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      Renault starts work on EON/Alto challenger!!

      After huge success of Duster, Renault's commitment to Indian market is more serious. One thing which makes this French car maker survive is their low cost cars under the brand Dacia. Dacia just has 4 models of which 2 are already sold in India, Duster is one such product and it is garnering huge crowd. After seeing this trend, Renault decided to set its foot on the volume making segment which is nothing but small cars at affordable price tag, currently dominated by MSIL and Hyundai.

      Renault initial stint with low cost car in India din't fly high, Logan was not a grand success nor the alliance, Renault split with M & M and initiated talks with Bajaj for a low cost car, however even the later went in to back burner. After 2 failed attempts, Renault CEO Calos Ghosn is till confident and deputed Detourbet on this new job.

      Renault decided to give a long game for Gerard Detourbet, the man behind the no-frills Logan and other "Entry" models, who has a new mission: to devise an even cheaper vehicle programme for India that can compete with such champions of frugality as Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai.

      Detourbet, 66, moved to Chennai early this year and has been quietly building an Indian supplier network and crack team of local executives, including several lured away from the competition.
      After joining Renault in 1971 as an IT specialist, Detourbet rose steadily through the ranks to become senior vice president in charge of gearboxes and transmissions in 1997. Louis Schweitzer, then CEO, asked him to set up the group's low-cost car programme three years later.

      Logan-derived models such as the Duster SUV and Lodgy minivan have since become an earnings mainstay, helping Renault to avoid the kind of job cuts and plant closures announced by PSA Peugeot Citroen and Ford.

      Renault has put a new team under him to develop and a new sub entry model, Renault's new "sub-entry" architecture will offer roomier cars for a similar price tag and spawn at least one additional model for Nissan.

      Will have to wait and see what Detourbet and his team got to offer for our market
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      If its competitor to Alto/Eon and also comes with Diesel. Then double dhamaka !!
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      After seeing what they did for Scalia and Pulse and the chart buster Duster. I am damn sure they will have a winner in this also.
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      As long as they make a small car which can be more stable than an eon with less vibrations they have a big hit!
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      Well, they have a longway to go as far as service network is considered. Alto sells only because of its service network. If they could expand there service centers along with introducing this new model, i am sure they could claim a decent market share .

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
      If its competitor to Alto/Eon and also comes with Diesel. Then double dhamaka !!
      As of now, we have no plans for diesel. It's petrol engine is peppier than alto/eon

      Quote Originally Posted by WildWeasel View Post
      Well, they have a longway to go as far as service network is considered. Alto sells only because of its service network. If they could expand there service centers along with introducing this new model, i am sure they could claim a decent market share .
      I agree with you.

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      Quote Originally Posted by shoukat View Post
      we have no plans for diesel.
      this Kinda makes me assume that you have some association with Renault India. can we hear more from you about it?

      edit : just saw your intro thread.
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      Quote Originally Posted by avinash View Post
      this Kinda makes me assume that you have some association with Renault India. can we hear more from you about it?
      lol Work has started long time ago for this Renault project. So, after launching, we'll be moving to Nissan badge(not yet approved/confirmed). Also Nissan will be bringing Datsun(low cost brand) as a separate brand in addition to one more car under their badge. To be more precise, Nissan will have two cars(one nissan & one datsun) below micra. While Renault will have one.

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