Renault on Wednesday announced that it has achieved the milestone of cumulative sales of nine lakh units in India in 11 years of its operations here. The company’s current product line-up includes the Kwid, Kiger and Triber. The carmaker has attributed the achievement to updating its products, network expansion, technology-oriented innovation and personalized customer service, among other things.
The OEM currently has a network of over 450 sales and 530 service touchpoints across India, while it aims to expand its footprint to better serve its customers across regions. Furthermore, it is working on achieving 90% localization for its upcoming products which is in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ mission. Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India, said, “We have planned a strong product-aggressive plan for India, with a heavy emphasis on localization in the future range of products.”
Two of the company’s offerings, the Kiger and the Triber, have achieved a 4-star adult safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. The former sources power from a turbocharged 1.0L petrol engine that claims a fuel efficiency of 20.62 kmpl. The latter gets a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 72 PS of power and 96 Nm of torque.
According to a study by used-car retailing platform Spinney, the brand’s entry-level model Kwid has recently become one of the best-selling used cars in the country. It is claimed to have achieved 98% localization level and is available at a starting price of Rs. 4,69,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi-NCR).
Renault earlier this year updated its product line-up to meet the new emission and safety norms for 2023. The model was updated to meet the new BS6 Stage 2 emission norms that will come into effect from April 1, 2023. The cars were also equipped. With advanced safety features like ESP, hill start assist, traction control and TPMS as standard features to comply with future regulations.
First published date: May 31, 2023, 12:39 PM IST
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