Renault will reportedly expand its SUV range further in the years ahead, with a new seven-seat model in the preliminary planning stages.
But Renault is apparently looking to cover even more SUV bases, and a seven-seat model would serve a new market segment for the carmaker.
Speaking with the UK’s Auto Express, Renault’s Jerome Stoll reportedly said the new model was coming, but would be a few years off.
“It’s too early to say just yet - Kadjar is part of a renewal plan, we are specialists in the multi-passenger vehicle, we invented it, and now we are moving into the crossover,” Mr Stoll said.
“I believe that Renault for the past two years now has been renewing the range with a number of products. They have much more attractive designs and the new cars are now very successful.”
It is likely that this reported seven-seat model would debut as a new variant of the carmaker’s Koleos SUV, expected to appear sometime in 2016.
A seven-seater would see Renault’s SUV range mirror that of partner Nissan, as the Koleos would likely be sold in both five- and seven-seat models like the X-Trail.
The new Koleos will likely share its underpinnings with the X-Trail in the same way that the Kadjar shares key components with the Nissan Qashqai.
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