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  • Auto Expo 2018: Renault unveils Zoe EV

    Electric Vehicles (EVs) seem to be the buzzword at the 14th edition of the Auto Expo with several manufacturers showcasing various products and concepts at their pavilions. The Zoe from Renault is one such EV that has attracted the attention of the public with its upmarket and compact proportions. Currently on sale in Europe, the Zoe is based on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance’s ‘B’ platform that underpins the Renault Clio.

  • Renault Kwid Recalled To Fix Steering Issue

    Renault has issued a recall for its entry level car, the Kwid 0.8-litre. The issue stated is with the steering assembly of the Kwid, which would be inspected and fixed free of cost. Renault hasn’t yet announced which lot of cars have been affected but it is contacting individual customers whose cars are part of the recall. Also, this is confirmed for the 800cc models but since both the cars (0.8- and 1.0-litre) use the

  • Confirmed: Datsun To Launch 1.0-litre redi-Go

    Earlier this month we reported that Datsun is likely to introduce a new variant of its popular hatchback, the redi-Go. Now, the automaker has confirmed the rumours by inviting us for the media drive of the 1.0-litre redi-Go in July. Although the official launch date hasn’t been revealed yet, according to Datsun dealers, the new redi-Go will hit showrooms by the end of July.

  • Renault Kwid India-Spec Vs Brazil-Spec: What’s Different?

    The Kwid nameplate from Renault now has a second manufacturing base – Brazil. Until now, the budget hatchback was only produced in India. The Latin American version of the Renault Kwid was unveiled last week at the 2017 Buenos Aires Motor Show.

  • Renault Duster Petrol Automatic Coming Soon!

    Sources close to Renault have confirmed that the Duster will soon get an automatic transmission with its petrol version, which the automaker had a hard time rolling out of showrooms since its launch. The Duster petrol automatic is likely to be launched in a couple of months. The French automaker launched the Duster in 2012 and has been constantly updating the compact SUV with special editions, and introduced its facelifted model last

  • Renault Kwid Climber Launched At Rs 4.30 Lakh

    Remember the Renault Kwid Climber concept, which made its debut at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo in February? The French automaker has now launched the production-spec Kwid Climber in the country. It is based on the Kwid’s range-topping 1.0-litre RXT (O) variant and is priced at Rs 4.30 lakh for the manual and Rs 4.60 lakh for the Easy-R AMT version (automated manual transmission) (all the prices are introductory, ex-showroom,

  • Renault Kwid AMT launched at Rs 4.25 lakh

    Renault’s blockbuster hatch finally gets a two-pedal option. Called the ‘Easy-R,’ the Kwid now comes equipped with an automated manual transmission. Notably, the AMT is available only in the top-spec RXT (O) variant priced at Rs 4.25 lakh ex-showroom Delhi* i.e. around Rs 30,000 more than its manual counterpart.

  • Meet the beefed-up Renault Duster Extreme Concept from Brazil.

    Renault has showcased the Renault Duster Extreme Concept at the Sao Paulo 2106 Auto Show. This concept remains a standard Duster both inside and out but, with a lot of added bits to make it ‘Extreme’. This concept has been developed by ‘Renault Design Latin America’ or RDAL, Renault’s Sao Paulo design facility in Brazil. This edition is based on the 4X4 variant of the SUV and gets mechanical upgrades. Based on the

  • Mercedes-Benz pickup teased; reveal on October 25

    Mercedes-Benz is all set to finally reveal the pickup it first teased last year. A teaser video gives us a glimpse of what can be expected and, while it is based on the big and boxy Nissan Navara, the Germans have reworked the design extensively to make it look European.

  • Maruti, Mahindra log solid sales growth in August

    New Delhi : Car sales growth in India moved to top gear last month, with market leader Maruti clocking over 12 per cent and Hyundai, Mahindra, Toyota, Renault and Nissan posting strong numbers on good monsoon and onset of festive season.

  • Renault to make India export hub

    Chennai : Renault to increase exports from India, eyes African market French auto major Renault is looking to enhance exports from India to neighbouring countries and Africa as it seeks to make the country a manufacturing hub.  “Last month we started exporting Duster and Kwid to Sri Lanka. This month we will be entering Nepal while we also prepare to enter Bhutan,” Sumit Sawhney, country CEO and managing director, Renault India Operations, told PTI.

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    Renault Lodgy World Edition launched At Rs 9.74 lakh

    French carmaker Renault added the ‘World Edition’ of the multi-purpose vehicle Lodgy to its Indian line-up on Monday. The car will be offered in two engine options of 85PS and 110PS at Rs 9.74 lakh and Rs 10.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively, informed a press release.

  • Renault forays into pre-owned car biz in India

    New Delhi :  French auto major Renault on Thursday  forayed into pre-owned car business in India by opening its first outlet in Bengaluru. ‘Renault Selection’ would provide customers a transparent and reliable platform for buying, selling and exchanging certified pre-owned cars of all brands with optimum deals on finance, insurance, warranty and road side assistance (RSA).

  • Car Insurance Likely to Get Costlier

    After the announcement of Union Budget 2016–17, it seems car owners have some more to lose. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) is planning to increase the premium on car insurance as it incurs losses as per the current rate. The high rates are expected to be applicable from April 01, 2016.

  • Renault hasn’t used trickery, CEO says after emissions tests

    Paris : Renault chief Carlos Ghosn said his company, which is under pressure over failed emissions tests, had not committed any “deception”, amid sector-wide questions sparked by a pollution cheating scandal at Germany’s Volkswagen.      Ghosn, speaking on France’s RTL radio, also called for new rules on emissions norms to avoid any “confusion”, after some Renault vehicles’ emissions were found to differ between laboratory and real driving conditions. “There isn’t any deception,” he

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    Renault domestic sales zoom over twofold in Dec

    New Delhi: Carmaker Renault India today said its domestic sales surged over twofold last month to 10,292 units compared with 3,956 units sold in December last year. During the calender year, Renault India sold 53,847 units as against 44,849 units in the preceding year, registering a cumulative growth of 20.1 per cent.