The three high-riding models will join the already available Duster.
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn has announced the company’s SUV offerings in Brazil will be expanded in the near future by the addition of three members: Kwid, Captur, and Koleos. The new arrivals will join the already available Duster set to receive a new generation at some point in 2017 when it will likely grow to make room for a seven-seat version.
During a visit at Renault Ayrton Senna manufacturing facilities in Brazil, Ghosn revealed plans to produce the Captur in São José dos Pinhais starting with the first half of next year. It will share the assembly line with other locally-built products such as the Sandero, Sandero Stepway, Duster and its pickup equivalent, the Duster Oroch.
As for the tiny Kwid, it will be imported from Renault’s factory in Chennai, India starting next year. At the other end of the SUV spectrum we find the all-new, second-generation Koleos which will arrive in Brazil also next year. This one too will also be imported, either from the Wuhan factory in China or the Busan plant in South Korea.
The top brass at Renault went on to specify the company’s investments in Brazil are being made as planned, even though the current economic environment in the country is not great. The company with the diamond logo completed its initial R$ 1.5 billion investment for the 2010-2015 period ahead of schedule and is now focusing on the second part of the investment amounting to R$ 500 million for the 2014-2019 cycle.