Renault Sandero Stepway to rival Ford EcoSport in India?

Renault Sandero Stepway to rival Ford EcoSport in India?


With the Duster leading the sales game for Renault for quite some time & the new Kwid with it’s SUV-like styling attracting quite some attention in the A-segment; seems like Renault wants to exploit India’s love for SUVs.
Latest rumours suggest that Renault is now planning to introduce an EcoSport rival, which will be a compact-SUV slotting below the Duster.
This new compact-SUV / crossover could be the Sandero Stepway which is already on sale in international markets.
The Sandero Stepway is nothing but a hatchback on stills. But with a rugged exterior body styling, it poses like an SUV and even has a high ground clearance of 207mm. Measuring 4 meres in length, the Sandero Stepway will also avail tax benefits.
Powering this compact-SUV / crossover would be a 1.5L K9K diesel motor which we’ve been now very familiar with. As is the case with sub-4 metre SUVs, this model will also be a FWD & no 4×4 will be on offer.
Expected to arrive in 2017, the Sandero Stepway will push the Duster pricing a little higher. However, with 7-seats coming in, the increase in Duster’s pricing will be justified.

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