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Renault confirms its commitment to India and revives investment plans Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Wednesday, 06 January 2010
New Delhi: French carmaker Renault today confirmed its commitment to India. Mr. Katsumi Nakamura, EVP – Asia/Africa for Renault s.a.s, said that investments that were earmarked for India, but were frozen for a while, are now back on track.

"The Renault Nissan Alliance greenfield manufacturing facility in Chennai is well on track and is a key asset for our ambitions in India," he said emphasising that India will be seeing a re-energised Renault very soon. The company also announced the launch of several cars from their portfolio in the Indian market.

"Our plan involves introduction of several new cars within 18-24 months and a full range in a 48-month timeframe. These cars will be produced in Chennai and we plan to launch the FLUENCE and the KOLEOS models in 2011," said Mr. Marc Nassif, Country General Manager and MD of Renault India.

"Our range will have Small to Luxury cars and will be mix of Renault models and shared platform cars within the Renault-Nissan Alliance, including a Crossover. We are also close to finalising our plans for a distribution network and will definitely be in a position to announce our plans in the 1st week of February 2010," he added.

Renault, which is participating in the ongoing New Delhi AutoExpo 2010 exhibition, has displayed the Twizy here to demonstrate the advanced technology and level of preparedness that Renault has in Electric vehicles.

Mrs. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi unveiled the Renault “TWIZY” Concept Electric car yesterday, at her residence in New Delhi. The 2-seater “Twizy” is one of four full electric cars that Renault unveiled in September 2009, and is being displayed outside Europe for the first time.

 
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