Renault India is amongst the top performing arms of the France headquartered global car maker Renault. But over the last few months, the sales of Renault India have declined. Even their best selling car, Duster is finding it difficult to survive against rising competition.
Renault, largest European automaker in India by sales, which sells five models in India – Fluence sedan, Koleos SUV, Pulse compact car, Duster SUV and Scala sedan is set to enhance their portfolio with three new models in the next 12 months.
Renault India is all set to make their Duster SUV even more tempting very soon. First launched in July 2012, the Duster is finally going to receive the much awaited 4×4 variant, which will be launched in September, just before the Diwali festive season.
Renault Duster 4×4 gets a festive launch in October 2014. The new Duster 4×4 will be launched in only one variant and will come in with an all wheel drive system similar to that used by Nissan on their SUVs. This model is already on sale in International markets badged as a Dacia.
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.
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.
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%.
Renault India “ROUND THE CLOCK” initiative will see its showrooms and service stations remain open for longer than regular hours on 24-25th May 2014. The customer engagement activity is an opportunity for Renault customers to receive assured gifts. LOW EMI offers, additional 2 years warranty and free roadside assistance for 4 years is part of Renault’s “Round the Clock” offer, and is valid for select variants of Duster and Scala on 24th and 25th of May only.