Renault has released some preliminary details about its D-segment SUV which will be positioned above the recently unveiled Kadjar.
Speaking to Auto Express, Renault's senior vice president of marketing Michael Van der Sande said the seven-seater SUV will following the same naming strategy used on the Captur and Kadjar, meaning that it will adopt a moniker starting with either "C" or "K", with "Koleos" remaining a possible solution. It won't sit on top of the range as Renault will slot the new model below the Espace which will remain their range-topper.
It will primarily target Asian markets and will be mostly sold in countries where the Espace is not going to be commercialized. Renault promises it will be more than just a bigger Kadjar as company boss Laurens van den Acker says they are targeting a different type of buyers and the car will have modified proportions and a higher driving position.
More than a month ago we heard from Australian media the new seven-seat SUV from Renault will be around five meters long and will ride on the same CMF platform as the latest Nissan X-Trail from where it will inherit most engines. It's allegedly being developed in China where it will be locally produced and there are some chances of being built in South Korea where it will probably be sold as the Renault Samsung QM5.