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Old 16th September 2015, 12:19   #1
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Renault will launch the Kwid in India during the upcoming festive season. The company has revealed that it could introduce more cars in the sub-Rs. 10 lakh market in India.

The Kwid, Renault's entry-level hatchback, uses the Common Module Family - Affordable (CMF-A) platform from the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Renault is planning more cars on this platform. The company believes it can make as many as seven car types or body styles on it.

Renault is considering the CMF-A platform for a sub-4 metre compact sedan, a 7-seater MPV and a compact SUV. The three segments are very lucrative in India and at present, Renault does not have an offering for the compact sedan and compact SUV segments. The recently-launched Lodgy MPV has not been able to dent the sales of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga or Toyota Innova.

For a long time, the Duster has been the only vehicle from Renault that has sold in decent numbers. With players like Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki introducing more modern products, the Duster's sales have also been hit. Renault plans to have a 5% share of the Indian automobile market by 2017. The company will hope the Kwid and upcoming offerings will be more successful than its current offerings.

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Interesting move. Though I think that with increasing spending power, 15 lakhs is the "new 10 lakhs"- and this 10- 15 lakhs category is what will see the most growth over the next few years. Maybe that is where Nexa fits in.

Sub 10 lakhs will probably still be relevant volume drivers in the smaller towns and villages, but that will need a completely different kind of planning- from supply chain to manpower to cost structure. Wonder if Renault is committed to that.
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The Kwid, Renault's entry-level hatchback, uses the Common Module Family - Affordable (CMF-A) platform from the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Renault is planning more cars on this platform. The company believes it can make as many as seven car types or body styles on it.

Renault is considering the CMF-A platform for a sub-4 metre compact sedan, a 7-seater MPV and a compact SUV.
Seven car types -
I can only think of the entry level hatchback, premium hatchback, compact sedan, compact SUV and MPV. What else it could be? May be a Station Wagon, and Pickup?
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Maruti has 12 models on sale in India, with total sales of 1 lakh / month.

The Renault-Nissan combine has 13 models on sale in India, with total sales of a pitiful 4,000 odd cars / month.

Seriously? They now think that launching more models is going to increase their sales? Seems like the pain is on the left hand, but the balm is being applied on the right :.

That said, the Kwid looks promising. @ Renault: please focus on this one launch and give the car the support it needs. Don't do a 'Pulse'.
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Renault almost revels in being different. A few years back, I had rented a Renault Clio and one of my first pit stops on the road trip was at a supermarket to buy a different aux cable because Renault in its infinite wisdom devised a car which needed red and white dual inserts instead of the regular black one. I also wonder if the Kwid is just a slightly bulked up version of the Twingo?
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Maruti has 12 models on sale in India, with total sales of 1 lakh / month.

The Renault-Nissan combine has 13 models on sale in India, with total sales of a pitiful 4,000 odd cars / month.

Seriously? They now think that launching more models is going to increase their sales? Seems like the pain is on the left hand, but the balm is being applied on the right :.

That said, the Kwid looks promising. @ Renault: please focus on this one launch and give the car the support it needs. Don't do a 'Pulse'.
It looks like more of a strategy to leverage the platform and lower the cost of ownership/R and D etc. On the lines of Swift/Dzire /Ertiga. If theyre going to take on Maruti head on,they have to be serious about controlling costs.They have the k9k diesel.All they need is a turbo charged 1.2 petrol.And they could be churning out Models like Maruti in a couple of years.

With the kwid,they seem to be doing to the Alto, what Bajaj Pulsar did to the Hero Honda Splendour and what Hyundai i20 did to the Maruti Suzuki Swift.
i.e. come out with a credible alternative and not a copycat competitor.

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Renault in its infinite wisdom devised a car which needed red and white dual inserts instead of the regular black one.
They had the audacity to launch the 15 lakh Fluence with the same red & white connectors. From our Fluence review:



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It looks like more of a strategy to leverage the platform
How are they going to leverage the platform when all of the cars based on it are flops?
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Renault is going to be the next Fiat. (read that as everything they attempt(ed) was, is and will be wrong). @ Renault: treat us as a country that doesn't deserve your best and you will find that we return the favour.

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Renault is going to be the next Fiat. (read that as everything they attempt(ed) was, is and will be wrong). @ Renault: treat us as a country that doesn't deserve your best and you will find that we return the favour.
On the other hand, in Turkey, they offer the Clio, the Megane, etc and are doing quite well. The Logan, Sandero, Duster and Lodgy are on offer but you only see them as taxi's or in rural areas
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A lot, in fact too much, depends on the success of the Kwid. If Kwid can create a serious dent in the figures of WagonR, Swift, Celerio and so on, they have a real winner on their hands. They need to let the people know that Renault is a mango man's car. Unlike Maruti, who started from el-cheapo cars and moved onto Ciaz and the like, Renault already has a premium badge in India. People wont shy away from shelling out 10+Lak on a Renault, provided they have something good to offer. Now if they can convince the mango man that the "premium" Renault is within their reach too, I believe they can succeed. If the Kwid is well received, they shouldn't twiddle their thumbs. They should bring in a whole range of cars to take on Maruti in the 3-8 Lakh segment.
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Renault to launch EcoSport rival - 2017

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Making the most from the SUV growth in India, Renault is planning its SUV onslaught in the Indian market with a new compact SUV to rival the Ford EcoSport. The new compact SUV will be based on the Dacia Sandero Stepway and will be launched in 2017.

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The Renault/Dacia Sandero Stepway is a crossover/compact SUV that measures 4 metres in length and has a ground clearance of 207mm. Renault is likely to fit the 1.5 litre 83 bhp diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and may also offer it in a petrol version. It will come with features such as ABS, Airbags, Emergency Brake Assist, 7-inch touchscreen Media-Nav system, steering mounted controls, cruise control, reverse parking sensors, gear shift indicator, roof rails and bumper claddings.
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Renault will be bringing the Sandero Stepway in 2017 and the Duster will be offered in a seven-seater version. We were the first ones to share the pics of the seven-seater Duster, which is being tested in Europe currently.

The Sandero Stepaway is the crossover version of the Sandero hatchback and shares the same platform as the Duster. Expect it to have similar handling dynamics, as well as ride quality to the Duster.

http://motoroctane.com/news/19302-re...ecosport-rival

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Renault confirms a compact MPV ( < 4m ?) for India!

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If it's the abomination pictured above, they might as well bring it, set it on fire and use it for some fire safety video.

Where's the Juke, Rogue and Murano? Where's the Sentra? Can't believe these folks have such nice cars in their sister concern but show up with Dacia products. We should appeal this nonsense in the court of law.
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Where's the Juke, Rogue and Murano? Where's the Sentra?
Well, surely after their C(K)aptur fiasco and the overall acceptance in the market for Dacia products, why would they want to bring the above said competent cars. They couldn't get something like the Clio and Megane that would've got acceptance on our roads.

Interestingly Mad Max's question reminded me of what Jeremy Clarkson said about the Juke;
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Renault Sandero Hatchback Patented In India.

Besides Sandero, the company has also patented the Logan sedan and Logan MCV. Is Renualt bringing the budget brand to India?

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Renault Dacia Logan MCV

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