Known for its off-roading facilities and tough stance, Renault Duster SUV has managed to post a decent performance in the SUV segment since launch. Now, a Renault dealer in India has decided to experiment with the Renault Duster’s exteriors to add to this SUV’s adventurous looks.
Here we compile information on top 5 upcoming big car launches under Rs. 10 lakhs this year that would be worth waiting for. List includes upgrades, facelifts and all-new cars from popular manufacturers like Honda, Datsun, Fiat, Mahindra and Renault, in the form of Mobilio MPV, Go+ MPV, Avventura Crossover, Scorpio facelift and Duster 4×4 SUV respectively.
Already spotted on test in India, near Renault Nissan Chennai plant, the new Lodgy MPV will be launched in India by January 2015. Production is set to commence at their Chennai plant later this year. Once launched, Lodgy will compete with Maruti Ertiga, Honda Mobilio, Toyota Innova, Nissan Evalia, and Chevrolet Enjoy.
Scorpio SUV, the warhorse from Mahindra and Mahindra stables is India’s best selling SUV in the segment, that has held its plum position for 12 years. With the introduction of Renault Duster, and Nissan Terrano, Mahindra Scorpio sales were affected at the start, but it has has managed to emerge back as the winner in the segment.
Just as MPV market is further heating up with launch of Honda Mobilio right around the corner, Renault Lodgy MPV was caught testing in Chennai recently. This comes as a sign that Japanese dominated MPV segment will soon see French influence as well, and we know how well Renault pulled off with Duster.
Wef September 1, 2014, Renault Group is changing its international structure. Phase 2 of its medium-term strategic “Renault Drive the Change” plan, Asia-Pacific region is being split in 2 regions.
Renault India announced price increase on 1st July 2014 due to higher input cost resulting from higher cost of components. Renault car prices were increased by 1%.
While Renault India Pvt Ltd, had seen outstanding results in the past three months with sales of Renault Duster far overshadowing those of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Mahindra and Mahindra’s Scorpio, the introduction of new and highly successful SUVs coupled with the situation in Iran had cast a blanket over sales of Renault.