Renault has announced that is developing a car which will be designed to meet the needs of the Indian market. The car is expected to be launched 2013.
“At present, we are at the conceptualisation stage for a car which would meet the requirements of the Indian market,” Renault India Chief Executive Officer Sudhir Rao said during the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) summit.
He, however, declined to give details on the segment the car will fit in saying, “It is too premature to say anything right now, but we are very flexible on that.”
The car is being developed with an intention to be exported to other markets like India. “We have a global approach. While the conceptualisation and development will be done in India, we and the car will also be exported to markets similar to India,” Rao said. He said the car is over and above the five models the company had announced to launch by 2013.
Renault plans to introduce five cars, including a small car, in the country between 2011-2013. The company might share the platform of its partner Nissan to launch the small car in 2012.
“We have decided to introduce five cars in the two-year period between mid 2011 to mid 2013. It will start with our sedan, Fluence, by next year,” Renault India Country General Manager Marc Nassif told. After the Fluence the company will also bring in the SUV Koleos in the Indian market.