Renault Nissan to further increase capacity to 8 lakh units per annum
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- 11:50 am, May 20, 2012
The alliance plans to launch 20-22 cars in India over next five years, by cross badging.
The Renault Nissan alliance is further stepping up their operations in India, and will ramp up its capacity to 8 lakh units per annum by 2016. The company had originally planned to up production to 4 lakh units by 2014, but has already achieved this number and now plans to double the same in next 4 years.
The Franco-Japanese consortium also plans to launch 20-22 vehicles in India over next five years. Of course, many of these will be through cross badging of each other’s products to gain economies of scale. We are expecting the production version of the Renault C-Segment sedan to be unveiled by Diwali. The sedan will probably be called the Scala and is a rebadged Nissan Sunny with few changes to differentiate it from the latter. The strategy is already used for the Micra and Pulse hatchback and there are already rumours that the companies are already considering cross badging the Renault Duster and the Nissan Evalia.
The alliance also hopes to become the largest exporter from the country ahead of Hyundai, which exports around 2.3 lakh units per annum. Nissan already exports the Micra and the Sunny from India while the Renault Duster will be exported to UK later this year. Nissan will also export the Datsun low-priced car to other Asian markets, after its launch in 2014.
First Published on 11:50 am, May 20, 2012
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