Renault plans for Latin America include Kwid, Koleos, Alaskan, Kaptur and the Dokker

Renault has recently confirmed it will sell the new Koleos in the Brazilian market, as well as the Kaptur. We have already mentioned Renault’s plans to our readers, including the Kwid and the Alaskan, but there are more news on such plans. Argentina Autoblog has revealed today that a lot more changes will happen in the South American market. According to the website, the Argentinian president, Mauricio Macri, will meet Carlos Ghosn, Renault’s CEO, next Friday in Argentina in order to announce the production of the Renault Dokker there.

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The meeting has the primary objective of announcing the production of the Alaskan in Argentina, as well as the Nissan Frontier and the new Mercedes-Benz pick-up. But Ghosn could also announce the replacement for the Renault Kangoo.

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The Dokker uses the same M0 platform of the Duster and the 2nd generation Logan and Sandero. These 2 cars will move their production sites from Brazil, more specifically the São José dos Pinhais plant, to Argentina, or the Santa Isabel plant. Renault needs the extra room at the Brazilian plant to produce the Kwid and the Kaptur, models in which the French manufacturer bets high volumes of production.

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With the move, the Argentinian plant would also have M0 products, what would help it produce the Dokker. The project is codenamed “Dacia Kangoo”, a name the new vehicle could retain. The Dokker is 4.36 m long, 1.75 m wide, 1.85 m high and it has a wheelbase of 2.81 m. It will have a passenger and a cargo version, both powered by a 1.6 4-cylinder petrol engine and probably also by a 1.5 diesel powerplant.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.