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Renault to enter used car biz in India; 2 new models next year

Renault to enter used car biz in India; 2 new models next yearParis: French auto major Renault plans to enter new verticals, including used car business in India next year, besides launching two new models, to make its presence felt in the market which it sees as "the biggest challenge".

The company, which is targeting a market share of over 5 per cent in India, is also leveraging on its 4,500 strong R&D Centre in Chennai to come up with products which are "right for the country".

Renault ties up with Dongfeng Motor for Chinese plant

Renault ties up with Dongfeng Motor for Chinese plantAuto giant, Renault has entered into an agreement Dongfeng Motor Group Co to set up a plant in China under the company's plans to sell domestically made vehicles in the Chinese market by 2016.

France's second-largest automaker is planning to manufacture sport utility vehicles at the site, which will be a joint venture between the two companies. Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of both Renault and Nissan said that the joint venture will also work closely with Nissan Motor that already produces cars with Dongfeng in order to gain synergies in costs and technology.

Renault unveils 2014 V6 Formula 1 engine

Renault-Formula-1-engineParis, June 21 : Engine manufacturers Renault unveiled its 2014 turbocharged Formula 1 engine here Friday.

The firm has named it Energy F1 as it is Renault's first design for the sport's new turbocharged, energy-recovery technology era.

"From 2014 we will bring engines to the fore and redress the balance in F1. An engine is the heart of a car. From next year it returns to the heart of our sport," four-time World Champion turned Renault ambassador Alain Prost was quoted as saying by autosport. com.

Warehouse fire not to hit Nissan, Renault car production

Renault-Nissan-AutomotiveChennai, May 10 : Production of cars at the Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) will not be impacted due to the fire that gutted down the warehouse belonging to Yusen Logistics (India) Ltd, a senior official of Nissan Motor India Friday said.

Renault Nissan Automotive is a vehicle manufacturing joint venture between French group Renault and Japanese Nissan Motor Company. The 400,000 units per annum car plant, located at Oragadam near here, rolls out Nissan and Renault badged cars.

Renault's revenue go down

RenaultParis, April 25 : France's second largest carmaker Renault has said its revenue fell by 11.8 percent to 8.26 billion euros ($10.75 billion) during the first quarter amid persistent economic downturn in the European bloc.

In a statement issued by Renault Wednesday, the company said it sold 608,455 vehicles in the first three months of 2013, down by 4.7 percent for the same period last year as "in Europe, the market was tougher than expected", where the group reported 10-percent fall in its sales.

As to the automotive division, it contributed negatively to the group total revenue with 7.73 billion euros, down 12.6 percent, reported Xinhua.

Renaultsport Clio prices to start from £18,995

Renaultsport Clio prices to start from £18,995In a recent announcement pertaining to the pricing of the Clio Renaultsport 200, Renault said that the cost of the base model of the company's new supermini flagship - which is scheduled to hit the markets in June - will be £18,995.

Renault to launch new MUV in India in first quarter of 2015

Renault to launch new MUV in India in first quarter of 2015French automaker, Renault is planning to launch a new multi-utility vehicle during the first quarter of 2015 in the Indian market.

The company is aiming to tap into the growing demand for MUV in the Indian market. The company is aiming to sell about 35,000 units of MPV Lodgy or J92 per year in the country. The new model will compete with the likes of Toyota's Innova and Mahindra & Mahindra's Xylo in India.

Indian car companies offering heavy discounts to boost sales

Indian car companies offering heavy discounts to boost salesIn a desperate bid to increase sales, Indian car companies are offering heavy discounts on their various models.

The combination of economic slowdown, escalating fuel costs and high interest rates has taken a considerable toll on demand for cars in the country. Auto companies failed to allure customers even during the festive season of Dusshera and Diwali.

Renault to increase prices by upto 1.5 percent in India

Renault to increase prices by upto 1.5 percent in IndiaRenault, the French automaker, has said that it is planning to increase the prices of its offerings in the India market by up to 1.5 percent from January 1, 2013 because of high input prices.

Renault sees India as one of its key markets

Renault sees India as one of its key marketsFrench automaker, Renault has said that India is among the three most important markets for the company, besides China and Russia.

Len Curran, vicepresident, sales and marketing, Renault India said that automakers in the European region are increasingly looking for markes outside the region and they are focusing on India, China and Russia.

