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Old 14th June 2007, 16:05   #1
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Renault mulls super-low cost car - livemint

Renault mulls super-low cost car

French manufacturer mum on reports that it aims to create a $3,000 vehicle for India

Paris: Renault said on 14 June it was considering creating a super low-cost car for emerging markets but would not comment on the details of a report which said it aimed to create a $3,000 vehicle in India.
Le Figaro newspaper said the French car manufacturer planned to hire 1,000 engineers to design a super low-cost model within three years. The new car would not be sold in Europe.
“We are indeed thinking about a car priced more competitively than (the) Logan (model) for emerging markets,” a Renault spokeswoman said without giving details.
Renault has been selling a locally-assembled Logan model in India since May.
The car maker is building a second plant in India which will start rolling out cars in mid-2009. It does not have a design centre in the country.
The paper said the project would be discussed by Renault’s central works’ council soon.
Renault shares rose 2% to 111.28 euros by 0716 GMT.

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why not chop off the boot from the logan and give it a try!
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The Loagn will look even more funnier then!
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How can we even think of chopping off the tail of India's Cadillac.
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The funny thing is that $3000 is considered 'ultra low cost'. I would like some of the stuff they are smoking. 1.2L going by current exchange rates - how will they get it right? Maybe if M&M is not involved, LOL.
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why not chop off the boot from the logan and give it a try!
Thats not a bad idea at all. Just that the result might look like a neutered alien
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renault the name dosen't excite much, will this project take as long as indias very own tata 1lakh car - where is the car anyways?

also the 3000$ car can easily be the clio or campus with 4 doors and with a smaller engine.

i wont mind buying a clio shell anyways! lets wait and see

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