Renault has booked the ninth position in the largest automobile companies by production in 2016 and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi partnership has been the largest manufacturer of light vehicles in 2017.
Renault IndiaUnder the Renault-Nissan partnership, an agreement for the implementation of the production plant had been approved by the Tamil Nadu government in 2008. Renault made its debut in India by launching its first car Renault fluency in 2011, which was discontinued in India by 2017.
Currently there are three models of Renault car available in the Indian market; Renault Duster, Renault Kwid, and Renault Triber. Renault is going to launch the all-new Renault Kiger in India by 28 January 2021 with an estimated price of Rs 5.5 lacs. Renault announced a price hike of up to Rs 28,000/- across all models from January 2021.
Renault DusterRenault Duster is a compact sport utility vehicle, which was introduced in India on 4th July 2012. It is the first car to be designed on the CMF-A platform, mutually developed by Renault and Nissan. Earlier, a total of 10 variants were available, but the diesel variants have been discontinued as of 2021. So currently there are a total of 7 petrol variants of Renault Duster available in the Indian market.
The showroom price of Renault Duster was ranging from Rs 9.4 lacs to Rs 13.6 lacs till December 2020. After the price hike, The new price of Renault Duster ranges from Rs 9.57 lacs to Rs 13.87 lacs. Undoubtedly, Renault Duster is the most successful model in its segment and has won the 'Indian Car of the Year' award in 2013.
There are two petrol engine displacement options available: a 4 cylinder inline, 4 valve 1.3 liter turbo 1330cc(both MT and CVT gearbox) and a 4 cylinder inline 4 valve 1.5 liter 1498cc(MT only gearbox). The 1330cc petrol engines are capable of producing the maximum power of 154 bhp at 5500 rpm and the maximum torque of 254 Nm at 1600 rpm.
The 1498cc petrol engine is capable of producing the maximum power of 105 bhp at 5600 rpm and maximum torque of 142 Nm at 4000 rpm. Other features of Renault Duster are power steering, Anti-lock braking system, driver airbag, passenger airbag, automatic climate control, alloy wheels, front power windows, air conditioner, and front fog lights.
Renault KwidRenault Kwid, the rival of Suzuki Alto made an approach in the Indian market on 28th May 2015. Renault Kwid’s ex-showroom price was between Rs 3 lacs to Rs 5.12 lacs before the hike. The new Renault Kwid price ranges from Rs 3.12 lacs to Rs 5.31 lacs, following the price hike.
It gives the most voluminous boot space of 279 liters in its segment. Renault Kwid is available in a total of 13 variants: 9 with manual transmission gearbox and 4 with automatic transmission gearbox. It is powered by 799cc and 999cc petrol engines in different variants.
The 3 cylinder 4 DOHC valve 799cc petrol engine can produce the maximum power of 53.6 bhp at 5678 rpm and maximum torque of 72 Nm at 4386 rpm. The 3 cylinders 4 DOHC valve 999cc petrol engine is capable of producing the maximum power of 67 bhp at 5500 rpm and maximum torque of 91Nm at 4250 rpm.
The key features of Renault Kwid are power steering, Anti-lock braking system, driver airbag, front power windows, air conditioner, and passenger airbag.
Renault TriberRenault Triber is a compact multipurpose vehicle that was unveiled in India on 19th June 2019 and was available in the market in August 2019. Renault Triber is also designed under the CMF-A platform same as the Renault Kwid. It is a sub-four liter segment car and still provides a three-row setting.
The ex-showroom price of Renault Triber was between Rs 5.12 lacs to Rs 7.34 lacs, before the price hike. After the hike, the price of Renault Triber ranges from Rs 5.2 lacs to Rs 7.5 lacs. This car is powered by a 999cc petrol engine that produces the maximum power of 72 bhp at 6250 rpm and the maximum torque of 96 Nm 3500 rpm.
It is available in both manual as well as automatic transmission gearbox options. The main features of the Renault Triber are power steering, Anti-lock braking system, driver airbag, passenger airbag, front power windows, air conditioner, and engine start/stop button, which are quite similar to Renault Kwid and Renault Duster.