Renault teases new compact SUV

Mysterious crossover will be revealed in Moscow later this year.
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Renault has teased a new compact SUV on social media this morning, ahead of a full reveal at the Moscow motor show in August.

The front-on shot doesn't reveal much about the car, beside the fact it'll have a face inspired by the Megane, and that Renault wants it to be a 'real breakthrough' in the Russian market. It'll actually be built in Moscow, around the M0 platform underpinning the Dacia Duster and Renault Captur at the moment.

That chunky badge in the middle of the grille is similar to that of the Captur, while the grille borrows its design and detailing from the dual-cab Alaskan ute. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they're both big-car touches working to make a small car look tough.

We know the car will be a C-segment SUV, putting it in the same class as the Kia Niro and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, and there's talk about a coupe roofline. Spy pictures would seem to support that idea, although there's nothing in the teaser outright confirming it.

There's no guarantee the car will come to Australia. At the moment, Renault Australia is pushing hard to get the Kadjar, but pricing and supply issues have made it tough.

Stay tuned for our coverage of the Moscow motor show.