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These Renault Kayou renders could be very close to the real thing

Renault Kayou render
Renault Kayou render

Codenamed XBA, Renault Kayou is set to make world debut on May 20th 2015 in Chennai

Renault Kayou, the new budget hatchback will be positioned below the Renault Pulse hatchback when launched later this year. It will rival the likes of Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon.

Renault Kayou render

This Renault Kayou render is from a French website, and thus it has the Dacia brand logo. Dacia is Renault’s affordable brand. In order to keep their brand image intact, they might sell Kayou under Dacia nameplate in developed markets.

Based on a CMF-A (Common Module Family – Affordable) platform, Renault Kayou will be launched first in India after which it will make its way to Brazil and many other countries. It has been developed entirely at RNTBCI (Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre India) in Chennai, and will be produced from the Renault Nissan alliance plant in Oragadam, Chennai so as to enhance economies of scale.

Powering the upcoming Renault Kayou will be a new 800cc three cylinder petrol engine with estimated output of 45-50 bhp via a 5 speed manual transmission. It will be later that Renault could introduce an Automated Manual Transmission, which is quite the norm in Indian auto industry these days.

Renault Kayou render

Compared to the render above, this one gets a much better treatment, like body coloured bumper, and sporty aluminium plate on lower bumper.

Being a budget hatch, cost cutting features include 13” or 14” wheels wrapped in slim rubber tyres, black wing mirrors and a single wiper blade. Top spec versions of the Renault Kayou could receive front power windows, speakers, mobile charging point and AC as standard features while a driver’s airbag could form a part of the safety features.

Renders via Largus

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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