Renault India has not only managed to survive the tough market conditions but it has achieved two-fold year-on-year growth by selling 3,763 units in July 2013. In comparison the auto maker had sold 1,776 units of vehicles in July 2012. Within a short period of time, Renault has established itself in the Indian auto market. In 2012, the company sold over 35,000 units and 40,000 units in the first six months of 2013. Marc Nassif, Managing Director, Renault India Private Limited said: “Renault has had a very eventful two years in India, achieving sales volumes, network reach and brand visibility comparable to players who have been present in the industry for more than a decade.” “Renault’s commitment to offering accessible premium vehicles that are also reliable as well as performance-driven has resonated with our customers and we remain confident of continued growth in the near term.”
Renault Duster which is one of the most popular cars in the country completed a successful year. The Duster has created a new segment and reshaped the perceptions of Indian auto drivers about SUVs. The Renault Duster brings a unique blend of comfort, efficiency and roominess associated with sedans along with the capability of an SUV. The vehicle was built keeping in mind the varied needs of the Indian customers. The company has expanded its network of dealerships from just 14 outlets in May 2011 to 100 locations in 2012. Winning 29 awards, the Duster has set a new benchmark in the Indian auto industry. Sumit Sawhney, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Renault India Private Limited said: “Duster has played a crucial part not just in Renault’s success in India, but also in spearheading the changing landscape of the Indian automotive industry.” Out of the total sales of 3,763 units in July, the Duster alone accounts for 3,089 units. Rest of Renault models sold - Scala 371 units, Pulse 292 units, Fluence 10 units and Koleos 1 unit.