Groupe Renault will not renew the Dacia Logan MCV or MCV Stepway like it revamped the Dacia Sandero & Logan in September. The company is planning a 7-seat Dacia crossover as a combined replacement for the MCVs, as per a report from auto-moto.com.
The report suggests that the 7-seat Dacia crossover wagon won’t be stretched Sandero Stepway but a slightly SUV-inspired model with taller sides. The platform underpinning this model would be the same as that of the crossover hatchback – CMF-B.
The Renault Triber’s initial success in India has proved Groupe Renault’s capability in designing an SUV-inspired budget people mover. The new 7-seat Dacia crossover wagon would be bigger than a typical Dacia Sandero Stepway-derived wagon but smaller than the Lodgy.
The 7-seat Dacia crossover wagon is expected to be available with one of Groupe Renault’s E-Tech hybrid powertrains optionally. E-Tech powertrains include a “full hybrid” system for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and a “rechargeable full hybrid” system for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs). This particular Dacia model could share the Mk5 Renault Clio’s 140 PS full hybrid system that makes use of a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and two electric motors (a traction motor and a starter generator).
The unnamed Dacia crossover wagon is expected to arrive at the end of 2021 at the earliest. Groupe Renault could price it from around EUR 16,000 or INR 14.07 lakh in France. The company is unlikely to launch it in India, because it hasn’t localised the CMF-B platform.
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