Renault Samsung reveals XM3 Inspire coupe SUV at Seoul Motor Show

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 29 Mar 2019


Renault Samsung Motors has unveiled the XM3 Inspire show car as a world premiere at the ongoing 2019 Seoul Motor Show. The coupe-SUV, a new production model for the South Korean market, previews a Renault Samsung Motors production model planned for launch in the first half of 2020 and produced at the Busan plant.

The XM3 Inspire aims to be a blend of an SUV and a dynamic sedan, with no compromise on roominess and loading volume. While the upper part is fluid and dynamic like a sedan, with a high waistline and a cut-off roofline, the lower part is robust like an SUV, with significant ground clearance, large black wheel arches and 19-inch wheels. The twin aluminium tailpipe underscores the sporty look of the new show car.

With its strategic plan, Drive the Future, the Renault Group aims to achieve strong and lasting growth through investments in key products and regions, by taking advantage of the resources and technologies of the Alliance and improving its competitiveness. The production model of the XM3 Inspire will play a key role in the plan, especially on the South Korean market, starting in 2020.

Renault intends to step up the pace of international growth, expanding its product range, to increase sales volumes to 5 million units by the end of the plan. South Korea will be one of the key markets in this strategy, supported by a strong product plan.

According to Laurens Van den Acker, SVP, Corporate Design of Groupe Renault, “The XM3 Inspire show car unveils the lines of a future vehicle perfectly blending the athletic proportions of an SUV and the elegance of a sedan. With the clear objective of meeting the expectations of our customers in South Korea, we sought to create the most elegant vehicle in the world, an emblematic model that will mark the true design transformation of Renault Samsung Motors.”