By 2027, Renault plans to introduce eight new vehicles as part of a global product offensive. A new SUV for the Indian market will be part of this.
A new compact modular architecture platform for high-end cars.
Two new platforms for markets outside of Europe.
The Kardian compact SUV will be manufactured in India as well.
Renault has declared that, as part of a global product offensive supported by an investment of €3 billion (about Rs. 26,398 crore), it will introduce eight new models by 2027. In comparison to 2019, Renault wants to triple its net revenue per unit sold outside of Europe by 2027. It has put two new platforms into service as part of the strategy. First up is a brand-new, adaptable modular chassis that can be powered by a variety of powertrains and energy sources. This will be devoted to four distinct areas: India, North Africa, Turkey, and Latin America. A Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform specifically designed for the higher-end D and E segments will be the second. Together with Geely, a well-known Chinese automaker, this will be produced. The majority of the upcoming models will be made up of the latter.
The first of eight models that will hit the markets in Morocco and Latin America as early as next year is the Kardian, shown here in red. This will probably arrive later in India. Renault intends to add hybrid powertrains to its line-up in addition to electric cars in an effort to lower CO2 emissions. Brazil and Turkey are existing markets for the Megane E-Tech electric vehicle. By 2027, Renault wants to sell one of its three electric or hybrid vehicles outside of Europe.
The new, smaller modular platform from the Renault Group will be put together in Morocco, India, Turkey, and Latin America. Its adaptable and versatile architecture enables a wide range of versions with wheelbases ranging from 2.6 to 3 meters and lengths between 4 and 5 meters. Renault claims that this new platform, in contrast to pure electric powertrains, is made to support front-wheel and four-wheel drives and a variety of fuel options, including ICE, flex-fuel (E100), LPG, mild-hybrid advanced (48V), and full hybrid. It will also make it possible to design a variety of body types around it. The Kardian is a B-segment small SUV that is similar in size to a Creta, while the Niagara Concept is a pickup truck that is equipped with revolutionary E-Tech hybrid 4WD technology.
The Niagara Concept offers a sneak peek at the design of the upcoming Renault line-up, which will be constructed on the brand-new modular Renault Group architecture. The sculpted details and flowing curves allude to the former Duster. With a 3D impression, the robust and modern grille is carved to resemble a mineral body. The Renault name is shaped like “pixel art” with each letter. The headlight array is formed like an eyebrow. The front of the pick-up sports a noticeable skid plate. With its long-travel suspension, wide front and rear break-over angles, and extra-high ground clearance, the Niagara Concept is prepared for serious off-roading. The lines and patterns of the Niagara Concept brand served as the inspiration for the camouflage. According to Renault, the colors highlight the car’s various features: Black background for power, light grey for technicality, yellow for sports car edge, and green points for adventure are all represented.
Its E-Tech Hybrid 4WD technology powertrain features two technical adjustments: a front-mounted, mild hybrid advanced (48V) power plant and a rear-mounted, supplementary electric motor. The Niagara Concept, according to Renault, is a 4WD model with optimized off-road performance. It can operate in full electric mode for up to half of your daily commute, which drastically lowers CO2 emissions. The next global models that Renault plans to introduce by 2027 are predicted to be represented by the Niagara Concept.