Seems like Renault is planning to become a serious competitor to Maruti Suzuki India, first they challenged Maruti with Kwid in the entry segment and are doing well. Though they didn’t yet overtake the Alto sales, they are seeing a steady increase in sales. Now they are prepping up to launch a sub compact SUV to challenge Vitara Brezza.
As per reports on various websites the SUV will arrive the market early 2018 and it is tentative as the company may rejig its product strategy at any time depending on market dynamics.
The SUV willl draw its design cues from Kwid and will be based on CMF-A+ (which is nothing but CMF-A platform adopted to accommodate bigger body styles and engines). The SUV is internally codenamed HBC. Rest of the details are scarce.
Renault is also working on to bring vehicles to challenge Ertiga and Dzire which are codenamed RBC and LBC respectively.