Renault Kwid Success Spurs Exports From India

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Basking in the success of its small car, Renault is increasing the exports as well. Currently, the Make in India Kwid from Renault is being exported to Sri Lanka and will enter Nepal and Bhutan soon.

Renault is also looking for the opportunity in the African market for the Indian manufactured Kwid. Sumit Sawhney, country CEO and managing director, Renault India Operations, said, "Last month we started exporting Duster and Kwid to Sri Lanka. This month we will be entering Nepal while we also prepare to enter Bhutan,"

"We are working on the strategy for exports to South Africa, hopefully, it will be finalised soon. Besides, we are looking at other countries in Africa,"

The Renault Kwid is manufactured in Brazil as well for which some of the components will be exported from India.

Renault has exported 441 units till date for the fiscal April-June period compared to just 56 units during the last fiscal.

With the demand for the Renault Kwid in the domestic and international market, the French auto major is increasing the production as well. It has added a third shift at its plant and has been producing close to 9,500 units.

Story first published: Monday, August 8, 2016, 11:06 [IST]
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