Renault Symbioz: A New Compact Family SUV

Renault has announced the name of its new compact family SUV: Symbioz.

Symbioz borrows from the French word ‘symbiose’, derived from the ancient Greek ‘symbiosis’, meaning ‘living together’.

It is a word that is similar in many languages: ‘symbiosis’ in English, ‘simbiose’ in Spanish and ‘simbiosi’ in Italian, making the name Symbioz easy to understand for a wide audience.

Sylvia Dos Santos, Head of Naming Strategy, Renault Marketing Division, said: “For this new compact family car, we wanted a name with human significance, expressing the close bond between a family and their car.”

Symbioz features the new brand design and is the most compact hybrid in Renault’s C-segment range, measuring 4.41m long. The new SUV’s interior is designed to provide all that a family requires, offering generous amounts of space and loading capacity.

It complements its practicality with the best technology that Renault has to offer. This includes the new-generation Solarbay panoramic glass roof, which turns opaque at the flick of a switch, and the E-Tech full hybrid 145hp engine. With the Symbioz weighing under 1,500kg, the use of this advanced drivetrain ensures increased driving enjoyment and lower fuel consumption.

Pure electric models within this popular sector are the technology-laden, award-winning Megane E-Tech 100% electric and the new Scenic E-Tech 100% electric. Symbioz will join Renault’s existing hybrid C-segment offerings, which include the recently-launched premium Austral E-Tech full hybrid and the Arkana E-Tech full hybrid that blends distinctive SUV design with the style of a coupé.

Words by Mark Slack

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