The year 2016 has been pretty good for Renault in India, which has been emerging strongly in the country. Backed by a steady sales growth, the automaker expects to sell around 1 lakh cars in the country befor the end of this year. As stated by Sumit Sawhney, CEO and MD Renault India, the company has sold about 87,000 cars between January to August this year, of which 65,000 units are of the Kwid hatchback alone.
The recent launch of the new Kwid 1.0-litre version has further boosted the company’s confidence in reaching the one lakh sales mark this year. Moreover, Renault is also planning on introducing an AMT option to its popular entry-level car, thereby offering it with a variety of features that customers have been longing for quite a while now. Apart from the Kwid, the Duster compact SUV from Renault has also been performing well in the Indian market, especially after the launch of the new Duster AMT this year.
Renault will be introducing one new car every year, along with bringing out updates on the existing models. Moreover, the automaker also sees the country as an export hub and will soon export India-made cars to the SAARC countries Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Apart from India, Renault also has a production facility in Brazil, however, for the popular selling Kwid hatchback, India will remain as an export hub.