Renault Surpasses 9 Lakh Unit Sales Milestone in India

An innovative product portfolio, commitment to customer satisfaction, an expansive network, a rural-focused strategy, and pioneering marketing initiatives have contributed to Renault's sales growth.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on June 1, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Renault has been a popular choice for anyone looking to make a purchase in the sub-4 metre segment. If we consider its sales data for 2022, the French carmaker reported a year-on-year decline of 9 per cent in domestic sales. Not just this, Renault India saw sales de-growth across most months during 2022 owing to its lacklustre performance. But now, the carmaker has crossed the 9 lakh sales milestone in India. Renault laid the foundation over a decade ago, and ever since then, it has pushed the boundaries of innovation and excellence by launching its cars with industry-first advanced safety features. According to the company, several factors have contributed to its sales growth, including an innovative product portfolio, commitment to customer satisfaction, an expansive network, a rural-focused strategy, and pioneering marketing initiatives. Right now, the company has 3 models on sale in India, including the Renault Kwid, the Kiger, and the Triber. 

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In addition, Renault is also gearing up to bring back the Duster SUV in the country, if we go by some industry reports. Around 2 months back, the Duster was spotted doing testing rounds in the country, ahead of its India launch in 2025. As confirmed by Renault, it will be made in-house. The Duster was a runaway success when the SUV was introduced in India. After the demand for the compact SUV phased off, the Renault Kiger, which is a relatively smaller sub-4 metre SUV, gained immense popularity.  

Renault Kiger: Features, Engine

Launched in March 2021, the Renault Kiger is one of the most affordable vehicles in the sub-4 metre SUV segment. Last month, the company updated its variant portfolio with the launch of the 2023 Kiger RXT (O) MT trim at an attractive price of Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The new variant gets several new features, including an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless smartphone connectivity, alloy wheels, LED headlamps, and more. Besides, Renault offers electronic stability control, hill start aid, traction control, and a tyre pressure monitoring system as standard across all variants of the Kiger to adhere to strict Indian safety standards.

In terms of powertrain, the Renault Kiger draws power from a 1.0-litre petrol and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Both engines now comply with BS6 Phase II emission norms. The petrol engine churns out 71bhp and 96Nm, while the turbo-petrol unit makes 99bhp and 160Nm. In terms of mileage, the Kiger returns a fuel efficiency of 20.62km/l.  

Renault Kwid, Triber

Renault Kwid 1 0 RXL Launched

The Renault Kwid, which is the company's smallest vehicle, has an SUV-inspired design language and offers best-in-class features at an affordable price. It is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine that generates 68bhp of maximum power and 91Nm of peak torque. For transmission, there are two options - a 5-speed manual as well as an AMT. 

The Triber can accommodate up to 7 passengers and is the only sub-4m MPV in the segment. Powering the MPV is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine with a maximum power output of 72bhp and 96Nm of peak torque. It comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox or an AMT. Moreover, it also comes with one of the largest boot spaces in its category, measuring 625 litre. Apart from the Kiger, the Triber has secured a 4-Star Safety Rating for Adult occupant safety by Global NCAP. 

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Renault is offering a host of benefits across all its 450 sales and 530 service touchpoints. In related news, the Renault-Nissan alliance already announced its plans to introduce six new models, including two electric vehicles (EVs), to boost sales in the Indian market. As a part of the strategy, the automobile manufacturer recently made Rs 5,300 crores of investment to increase production and R&D efforts and to roll out EVs. 

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