Renault to Launch New 1T Pick-Up, Sedan, and 7-Seat Scenic in 2016

Renault to Launch New 1T Pick-up, Sedan and 7-Seat Scenic in 2016 4 photos
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Megane Sedan rendering by Theophilus Chin10 new Renaults in 2016Renault Alaskan concept
Renault's 2016 shareholder's meeting took place yesterday, April 29. They released several statements, but the photo above didn't make it into the press bundle. We already knew that the company was planning to launch 10 new cars in 2016. However, this confirms precisely what these are.
The six up top have already been launched or revealed and include the Megane hatch, Scenic MPV, Koleos flagship SUV, Talisman sedan, Talisman Estate, and Kadjar crossover derivative for China.

The ones under the covers have not yet been revealed or detailed fully. One of them we already know about, as a sedan version of the Megane will target the compact car segment in 2016. It will ride on the same platform and use similar technology to keep weight and reduce fuel consumption.

Multi-link rear suspension and engines with a maximum displacement of 1.6 liters will mean the replacement for the Fluence should weigh no more than 1.3 tons. Only time will tell if the formula leaves room for the Fluence GT with the 205 hp turbo and 4Control system.

A 7-seat version of the Scenic is also planned and should fill the gap between the regular Scenic and the Espace flagship MPV. We get what's going on with these two, but not the other two names.

One of them is a "PICK-UP 1T," which either means the Duster Oroch will be exported from Brazil to Europe or something else entirely will be developed. Only die-hard Renault fans will remember that besides the Alpine A 110-50, there was another important concept launched in 2012. It was called the Alaskan (photo below), and it may be related to Mercedes's plan to launch a truck.

As you can see, it's not the same type of vehicle as the Dacia-based Duster Oroch built in Brazil. It's bigger and will compete with the Volkswagen Amarok.

Finally, we get to the so-called B-segment crossover, which could be anything. We suspect it's just a mid-life facelift for the Captur, but we could be wrong.
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