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Old 1st December 2014, 21:48   #31
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Wow! So in their ambitious plan to 'Scal'a new heights, they tried to create an Im'Pulse' which failed to In'Fluence' the people! (Lucky that I couldn't find a word similar to Koleos, so it is spared.)

All they need to do now is is to get their only effective and successful 'Duster' and wipe their planning board clean and try to newly 'Captur' the Indian market with newer and "desirable" models and create a new E'Space' with them! They need to get their plan 'Clio'ly sorted. Please let that 'single' Datsun 'Go' go and bring in the 'Twingo'.
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The upcoming Renault "XBA" hatchback (Alto 800-rival) has been spied from close quarters, while parked (possibly on testing rounds) by a Motoroids reader in Himachal Pradesh.

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I think this is the car that Datsun should have concentrated all their energies on right from the beginning, instead of the Go twins. While cost-cutting is quite evident (three wheel lugs, basic ORVMs etc.), the car looks quite spacious on the inside. Even from the outside, it looks bigger than the Alto parked nearby. This car has the potential to succeed for Renault & Datsun, if they manage to get all their basics right and also price it competitively!
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The Renault XBA is likely to be launched in December 2015.

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The Renault XBA is likely to be launched in December 2015.

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Launch of a small car is complete waste of time and resources. Its hard to compete with Maruti in this segment. What they need to do instead is solidify the segment around Duster, launch more products and be the leader in budget SUV space.

Even Hyundai finds it difficult to compete in small car segment with Maruti
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Launch of a small car is complete waste of time and resources. Its hard to compete with Maruti in this segment. What they need to do instead is solidify the segment around Duster, launch more products and be the leader in budget SUV space.

Even Hyundai finds it difficult to compete in small car segment with Maruti
I beg to differ, they are bolstering up the Duster and bringing in the Lodgy. They have a factory that needs volume being lost by the underutilisation and the cessation of the Micra exports hich moves to France.

Carlos Ghosn mention that the car will compete in terms of better value that means maybe better style and technology
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After launching Lodgy , Renault's next launch will be the small car code named XBA.

Renault is mostly naming the XBA as Kayou.


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The Renault XBA will be powered by an 800cc petrol engine, codenamed as B4A. This is a three-cylinder mill and it will produce about 45-50bhp of power. This will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

The XBA will be priced at about INR 2.5 lakhs (on-road) for the base model and expect it to be launched in three to four variants.

In the eastern Europe market, it will be priced under 5000 Euros. Renault has undergoing the final testing of the product and this new entry-level hatchback from the French automaker will be sold under the Dacia badge in Eastern Europe and Africa.

Most likely, the two plants to manufacture the Kayou will be the Renault-Nissan Chennai plant and Moroccan plant in West Africa.
http://motoroctane.com/news/11990-re...akhs-exclusive
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