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All-New Renault Sub 4-Meter Sedan in Works; Going on Sale in 2021

All-New Renault Sub 4-Meter Sedan in Works; Going on Sale in 2021

Snapshot: Renault India has decided to foray into the sub-4-meter sedan segment with an all-new product that is under work currently, which is expected to launch in early 2021.

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  • Renault sub-4-meter sedan to come with the CMF-A platform.
  • The new sedan will undercut its rivals by at least Rs 1 Lakh.
  • The company will also export it to various global markets.

Renault is working on a sub-4-meter sedan, on the lines of Kwid and Triber with heavy localization and aggressive pricing, for the Indian market. Several reports have stated that it will be priced at least Rs 1 Lakh cheaper than the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, and Tata Tigor. The company is expected to unveil the new sedan in the first half of 2021.

It is being learned that company headquarters in Paris alongside the Indian unit of Renault have approved the introduction of a sub-4-meter sedan. The French automaker will not only sale the sedan in the domestic market but also export it to several international markets such as Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

The sub-compact sedan segment in India registered a growth of 12 percent in the last fiscal year with a total of 4.60 Lakh units sold. Although, the volumes have gone down drastically in the last Calender Year due to the economic slowdown.

The upcoming 2021 Renault sedan will not be based on Logan's B0 architecture but it will be underpinning the affordable and versatile CMF-A platform, which is also at the helm of Kwid and Triber. It is further being learned that Renault is also targeting fleet taxi owners and cab aggregators with the new sedan.

Mechanically, it will be introduced in both petrol and diesel fuel trims with the option of AMT gearbox. Meanwhile, in other news, the second-gen Hyundai Xcent has been spotted during test runs and it could be launched by mid-2020 in India.

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