Only a few days left before the revelation of a new roadmap for Renault. The presentation, scheduled for late May, will contain a vast savings plan of two billion euros over three years. To lower costs and improve profitability, no position will be spared, from real estate and industrial assets to the workforce, through the withdrawal of unprofitable markets. There will also be a good cleaning in the range and the projects.
The manufacturer at the Losange will in particular make a purge on the side of large models. A Reuters source said: “The whole project is not yet set in stone, but we can already remove Space, the Scenic and the large Talisman sedan from the future product plan, it is almost certain that these models will not be renewed and that they will stop. “
This is not surprising. Fashion is in SUVs! It is no longer in minivans and sedans. Renault had already asked itself the question of offering a Scénic 4 and a Espace 5! The brand did not want to withdraw prematurely from the compact MPV market, which still has followers in Europe. And it had not dared to end one of its icons, Espace, the first large European people carrier, launched in 1984.
It was rumored that Renault would replace the two bodies of the Scénic and the Espace with a single MPV, rather in the continuity of the Grand Scénic. There will be only one vehicle to give a follow-up to the minivans of the Losange, but it will ultimately be a long version of the next Kadjar!
Housekeeping should not stop there. The Koleos is also on the hot seat and the Losange will tighten up its compact offer as much as possible. The Mégane should thus have a suite, but with only one body. Renault would end the station wagon and the trunk sedan offered in certain markets.