Renault India to launch new hatchback at Auto Expo 2012

Wednesday 22 June 2011, 00:00 AM by Vikas Yogi

Renault India, the second largest European car maker, said on Tuesday that it will launch an all new compact hatchback in the Indian market during Auto Expo 2012.

The new hatchback will be rolled-out in the price segment of Sub Rs 5 lakh where it will be taking on with the likes of Maruti Swift, Ford Figo, Volkswagen Polo, Chevrolet Beat, Nissan Micra and Fiat Punto. As per the company, the new compact hatchback has been specifically designed for the Indian market, considering the needs and requirements of the buyers of this segment.

Speaking to the reporters in the national capital, Renault Executive Vice President (Product Planning and Program) Philippe Klein said, "In January 2012 we will launch a hatchback in B to B+ segment and it is specifically designed for the Indian customers by our Mumbai centre." He added that the new car will be placed in the segment of premium hatchback swift.

According to Mr. Klein, "After the hatchback, our fourth car for the Indian market will be a SUV which is the Duster. We will launch it in the second half of 2012." Meanwhile, the company is also gearing-up to launch Koleos SUV in the Indian market by the end of this year.

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