Renault launches new Duster SUV in India

Renault launches new Duster SUV in IndiaFrench automaker Renault has announced the launch of its new mid-sized sports utility vehicle (SUV) 'Duster' in the Indian market.

The new 'Duster' SUV model will come for Rs 7.19 lakh and Rs 11.29 lakh (ex showroom Delhi). The company is looking to increase its sales in the Indian market, which is one of the fastest growing auto markets in the world.

Renault to launch new car priced at Rs 4 lakh

Renault to launch new car priced at Rs 4 lakhFrench automaker, Renault is planning to release a new passenger car in the Indian market priced at around Rs 4 lakh. Marc Nassif, managing director, Renault India said, "We have projects for below Rs. 4 lakh car. We will share details about that soon. It's not a project for India only, it's a global project of Renault."

Nassif said that about 50 percent of Indian passenger cars cost between Rs. 2 lakh and Rs 4 lakh and the company is aiming to enter the segment and attract customers in indian to the brand.

Renault to launch new compact car in India in January

Renault to launch new compact car in India in JanuaryFrench automaker, Renault is planning to release a new model in the compact car segment in order to compete in the competitive Indian market in January next year.

Renault is planning to launch its new Renault Modus during the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi in January. The company will also launch its sport utility vehicle (SUV) Duster early next year, according to deputy managing director, Renault group in India.

Renault might launch Modus during 2011 Indian Grand Prix

Renault might launch Modus during 2011 Indian Grand Prix Premium auto major, Renault might be planning to launch its Renault Modus small car during the 2011 Indian Grand Prix.

The company had announced earlier that it will launch five cars in the Indian market in an eighteen month period. The company has already launched the Fluence sedan, and Koleos. Nissan Motors India has not been able to crack the competitive small car segment in the country and is planning to change that with the launch of new models.

Renault to offer just 50 units of exclusive Clio 200 Raider in the UK

Renault to offer just 50 units of exclusive Clio 200 Raider in the UK Freach automaker, Renault has revealed its new Clio Renaultsport 200 Raider limited edition model in the UK.

The company is planning to sell a maximum of only 50 units in the UK. The model is based on two-litre, 198bhp variant of the company's hatchback but comes with new paintwork, wheels as well as changes in interior and exterior styling.

Renault reveals Clio Renaultsport 200 Raider limited edition model

Renault reveals Clio Renaultsport 200 Raider limited edition modelAuto maker, Renault has showcased its new Clio Renaultsport 200 Raider limited edition model in the UK.

The company is planning to sell a maximum of only 50 units in the UK. The model is based on two-litre, 198bhp variant of the company’s hatchback but comes with new paintwork, wheels as well as changes in interior and exterior styling.

Renault showcases limited edition Clio Renaultsport 200 Raider

Renault showcases limited edition Clio Renaultsport 200 RaiderAuto maker, Renault has revealed the limited edition Clio Renaultsport 200 Raider model in the UK.

The company is planning to sell a maximum of only 50 units in the UK. The model is based on two-litre, 198bhp variant of the company’s hatchback but comes with new paintwork, wheels as well as changes in interior and exterior styling.

Renault launches two limited edition models

Renault launches two limited edition models Premium car maker, Renault has announced the launch of two limited edition ranges; Pzaz and I-Music.

The Renault Pzaz entry level model is powered by a 1.2-litre Renault Twingo and comes with a CD player, electric windows, sports front bumpers and remote central locking. The basic model is priced at £6,795 and customers can opt for three years' servicing contract for £199.

Renault Twingo to come with new design identity

Renault Twingo to come with new design identity The new Renault Twingo, which will officially released at the Frankfurt Motor Show by Chief Operating Officer, Carlos Tavares on 13th September 2011, will be the first model to feature Renault's new design identity.

The car has new grille and headlight arrangement featuring a larger, more prominent diamond badge. The tail lights have been split into two separate units and it will now have a pair of prominent circular spotlights.

Renault Makes Re-entry in the Indian Market

Renault Makes Re-entry in the Indian MarketThe French car maker, Renault is making a re-entry in the Indian market with launch of Fluence sedan. Televisions have already begun to promote the car through modern advertisement. The Renault Fluence model will come in both petrol and diesel version in the Indian market.

Even before the launch of car it has given competition to Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis, Chevrolet Cruze and Skoda Laura. The car targets rich people as it is expensive and luxurious. The classy ads shown on the TV will make one crave to buy the car.

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