After launching the Renault Duster in the Indian market, Renault has better understood what the Indian buyers need. Keeping the looks aside, customers in India consider the price of the car first and with the Duster being attended well by SUV fans, Renault is planning for something even better.
As reported by Economic Times, French major Renault is developing a small car from scratch for India and other potent markets. The new Renault India 800 CC small car will compete with Maruti Alto K10, Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai Eon. Under the supervision of Renault’s low cost car specialist Gerard Detourbet, the work on the car has already begun.
image – Renault Zoe Small Car ( Note: It is only for illustration purpose.)
Codenamed “A Entry” the new car will be for price conscious buyers and will feature a 800 CC engine. The 800 CC engine is codenamed B4A and will be the smallest engine yet, by the French car maker. The development of the same has commenced and it is expected to deliver mileage between 19 to 25 KMPL.
One of the persons connected with the development said,
“The internal target is to get the ARAI rating of 24-26 km per litre, with the car delivering at least 20 km per litre in city driving conditions,”
As the company is targeting emerging markets, the company wants the product to be perfect enough. The “A Entry” is likely to be manufactured at the Renault – Nissan alliance plant in Chennai. And the production model is expected to hit the road in 2014 – 15.
While people may believe that the thought of an entry level small car came to Renault’s mind after the successful launch of Duster, the company had actually started working on it in 2006 and since then the project is gradually picking up pace.
We are sure Renault will neither compromise on performance nor quality and will eventually deliver a great value for money car. Stay tuned for more updates from Car Blog India on Renault “A Entry” small car.
Source – EconomicTimes