The small-mid size SUV game has all but reached its saturation point and that makes Renault understandably happy. 2012 marked the arrival of the Duster, which proved to be quite the game changer for Renault, and the SUV-look formula has worked wonders for theKwid too. However, with more compact SUVs now available, the Duster’s market share, unlike its price, has been reducing. To give buyers a smaller and more affordable alternative to the Duster, Renault is developing a new crossover that will slide in below it.
That’s not all, as per the statement by Renault chief Carlos Ghosn at the ongoing Paris Motor Show, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance will work together to develop the offering. For the uninitiated, Nissan owns a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi and we’ve discussed the implications of the investment here.