French carmaker Renault has announced that it has exported one lakh vehicles from India. Local manufacturing began in 2010 at the company’s facility located in Oragadam, near Chennai, and exports began with the Duster in 2012. Currently, models such as the Kwid, Triber and Kiger are being exported to fourteen countries in Asia and Africa.
Highlighting Renault India’s ability to design, develop and assemble vehicles in India, Venkatram Mamillapalle, CEO and MD, Renault India said, “India is a very important market for the Renault Group and we have always focused on manufacturing capabilities and support the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
This 1 lakh export milestone is a significant achievement as it is a testament to our product focus that incorporates our expertise in continuous innovation and in-depth knowledge of customer needs and the trust of customers worldwide in quality, engineering and technology. It reflects. Our products.” He also talked about future export plans for Renault India which will include more countries in Africa and South East Asia.
The Renault Kwid is currently the company’s most affordable offering for the Indian market.
Renault’s portfolio in India currently consists of the Kwid, Triber, Kiger and the now aging Duster. The Kwid takes pride in the SUV-inspired styling, digital instrument panel and touch infotainment system. The hatch is available in 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre engine options, with the larger engine mated to an AMT transmission. Prices range between Rs 2.9 lakh to Rs 5.07 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Renault Triber sub-4m 7-seat MPV is one of the models the company exports from India.
The Triber is a sub-4 meter MPV with a seating capacity of seven. The car only comes with a 1.0-litre engine that makes 72bhp and two transmission options – a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT. A digital instrument panel, touch infotainment display, push-button start, LED DRLs, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, cooled central storage, boot space of 625 liters are some of the highlights of the Renault Triber. The safety of the car with a 4-star Global NCAP rating is the main attraction. Its price ranges from Rs 5.12 lakh to Rs 7.82 lakh (ex-showroom).
Renault Kiger sub-4m compact SUV.
Kiegar is Renault’s offering in the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment which has been the most competitive segment for Indian and international car makers over the years. Featuring a 1-litre petrol engine with 72bhp and 96Nm of torque which is available in manual and AMT transmission options and the more powerful 1.0-litre turbo petrol with 100bhp and 160Nm of torque, is available in manual and CVT options. It is expected to feature LED headlamps, DRLs and taillamps, 16-inch alloys, 8-inch touch display, 7-inch digital instrument panel, wireless phone charger, ambient lighting and Arkamys 3D sound system. The Renault Kiger is priced from Rs 5.79 lakh to Rs 10.22 lakh (ex-showroom), and is available in four trim options.