So, the next big small Renault is coming! The French manufacturer has started official teasers and promotions of their all-new hatchback codenamed as XBA which will be a mass market offering and will play in the sub 4 lakh price segment against rivals like Alto, Eon, Go and others.
Speculatively, XBA’s commercial name could be as trivial as ‘Kayou’ and Renault promises a bold and striking design. Since no one has seen the car undisguised, even in spy pics, we will take that for now. But if XBA/Kayou is indeed based on Datsun Redi-Go we can expect a high and handsome profile, which is also revealed by the various covered test mules we have seen.
XBA will be powered by an all-new 800cc petrol engine and for now the company doesn’t have any intentions of bringing it with a diesel as well. The small Renault will be manufactured at company’s Chennai plant and will play a big role in diversifying Renault’s sales which have been concentrated only on Duster till now, despite many other products.
Renault has also confirmed that XBA will be officially unveiled on the 20th of this month in India and this will be its world premiere. It is expected to go on sale sometime later.