After the success of its small car, the Kwid, Renault plans to launch a flurry of products in the coming years. One of them will be the Renault Megane sedan, which will replace the Fluence and is expected to be launched by 2017.
Renault has just released its plans to launch over five new products in India over the span of the next three years. This move comes after the company has enjoyed a more than favourable run by its entry level hatchback, the Kwid. The company wants to capitalise on this momentum and capture other segments as well with its newer line of products.
One of the major players to grace the C-Segment will be the Renault Megane sedan, which will replace its currently sold Fluence. The car is expected to be brought in as CKD kits, and will be assembled at the manufacturer’s facility in Chennai. Worldwide, the sedan is currently available with 5 engine options (2 petrol and 3 diesel). While we have no information about the engines that will come to India, the car will be based on the company’s CMF platform. The car, when launched will go up against the Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia and the likes. The launch is expected sometime around early 2017.
Apart from the Megane sedan, Renault will mainly be targeting India’s rapidly growing SUV segment. Cars like the new Koleos and the seven seater MPV, the Kaptur will try and increase the company’s standing in our markets. Renault is also working on a van, which will rival the Maruti Omni and the Eeco, which will be followed by a rival for the Maruti Vitara Brezza. First however, we will be getting the 1-litre variant of the Kwid, which is expected to be launched in the coming months.
Renault Megane Sedan
– Renault aims to capitalise on its Kwid’s success
– The company will be launching five cars over the next three years
– One of the cars will be the Renault Megane sedan which will replace the Fluence
– The car is expected to be launched by early next year
Source – LiveMint.com