Gang of Renault Duster on West Coast Expedition, India July sales average down

A Renault initiative, Gang of Dusters is a fan club for Duster owners in India. The company will embark on a multitude of trips, starting with the West Coast Expedition. This 5-day drive starts at Mumbai on 15th August, 2013 and will travel through Panhala, Dandeli, Goa, and Kolad before returning to Mumbai on 19th August, 2013.

Gang of Renault Duster on West Coast ExpeditionThe scheduled drive is only for Duster owners, and in simple terms, others are not invited. Trip cost for Indian Nationals who participate are Rs. 35,000/- for 2 (exclusive of taxes). Cost for an additional participant is Rs. 8,000/- and accommodation will have to be shared with the 3rd participant.

To be a part of Renault’s Gang of Dusters, owners need to sign up with the community. For the expedition, enthusiasts need to pay the applicable charges in full and complete the related documentation. Registration will be stopped when 20 vehicles / 40 participants register. Payment can be made via a demand draft, cheque or direct bank transfer. The cheque / demand draft is to be written in favour of Cougar Motorsport Private Limited. Bank transfer should be in favour of Cougar Motorsport Private Limited, current a/c no. 00090210001400 with UCO Bank, H-46 Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001.

Payment at a dealership will not be entertained. Rufund on cancellation by participant or expedition by organisers will be entertained. participant cancellation refund is subject to a reduction to the amount that organisers are unable to recover from hoteliers/contractors. Refund for any other reason will not be made. Last day for registration is 9th August, 2013. Other expeditions will be organised in time and this includes Sanctuary Explorers across tiger reserves of Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Pench. Desert Dash will explore desert terrains. Temple Drive, and Culture Curry expedition will be scheduled for later dates.

July saw 3,089 Renault Duster 3,089 SUV’s sold. A year since launch, though the YOY comparison shows the Duster has gained, it has certainly achieved a lower sales volume when compared to with the last few months when Duster sales were averaging 5k units each month. The shift is attributed to Ford EcoSport launch in June 2013 and it’s growing order book, and sales volume.