Renault-Nissan Alliance is recalling about 51,000 units of Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi-Go due to a faulty fuel line. About 50,000 units of Renault Kwid have been recalled and 932 units of Datsun Redi-Go have been recalled.
In a statement revealed by Nissan India, the company stated that – “Datsun is conducting a voluntary recall campaign on certain India-manufactured Datsun redi-GO vehicles to inspect the fuel hose and fix a clip at no cost to the customer.”
Datsun Redi-Go is now the best-selling Nissan car. If it’s not for the Datsun Redi-Go’s strong performance, Nissan India’s sales growth would have continued to be in the negative territory. But thanks to Redi-Go, the company has been posting a positive growth in sales.
The recently launched entry level urban crossover-like hatchback has managed to clock an impressive 4,948 units last month, driving Nissan India’s sales growth to 89% as against 2,616 units in previous September. If the Redi-Go was moved out of the equation, Nissan India’s domestic sales in Sep 2016 would have been in the negative. This indicates that except for the new arrival, none of the Nissan and Datsun products in India are performing well.
The Japanese automaker’s export operation is a different story. The Micra once again emerged as the most exported car from India last month. The Micra which is steadily approaching the end its lifecycle is being exported to over hundred countries from India including Europe. Now that the next-gen Micra for Europe is set to be produced at a Renault factory in France, the Indian subsidiary needs to find a way to compensate for that loss of business.
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As far as new products are concerned, Nissan India is gearing up to launch the new X-Trail premium SUV in petrol hybrid avatar and the GT-R in the coming weeks.