2018 Renault MPV – Based on the CMF-A + platform, the new MPV is called Renault RBC; should begin in 2018 Advertising Renault adopts an aggressive portfolio expansion strategy for the Indian market in order to increase its market share here. To achieve this goal, the automaker aims to roll out a new product every year on the domestic market. While the French brand is ready to launch Captur, it will present a minivan seven places in the country in 2018 as part of the plan “Drive the Future”. Coded under the name of Renault RBC, the MPV will be loosely based below Renault Lodgy in the domestic portfolio and it will be a brand new vehicle. On arrival, it locks with Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Honda BR-V and Datsun Go +. The Renault RBC will be based on the extended version of Kwid hatchback’s CMF-A platform, which will probably be called CMF-A +.
The 2018 Renault MPV will ride on a modified version of the CMF-A – CMF-A + platform. The new MPV will have a longer wheelbase than the Renault Kwid (2,422 mm). Renault could offer it with the 1.0 liter SCe gasoline engine producing 68 PS and 91 Nm of torque. Transmission choices can include 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic manual.
The Renault RBC may have the layout of the grille, headlights and taillights inspired by those of the European minivan company such as Renault Scenic and Renault Espace for a contemporary front and rear. For the MPV to qualify as a small car and attract less taxes, Renault will keep its length under four meters. The wheelbase will occupy most of the length, leaving very short overhangs at the front and rear. The interior may look quite similar to that of the Renault Kwid.
Advertising 2018 Renault MPV RBC minivan should be available in fuel efficient diesel and diesel options. In order to achieve success against a tough rival like Maruti Suzuki, the automaker needs to aggressively evaluate the MPV ahead. In this case, we can expect the price to be between Rs. 6.50 lakh and Rs. 10.30 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).