July 15, will go down in the realms of history as the day on which Datsun made its re-entry into the automobile industry. To enter as a Nissan sub-brand into markets such as Russia, Indonesia, South Africa and India, the first Datsun model in India will be the K2.
Actor Anil Kapoor borrows his son’s Renault Pulse for a day and a change in demeanor beckons. Renault has introduced a new ad campaign for its Pulse hatchback. Created by Law and Kenneth, the TVC showcases Renault Pulse as being a vehicle for the footloose and fancy free.
Renault-Nissan, the French-Japanese JV is working towards developing new small engines that will power their future range of small cars, including Nissan’s sub brand Datsun. To be priced in the range of Rs 2-4 lakh, building the engine locally will play a huge role in keeping the costs of these new small cars low.
Tristan Gommendy, Nelson Panciatici and Pierre Ragues finished 9th in the LMP2 class while the Signatech Alpine squad was awarded 38th ‘Prix ESCRA’ for unsurpassed technical performance by any team during 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Renault Scala sedan was launched in India in Sep 2012 with a price range of Rs 6.99 – 7.85 lakh for petrol model and Rs 8.69 – 9.57 lakh for the diesel model. Considering the cut-throat competition prevalent in the segment, Renault recently announced a new entry level variant for Scala diesel, RxE, and it is priced at Rs 8.29 lakh.
Ford EcoSport 1.0L EcoBoost launched: Renault Duster 4×4 facelift gets ready for 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
Renault Duster, or Dacia Duster in some European countries, has been around for three years now. Though it was launched in India almost a year ago, and is still a very new car here, the Duster is set to receive a midlife facelift very soon. This will compete with the new EcoSport, which was launched earlier today in India.
Ford launched the new EcoSport in India today. Priced Rs 1.4 lakhs lower than Renault Duster, EcoSport is expected to be ‘The Game Changer’ for Ford, in India and other emerging markets. But, with the Duster around, (which has now become the best selling Renault car globally), EcoSport has a tough road ahead.
As the Ford EcoSport India launch countdown gets underway, auto enthusiasts are eager to note its features. Those waiting with bated breath for launch of the EcoSport need to hold their horses only a few days more, as the compact SUV has begun rolling off Ford production lines and has made it’s way to dealerships here, with launch scheduled for 26th June.