Renault, the French automaker, is getting ready to begin developing a brand new lineup specifically for the Indian market. The Renault-Nissan partnership will announce 4000 crore investment and the bulk of the share will be used to introduce the CMF-B modular platform. All sorts of new Renaults and Nissans for our market will be built on this platform.
In 2024–2025, Renault will introduce the third-generation Duster to our market. The new model will be created using the CMF-B development environment. With this new platform, Renault will be able to provide their customers with additional cutting-edge conveniences and structural support. It’s flexible enough to work with a variety of body types and powertrains, such as hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and gasoline. The new platform’s architecture satisfies current and future safety standards, and it allows for electrification, such as hybrid and electric powertrains.
Renault will release a new 7-seater SUV based on the same CMF-B chassis as the next-generation Duster. Back in 2021, the French automaker showed the Bigster, a three-row SUV idea. The SUV will go into production by Renault in 2024 or 2025, the company has stated. Previous sources have indicated that both ‘alternative energy’ and hybrid powertrains will be available for the production variant of the Bigster.
Pricing for the new vehicle will be similar to that of competitors such as the Skoda Karoq and the Volkswagen Tiguan in international markets. Indirectly competing with larger SUVs like the Skoda Kodiaq, the SUV’s size is a drawback. Renault’s 7-seat SUV in India will compete with the likes of the Tata Safari and the Mahindra XUV700. A full 4.6 metres in length, the new Bigster idea is a monster. According to the manufacturer, the three-row SUV will be an excellent value for the money and will be priced similarly to compact SUVs.
RENAULT-DACIA BIGSTER DESIGN
The first prototype had a full-width grille that dominated the intimidating front fascia. Modern updates to Dacia’s characteristic Y-shaped headlights are integrated into the front grille. It has a squared-off bumper up front with a big central grille and two vertical air intakes, and it has LED lights that appear to be integrated into the grille. Flared wheel wells and huge 5-spoke alloy wheels give the vehicle a profile reminiscent of a larger Duster SUV. The Bigster concept’s rear end is distinguished by a set of Y-shaped taillights and a tidy tailgate adorned with a sizable Dacia logo.