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Old 25th October 2009, 22:12   #31
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Club Mahindra ain't premium IMHO

IMHO people from upper middle class are target customer, so it is premium enough, and the same people would be target customers for Renault.
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Renault to offer full range of products in India

Carlos Ghosn:
  • Freeze on Renault’s investments in India are over now that the global automobile market has stabilised.
  • "Renault will have much more products for India. There will be a full line up of products of Renault for India and we have not come to India to sell one specific car."
  • "It's coming to India to contribute to the development of the Indian market and will come up with a complete line up."
  • "We are constantly evaluating all the line ups that we are going to produce at the Chennai plant and this will continue till the plant starts."
  • "We have a common approach between the two companies (Renault and Nissan) where platforms are going to be shared, engines are going to be shared although designs are going to be different even though the markets are going to be completely different."
  • "It is a constant learning and correction, and additions and discussion with our partners. We feel very good about our presence in India."
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Renault to offer full range of products in India- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times
Investments to flow soon: Renault-Nissan chief- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times


Mahindra or no Mahindra.. Renault is here to stay!

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2) Why did renault not think of this before ?
After all Ghosn is a proven man, then why this scenario ? IMO, the recent good products have hit Renault hard. Here again the product has to be better. Renault never took Tata and Maruti seriously in Indian market. They thought that India is a third world, so they need Logan and nothing else, but Tata, Maruti and even Hyundai have taken the game far ahead in India than what Renault can imagine.
There is no doubt that India is a third world country + albiet a growing economy. Just look at the roads you drive on, you hardly deserve a modern car. In that sense, they were right.

May be they should have priced it much cheaper, it would have done fine.
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sometimes i feel Mr Ghosn is taking India for granted. everytime they commit on something & then there is a turnaround
1) They are speaking about mahindra renault break up. I would completely attribute this on the part of Renault ,What much can mahindra do about this
2) JV's with ALL , Bajaj are also shaky .

everytime i read something about renault plans for india or any Carlos Ghosn statement. I feel its all jus words without any firm commitment

I only hope nissan sticks to roll out their car as scheduled
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Renault will do more harm than good to it's reputation in India by breaking off with Mahindra, tying up with other partners if fine, but a break off will be viewed very negatively, Bajaj itself would be well advised to review the tieup with a vendors that breaks of ties so easily. Reminds us of Peugeot.
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Renault not to end tie-up with Mahindra & Mahindra

"We are discussing (with M&M) how to reposition the car and how to simplify the organisation and it looks like we need to be more nimble and little fast with the market," Renault Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn said.

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M&M to end JV with Renault; will buyout Renault's 49% stake in JV.
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It seems that Renault have yet not finalised their strategy in India. They seems to be moving like the 5-years plan of the Indian Government, nothing concrete achieved & burden on students (trade analysts & enthusiasts) later. Same with Nissan.

In my opinion, they need somebody better than Carlos Ghosn.
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M&M to end JV with Renault; will buyout Renault's 49% stake in JV.
This is the end of M&M and Renault JV (courtesy ZEE Business). Just saw the interview of Mr. Pawan Goenka. M&M bought Renaults stake, M&M will be allowed to use the Renault's name and logo till December 2010. Now onwards manfacture, sales and service will be solely M&M's responsibility.
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This is the end of M&M and Renault JV (courtesy ZEE Business). Just saw the interview of Mr. Pawan Goenka. M&M bought Renaults stake, M&M will be allowed to use the Renault's name and logo till December 2010. Now onwards manfacture, sales and service will be solely M&M's responsibility.
what does it mean? Teh French have packed their bags and gone back? What happens to JV's with other parties? Shouldn't Renault have bought M&M's stake rather than the other way around?

My neighbour just bought a logan and would be having nightmares right now.
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Shouldn't Renault have bought M&M's stake rather than the other way around?
Exactly what I was thinking. Is Renault exiting India. Or are they planning to piggyback on Nissan here?

The only good thing is that we probably wouldn't have to witness the birth of an abomination called the Logan CS.
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Logan CS may still happen . Maybe Renault wanted to wash their hands off what could have been their ugliest car ever.

Apart from that, for the time being, looks like M&M's car dreams have no much way forward.

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what does it mean? Teh French have packed their bags and gone back? What happens to JV's with other parties? Shouldn't Renault have bought M&M's stake rather than the other way around?

My neighbour just bought a logan and would be having nightmares right now.
Hope you had not suggested him the Logan (pun intended)
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Renault-Nissan investment in Chennai Plant is too huge (Rs. 4000 Cr) for them to pack their bags and go just like that. I feel they are in for a long haul.

But they seem to be making too many missteps - wrong product, unclear partner strategies, contradicting statements from top brass regarding future strategy (refer earlier posts from pacman2881 and sukiwa. Hope, for Indian Auto Sector's sake, they are clear about what they want to do ultimately
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Remember seeing an article in some news channel ( guess ndtv) sometime back on Renault's plan to launch a sedan model in India outside its partnership with M&M. So guess they will try out by their own, since it wont make any business sense exiting an emerging market even if you just selling couple of hundred cars a month.
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