Renault has teased its first Geely-based model, which will be produced in South Korea and use hybrid powertrains.
The French automaker has published a shadowy image of a rakish coupe crossover ahead of its 2024 introduction.
It says it’ll launch an all-new line-up of hybrid models in the D-segment “based on the latest Geely-Volvo technologies for both local and export markets starting 2024”.
Chinese carmaker Geely has a controlling interest in Volvo, its EV spinoff Polestar, LEVC (producer of London’s iconic black taxi cabs), Lotus, and Proton.
It acquired a third of Renault Korea Motors earlier this year and, though the latter will use underpinnings supplied by the former, the Franco-Korean division intends to invest more than €900 million (A$1.39bn) over the next six years.
This investment will focus on software, connectivity, electrification and “competitive localization”.
“This vehicle will be designed, developed & produced in South Korea,” said Renault