It is no secret that Renault’s planning to usher in a brand new compact MPV for the Indian market codenamed RBC. In reality, it was simply early this 12 months that we shared one of many first spy pictures of the mannequin being examined in India. Whereas since then there was no main replace on the upcoming MPV, just lately some new spy photographs have surfaced on-line, and this time round we get to see the cabin of the all-new MPV, which seems to be nearing manufacturing stage. The MPV might be based mostly on the Kwid’s CMF-A platform and might be a sub-Four metre mannequin, rivalling the likes of the Datsun GO+.
Proper off the bat, we are able to say that the cabin of the brand new MPV might be fairly premium. Whereas a lot of the inside continues to be closely camouflaged, the steering wheel and the instrument cluster look similar to the present Renault fashions, in actual fact, the latter may even get a MID unit. The dashboard, alternatively, will get a brand new design with two-tone black and beige therapy with a silver panel across the trapezoidal air-con vents. The MPV will even get a big centre touchscreen show for infotainment, which might include each Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Moreover, wanting on the gear lever, this one seems to be an automated unit, which suggests the MPV will get an automated variant, almost certainly an AMT unit, from the phrase go. The upholstery will even get the black and beige twin tone therapy. Having mentioned that, we don’t get to see the variety of rows the brand new MPV will supply, which almost certainly might be a three-row structure for 7 occupants, nonetheless, we consider the final row will stay appropriate of solely children.
As for the outside bits, the check mule continues to be closely camouflaged so there’s not a lot to speak in regards to the design and styling. Nonetheless, the MPV does seem to return with a straight roof, together with shorter overhangs, which might imply that regardless of being a subcompact, it’s going to supply a roomier cabin with good headroom. The automotive nonetheless runs on metal wheels, however we do count on the manufacturing mannequin to supply alloys, together with different options like projector headlamps, LED daytime operating, roof rails, electrically operable ORVMs and extra.
It is too quickly to touch upon the engine possibility, nonetheless, contemplating it is based mostly on the Kwid’s platform, the brand new subcompact MPV might characteristic the 1.Zero-litre engine on the Kwid, albite with energy and perhaps a turbocharger as effectively. Additionally, count on the automotive to not have a diesel engine both, much like the Datsun GO+. Transmission choices are more likely to embrace a 5-speed guide gearbox and an AMT unit.
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