Renault Teases Volvo-Geely Based Hybrid SUV To Be Built In Korea

The first Renault model spawned from the automaker’s partnership with Geely has been teased ahead of its launch in 2024.

Renault Korea Motors (RKM) will bring the vehicle to life, building it in Korea for sale in the local and overseas markets. It will be unique from all other Renault models as it will be based on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture platform that underpins vehicles such as the Volvo XC40 and Lynk & Co 01.

While limited details about the SUV have been announced, we know that it will feature an efficient hybrid powertrain and compete in the D-segment of the market.

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“This vehicle also demonstrates RKM’s ability to capitalize on the new and very promising hybrid platform,” the carmaker described in a press release. “It will take its occupants into a future where technology and innovation will connect mobility and digital life and offer caring services to our customers.”

A teaser of the vehicle shows that it will take the form of a sleek coupe SUV. Among the key details visible include thin headlights, pronounced creases on the hood and front quarter panels, a sleek roofline, a high tailgate, and a subtle roof-mounted spoiler.

Renault is investing more than €900 million ($873 million) in South Korea in the coming six years, with chief executive Luca de Meo stating that the country will serve as an important production base for it in the coming years, Auto News reports.

“Korea is very good platform to export our products,” de Meo said. “Korea has signed free trade agreements with so many countries, and it has roles as a bridgehead of manufacturing vehicles and exporting them.”

Renault’s partnership with Geely will see the automakers work together at the former’s Busan factory, as well as in China. It is reported that Geely may also take a share in Renault’s planned spinoff of its combustion engine operations.

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