The Renault-Nissan alliance is on a high in India thanks to its CMF-A platform for smaller cars which has helped spawn vehicles like the Renault Kwid along with the whole range of Datsun cars currently on sale in India.
The alliance's Renault Kwid has been a hit and is slowly but surely hurting Maruti-Suzuki's Alto 800 sales. Japanese carmaker Nissan, too plans to trouble the Alto with the Datsun redi-GO hatchback which was launched on June 7.
However, the latest news from the Renault-Nissan alliance could make Maruti start shaking in its boots.
According to Autocar India, the alliance is currently working on a proposal which could see a sub 4-metre sedan roll out from the Renault-Nissan plant near Chennai.
Renault-Nissan are currently working out the feasibility of the car and whether or not it would be successful in a segment currently dominated by the Maruti-Suzuki Swift Dzire.
The alliance doesn't currently have a diesel engine that would work with the CMF-A platform and are instead working on smart hybrid technologies similar to SVHS systems used by Maruti to improve mileage and acceleration.