The upcoming sub-four metre MPV from Renault is based on CMF-A+ platform with heavily localisation
Renault is currently working on a seven-seat MPV for India and other emerging markets. The test mule has been spotted for the first time earlier this year and now it has been spotted again in Oragadam near Renault-Nissan plant in Tamil Nadu. Like the previous test mule, this one is also heavily camouflaged without revealing any details.
The MPV will be based on CMF-A+ platform and one of the advantages of using this platform is that it is already localised in India. The upcoming MPV is codenamed as RBC and it will be a sub-four metre MPV like Datsun Go+.
We can notice the wrap around headlamps from the thick camouflage and it comes with high mounted stop lamp at the rear. The test mule gets steel wheels and tyres appear to be either 13 or 14 inches. We can expect top end models to come with alloy wheels along with bigger tyres.
The design might take inspiration from other models as the MPV comes with signature Renault grille and it might get LED DRLs on the bumper or integrated into the headlamp cluster. The side design appears to be simple, but the windows are big so people won’t feel claustrophobic.
The interior might be similar to Kwid and it comes with features like touchscreen infotainment system, air-conditioning with vents for second and third-row passengers, power windows, electronically controlled outside mirrors, rear camera with parking sensors and more.
The upcoming MPV will get dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, central locking, speed warning and seatbelt reminders as standard. Renault might use the same engines from Micra for RBC and it will be tuned to deliver good efficiency. The RBC is expected to be priced around Rs. 4.5 – Rs. 8 lakh (ex-showroom).