Renault will launch 21 new models by 2022, CEO Carlos Ghosn has announced, as part of the company’s Drive the Future plan.
Of these, eight will be full electric and 12 will be electrified. Renault is also diminishing diesel's prominence in its line-up – cutting diesel offerings by 50% by 2022 and reducing Renault diesel engines to one family from the three currently offered.
Among the 21 cars, 15 will have a level of autonomy ranging between Level 2 and 4, with B-segment Renault group cars gaining Level 2 autonomy by 2019.
These will be launched on a bespoke EV platform, shared across the entire Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. The shared architecture will span B- to D-segment electric vehicles, and EVs will showcase the group's autonomous technologies more prominently than fossil-fuelled cars.
An all-electric, C-segment SUV, first launched in China as one of the first EVs in this new generation, will then spread to other markets. It will be one of three new SUVs for the Renault brand launched under the Drive the Future strategy.