Thursday, August 2, 2012

Renault plans 800cc small car to take on Maruti, Hyundai


In order to take on Maruti Suzuki's Alto, Hyundai India's Eon and Chevrolet's Spark, french car maker Renault has geared up to construct a small car codenamed "A Entry" under the leadership of Gerard Detourbet, Renault's low cost car specialist, said a report.

According to the report published in a business daily, "Renault has started working on the smallest engine yet in its global portfolio codenamed B4A, which id likely to deliver a mileage of over 20 Km a litre. The entry level car segment in India ranges in the price bracket of Rs. 1.5lakh to Rs. 4lakh."

The report also stated that a few persons close to the development informed that the small car is likely to be rolled out from the Renault Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai in 2014-15.

According to reports, Renault managed to sell merely 1,500 cars in India in year 2011, but after getting a good response to Duster, it is now aiming to sell 30,000 units in 2012.


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