater share in mass market segment
Renault has seen immense success with its entry level hatchback Kwid in India. Now, the automaker aims to consolidate its position in the mass market segment with more new products that will come based on the Kwid. One such model is going to be a seven-seater car that is expected to take on the upcoming Wagon-R MPV. This car will be underpinned by CMF-A+ platform and it is internally codenamed as RBC.
Presently, the seven-seater Kwid based car is in its final stage of development and we can hope to see the test mule soon. As it appears, Renault is trying to increase its market share in the country market using the same platform that houses the game changing Kwid hatch. The automaker has revealed that its CMF-A modular architecture can be the basis of around 6-7 different cars meant for different segments.
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While the news of development of the Kwid based seven-seater car has been confirmed, it is not sure, when the French auto major will bring it here in the domestic market. But, we can assume it to come here by 2020. Also, expect Renault to produce this car in here and Renault could export the model to several global emerging markets as well.
Apart from the upcoming MPV codenamed as RBC, we would also see a compact SUV based on the same underpinning and that is codenamed as HBC. Upon arrival, this car will lock horns with tough rivals like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon.
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Interestingly, Kwid has made India one of the six top global markets for India and the French brand wants to increase its market stake here using that success. This is why, the brand is mulling the plan to bring a zero emission all-electric version of Kwid, that has been already confirmed for Chinese market.
Considering the fact that India is thriving to adopt zero emission mobility by 2030 under the central government’s Mission EV 2030 strategy, the electric powered Kwid could be a bestselling model in the country’s EV market.
Source: Autocar Pro