The Renault Kwid-based three new models could be a compact sedan, a compact SUV and an electric version of the car.
The Renault Kwid has been quite a sensation ever since its launch in September 2015. The hatchback had crossed 1 lakh sales milestone within one year of its arrival, followed by 1.75 lakh sales mark in July 2017. On the basis of data collected from August to November 2016, the Kwid was the most searched car brand on Google in India.
Aiming to further boost its sales, the French carmaker introduced multiple variants and accessorised versions of the hatchback at regular intervals. Now, the company has confirmed that it will further expand the Kwid model line up with three new models. Check Out – Upcoming Renault Cars In India
Carlos Ghosn, Renault Group Chairman and CEO said “We obviously will expand the (Renault) Kwid family, with two new models covering two new segments, designed first for the Indian market and then expanded from there. Stefan Mueller, Renault’s Chief Performance Officer, will further develop our strategy regarding global access and emerging markets.”
Stefan Mueller, EVP, Chief Performance Officer, Renault Group said, “Our global strategy is based on a line-up expansion with (Renault) Kwid family going from 1 to four models, a full renewal of (Dacia) Logan and (Dacia) Sandero, and Duster renewal, and a new C-SUV offer in the future.”
These official statements reveal that the Kwid family is going to receive an expansion with three new models. Though, the company remained tight-lipped about name and details of the new cars. If media reports are to be believed, the French carmaker might introduce a Kwid-based sub-4 metre sedan (Renault LBC) and a sub-4 metre SUV (Renault HBC). Rumour also has it that the company has shelved the Renault LBC plan for the Indian market. The third model could be an electric version of the hatchback.
Currently, Renault India is gearing up to introduce the all-new Captur compact SUV against Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta. The company will also bring in the next-generation Duster with an all-new design and a pack of new comfort and safety features. Besides these two products, the carmaker is also working on a 7-seater version of the Captur that will be christened as – Renault Grand Captur.