A new report indicates Renault will use the name “Maxthon” for its upcoming Koleos replacement.

A new report indicates Renault will use the name “Maxthon” for its upcoming Koleos replacement.

The biggest SUV to wear the diamond logo is set to be unveiled later this year and if we were to rely on a report coming from France, it will make the switch to the “Maxthon” nameplate. This latest speculation has some foundation as the new moniker was registered by Renault with the Chinese intellectual property authority.

Regardless of its name, the SUV will slot above the Kadjar and is believed to measure around 185 inches (4.7 meters). The model will reportedly come with a seven-seat layout and will feature a design influenced by the Talisman midsize sedan as depicted in the attached speculative renders. These images should be quite accurate taking into account the author used recent spy shots as foundation.

Renault is still not sure whether the model will be sold in Europe, but we do know the plan is to offer the seven-seat SUV in Asia and Australia. It’s being engineered in China where it will be locally produced and chances are Samsung will also assemble the model in South Korea. In terms of underpinnings, it will ride on an extended variant of the Renault-Nissan Common Module Family and will have a lot in common with the Nissan X-Trail.

Note: 2016 Renault Koleos render by Cavalino pictured.

Source: auto-moto.com

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