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  • Sorted product line
  • Driving dynamics
  • Modest ownership cost


  • After Sales and Service experience
  • Resale for most models
  • Shares most of its line up with Nissan



Yet to capitalize on their indepth engineering in Indian market. Pricing for most of their models should be revisited as its on higher side compared to Nissan.


Renault, a French automobile manufacturer is part of Renault-Nissan Alliance. In 2008, Renault formally stepped on Indian subcontinent and the first car to be rolled out was Fluence in 2011. Its earlier stint was with Mahindra, and Renault launched Logan which was a rebadged Dacia car in , but that was not a successful joint venture. Logan was launched in 2007, but did not find buyers in large numbers. Though most of its cars in India have not met with major success, Renault did win many fans with Duster, its first success in India. The other products, Scala and Pulse are rebadged Nissan Sunny and Micra, respectively. Duster boasts of an excellent suspension, and in its lesser power model, duster has very good driveability, almost lag free. Duster managed to grab reasonably good numbers. The alliance of Renault Nissan can do with better, more confident inspiring dealer and service network. Also, the need for better products from their global portfolio is certainly felt when sales figures are brought into picture. Renault-Nissan’s range can also revisit their prices if an expansion of their presence it to be marked on Indian soil. Renault’s Kwid, the latest blockbuster in economy car segment proves that excellent pricing and value for money products are not impossible for Renault to offer. There are several reports of not so good dealer experience which can be a long term deterrent. Renault Lodgy, a promising MPV could not survive thanks to exorbitant pricing for was it was offering. Renault did learn its lesson and Kwid is priced quite smartly and has managed to outsell Hyundai Eon in recent times. Europe is where Renault has a significant presence and brining in a few models at attractive prices is the future way for Renault in India. Renault also has a very competent range of diesel engines which can be brought in India with newer products. Renault has the potential to be a larger player, and Kwid looks like its first step towards it.