Renault Duster India sales for Feb 2013 are its best yet
Renault India have revealed their sales figures for the month of Feb 2013. Apart from registering a 10 fold increase, last month also saw Renault selling the most number of Duster SUVs.
Of the total 6,723 units sold during the last month, 5,590 units belonged to Duster, 65 to Fluence, 28 to Koleos, 420 to Pulse, and 620 to Scala. Feb 2013 was also the month when Renault India registered their second highest sales, after Nov 2012, when they registered sales of 6,790 units. As far as Duster SUV sales are concerned, Feb 2013 saw the most number of Duster’s getting on road. The previous best was in October 2012, when 5,406 units were sold.
Duster sales might be affected in the coming months. Firstly, because of the launch of Ford EcoSport, and secondly due to the increase of excise duty on SUVs in Budget 2013. The effect of budget 2013′s excise duty price hike will spare the diesel variant of Duster, but the petrol variant will have to be subject to the new duty. Base variant of Duster is currently priced from INR 7.7 lakhs, ex-showroom.