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The Renault Koleos was one of the first cars to be sold in India by Renault independently, which does not go to say that the SUV was a hot-seller. The company believes volumes were not possible as the earlier Koleos was available only in a single variant. The newer one though comes in three variants. But, will that result in more people rushing to buy a Koleos? Changes in the 2014 Renault Koleos: Three...

In spite of overall passenger vehicle sales falling by 6 percent in fiscal year 2014, the year saw certain manufacturers increase their market share and overtake their respective regional/home rivals, reports Economic Times. Barring Maruti and Hyundai – number 1 and 2 manufacturers respectively – there was a rejig in the top 10 list. Honda broke into the top 5 thanks to the new City and...

Since its launch four years ago at the 2010 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, Renault/Dacia have produced 1 million copies of the Duster. The milestone car was made yesterday at Renault’s Curutiba plant in Brazil, and will find an owner in the same country. The milestone car was made in Brazil. Renault has outlined the five largest markets for the Duster. The Duster finds a lot of customers in...

The top-selling car in Turkey for at least 4 months last year was the Renault Fluence. In the other months, it was in the top 10 best selling cars. It makes sense then that Renault chose to debut the Fluence facelift at the 2012 Istanbul Motor Show. What doesn’t make sense is why this sedan is rejected in India. During the festive season months, the entry-level D-segment sedan market in India...

Renault India will launch a new small car next year that will challenge the likes of the Maruti Alto 800 and the Hyundai Eon. Codenamed ‘Renault XBA’, the small car will be based on the CMF-A platform, which has been developed by Renault and Nissan. The Renault XBA will launch in India next year. The small car will be manufactured in India and Brazil, according to the company’s executive...

Renault is working on a new small car that will rival the Maruti Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon. Based on Renault-Nissan’s new CMF-A platform, the small car is being developed in India. The small car will be based on the alliance’s CMF-A platform. Speaking to the Economic Times newspaper, Jerome Stoll, executive vice-president and sales head of Renault, confirmed that the small car has been designed...

Renault launched the 2014 Renault Fluence facelift in India yesterday with prices starting from INR 13.99 lakhs. The refreshed Fluence was world premiered in late 2012 at the Istanbul Auto Show with European sales commencing soon after. The refreshed Fluence was shown at the Auto Expo last month. The Fluence and Koleos were Renault’s first products to be offered in India (as an independent company)....

In a bid to achieve a total of at least €4.3 billion (Rs 36,591 crore) in annualized synergies by 2016, the Renault-Nissan alliance has confirmed a plan. The plan envisions convergence of four key areas with a joint management from both companies overseeing them. The Renault-Nissan alliance wishes to improve its annualised synergies to reach a level of €4.3 billion Euros by 2016. Convergence of...