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        Renault India reports 13-fold year-on-year growth in May 2013

        CarTrade Editorial Team

        CarTrade Editorial Team

        Renault India Private Limited, the Indian arm of well known French auto maker, has officially declared its overwhelming sales figures for the month of May 2013. Reportedly, the company has recorded a steady sales growth of over 13-fold during the month with sales of 6,300 units against 482 units delivered in the corresponding period of last year.

        Expressing his views on these brilliant sales figures, the Executive Director, Marketing and Sales of Renault India Private Limited, Sumit Sawhney was quoted as saying, “In spite of challenging market conditions, Renault continues to pursue a strong focus on growth in India, with an aim of at least doubling last year’s sales in 2013. The growing acceptability of Renault brand among customers is being driven by our strong product portfolio and extensive dealer network, while the Renault Duster continues to retains the top spot as the most popular SUV in India. With such strong pillars of growth, we remain confident of our continued success in theIndian automotive market in the near term.”

        In the total of 6,300 units, the sales of Duster compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) accounted for 5,146 units, whereas the figures of Scala sedan, Pulse hatchback, Fluence premium sedan and Koleos SUV stood at 670 units, 410 units, 71 units and 3 units, respectively. It must be noted that Renault India currently offers only five models in the Indian auto market through its product portfolio. It must be noted that along with offering the renowned compact SUV Duster to the Indian buyers, the auto maker is engaged in shipping the model in other right hand markets as well. It must be noted that in near future, Renault will be transforming India into its manufacturing hub for right hand drive models.

        The production unit of Renault India is based in Oragadam, Chennai, which has a potential to roll out 400,000 units each year. Besides, the French auto maker has maintained a widespread network of its authorised dealerships in the country with around 100 showrooms across the length and breadth of India.