Renault – the carmaker from France announced, during the New Delhi 2010 AutoExpo, its important intentions involving the car market in India. The producer will debut a few units completing its line up on the Indian territory.
Mr. Katsumi Nekamura, Asia/Africa EVP said for Renault 'Renault has always maintained that 'our commitment to India remains undiluted' ... and today, we extremely happy to confirm our commitment to India through the launch of a comprehensive line-up. This means that the investments that were earmarked for India, but were frozen for a while, are now back on track, and India will be seeing a re-energised Renault very soon. The Renault Nissan Alliance greenfield manufacturing facility in Chennai is well on track and is a key asset for our ambitions in India'.
Mr. Marc NASSIF, Country GM and MD in India of Renault affirmed: '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'.
'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'.
Mr. Nakamura, continued 'We have known Madame Chief Minister to be a leading supporter of Green initiatives, and we were honoured to have her unveil the Renault 'TWIZY' Electric Concept car in India. We have displayed the Twizy here to demonstrate the advanced technology and level of preparedness that Renault has in Electric vehicles'.
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