The French auto giant Renault is expected to hit the Indian car scene once again with the launch of two of its vehicles in the country somewhere in the year 2011. The vehicle ready to set the Indian roads on fire are Fluence sedan and Koleos Crossover SUV. After what has happened to Logan in the country, which was the result of a Joint Venture of Renault with M&M, the two cars might come as Renault’s effort to make a comeback in the Indian car market. Renault will manufacture Koleos Crossover SUV and Fluence from its green field manufacturing facility in Chennai.
The Fluence sedan and Koleos Crossover SUV from Renault is expected to include CT and automatic versions together with the manual transmission units. The sedan is expected to face tough competition from Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. The Koleos Crossover SUV is expected to it the likes of Safaris and CR-Vs and the company is expected to launch both petrol and diesel version of Fluence and Koleos. Nothing has been revealed about the specifications or the pricing of the cars by Renault as of now and we will have to wait till 2011 to hear anything from the company.
Speaking about the company’s plans to launch the two cars GM and MD Renault India County, Marc Nassif during the 2010 Indian Auto Expo, said, “We will be lunching our luxury car Fluence and our crossover Koleos in the second half of 2011, both the cars will come in petrol and diesel versions.
” The company also targets to introduce many other cars in a span of 2 years and the Indian roads might be able to have its entire range somewhere in 48 months time. Meanwhile it is finalizing dealers and distributors that will represent the cars in the country.
Katsumi Nakamura, EVP of Asia/Africa at Renault said, “India will be seeing a re-energized Renault very soon. The Renault Nissan Alliance Greenfield manufacturing facility in Chennai is well on track and is a key asset for our ambition in India.”