Renault and Nissan are gearing up to launch all-new midsize SUVs next year. The Renault Duster and its Nissan equivalent will be five-seater models, offering new choices in the midsize SUV segment.

In 2026, seven-seater versions of these SUVs will follow, catering to customers needing more space.

Engine Options:

  • 1.0L Turbocharged Petrol Engine (HR10):
    • This engine is already used in the Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.
    • The performance could be enhanced to better fit the midsize SUV segment.


  • 1.3L Turbocharged Petrol Engine (HR13):
    • Previously seen in the Nissan Kicks and the old Renault Duster, and also in the Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan.
    • It delivers 156 hp and could be paired with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission.


  • 1.5L Naturally Aspirated Petrol Engine:
    • Could be available for the lower-spec versions of the new SUVs.
    • Diesel engines are not planned for this generation.


  • Hybrid Powertrain Possibility:
    • A hybrid powertrain is not confirmed but could be considered given the presence of hybrid models from Maruti Suzuki and Toyota in this segment.


Design & Platform:

  • The new SUVs will be based on the CMF-B platform, which is widely used in international markets.
  • This platform allows for different vehicle configurations and ensures competitive pricing due to economies of scale.
  • The design will align with Renault’s and Nissan’s global design philosophies, providing modern features and styling.



Key Takeaways:

  • Renault and Nissan will introduce the five-seater SUVs next year, followed by seven-seater versions in 2026.
  • Various powertrain options, including turbocharged and naturally aspirated engines, will be available.
  • The flexible CMF-B platform ensures competitive pricing and adaptability to various configurations.

This strategy reflects the alliance’s intention to capture a broader market by offering modern features and design at appealing prices.

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