Renault to launch 5 new cars, SUVs in the next three years

    New Triber and Kiger among the launches Renault has planned.

    Published On Jan 09, 2024 12:55:00 PM

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    Renault India has announced an ambitious plan to bring five new models by 2027, as part of its Renaulution 2024 initiative. This underlines the French carmaker’s commitment to our market –  Renault considers India one of four key hubs for the brand outside of Europe.

    The company’s new initiative also sees making some revisions and additions to the Triber, Kiger and Kwid ranges, instituting a new customer experience strategy and renewing its used car programme, which is called Renew. Renault has announced that its new brand identity will be rolled out across its network in 2024, and that it will be seen across all models from 2025 onwards.

    1. New Triber, Kiger, Duster among the 5 new Renaults
    2. Renault Kwid RXL(O) AMT among India’s most affordable automatics
    3. Current Triber, Kiger, Kwid range get feature updates for 2024

    New Renault Triber, Kiger incoming

    Renault has confirmed that the new Triber and Kiger will be among the five new launches but has not yet mentioned a specific timeline for when they’ll arrive or what form the updates will take. Renault’s compact 7-seater, the Triber, has been on sale for over four years and is due some sort of renewal as the launch of a rival from Maruti Suzuki is just around the corner. Meanwhile, the Kiger arrived just under two years ago, but it could do with a refresh in the face of increasing competition in the compact SUV space – the Kia Sonet facelift is due in just a week. In addition, the Kiger is also taking some heat from the likes of the Tata Punch and Hyundai Exter at the more affordable end of the compact SUV segment.

    New Renault Duster India launch details

    While the brand has not outright confirmed it at this time, aside from saying that a B+ SUV and a C SUV are coming, Renault is expected to bring the new Duster to the market, along with the 7-seat version based on the Bigster concept. Revealed recently with a Dacia badge, the all-new Duster is based on Renault-Nissan Alliance’s modular CMF-B platform, and retains quite a lot of the previous model’s muscular design and upright stance. While the styling will have some differences when it arrives in India late next year with a Renault badge, expect this 4.3-metre-long SUV to look similar to the unveiled model.

    New affordable Renault EV for India

    The fifth Renault model will be a localised all-electric car, and likely to be the Kwid EV we've reported on before. The Kwid EV will rival the likes of the Tiago EV and the Citroen eC3 and is expected to be priced under Rs 10 lakh as Renault is looking to have over 85-90 percent localisation of parts.

    2024 Renault India range price, updates

     

    Renault Kwid prices (ex-showroom, India)
    Variant2024 priceOld priceDifference
    RXERs 4.69 lakhRs 4.69 lakh-
    RXL(O)Rs 4.99 lakhRs 5.21 lakhRs 22,000
    RXL(O) AMT (NEW)Rs 5.44 lakh--
    RXTRs 5.50 lakhRs 5.67 lakhRs 17,000
    RXT AMTRs 5.95 lakhRs 6.12 lakhRs 17,000
    ClimberRs 5.87 lakhRs 5.87 lakh-
    Climber AMTRs 6.32 lakhRs 6.32 lakh-

    As part of the Renaulution 2024 initiative, the company has also updated its current India portfolio with new features and rationalisation of variants on offer. The Kwid Climber variant is now available with a total of five dual-tone exterior colour options, and the RXL(O) trim gets an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen and a 5-speed AMT option. Renault claims that this makes the Kwid RXL(O) the most affordable hatchback with a touchscreen and the most affordable automatic car in India. The budget hatchback is only available with a 68hp, 1.0-litre petrol engine that has manual and AMT gearbox options. Interestingly, prices of select variants have come down by up to Rs 22,000.

    Renault Triber prices (ex-showroom, India)
    Variant2024 pricesOld pricesDifference
    RXERs 6.00 lakhRs 6.34 lakhRs 34,000
    RXLRs 6.80 lakhRs 7.10 lakhRs 30,000
    RXTRs 7.61 lakhRs 7.61 lakh-
    RXT AMTRs 8.13 lakhRs 8.13 lakh-
    RXZRs 8.23 lakhRs 8.23 lakh-
    RXZ AMTRs 8.75 lakhRs 8.75 lakh-

    For the Triber, Renault has added features such as a driver’s seat armrest, powered ORVMs, a 7-inch driver’s display, a wireless charger, LED cabin lights and the option of a new black exterior colour. The Triber RXT variant now comes with a rear camera and a rear wiper, while the RXL variant gets dedicated AC control and vents for the second and third rows of seats. Renault also offers a PM2.5 air filter for the Triber and all variants now feature a rear seatbelt reminder. The Triber continues with the 72hp, 1.0-litre petrol engine that gets manual and AMT options. Prices for the lower RXE and RXL variants have been reduced by up to Rs 34,000.

    Renault Kiger prices (ex-showroom, India)
    Variant2024 pricesOld pricesDifference
    RXERs 6.00 lakhRs 6.50 lakhRs 50,000
    RXLRs 6.60 lakh--
    RXL AMTRs 7.10 lakh--
    RXTRs 7.50 lakhRs 7.92 lakhRs 42,000
    RXT AMTRs 8.00 lakhRs 8.47 lakhRs 47,000
    RXT(O)Rs 8.00 lakhRs 8.00 lakh-
    RXT(O) AMTRs 8.50 lakhRs 8.55 lakhRs 5,000
    RXT(O) TurboRs 9.30 lakhRs 9.45 lakhRs 15,000
    RXT(O) Turbo CVTRs 10.30 lakhRs 10.45 lakhRs 15,000
    RXZRs 8.80 lakhRs 8.80 lakh-
    RXZ AMTRs 9.30 lakhRs 9.35 lakhRs 5,000
    RXZ TurboRs 10.00 lakhRs 10.00 lakh-
    RXZ Turbo CVTRs 11.00 lakhRs 11.00-

    Depending on the variant, the Kiger is more affordable than before – the base RXE model costs a significant Rs 50,000 less than before. Features added to Renault’s Kiger include puddle lamps on the auto-folding powered ORVMs, an auto-dimming inside rear view mirror, LED cabin lights and red brake callipers for the turbo-petrol variants. The Kiger RXT(O) now gets features such as automatic climate control and powered ORVMs, while the RXZ trim now gets cruise control.

    As before, the Kiger has the 72hp, 1.0-litre petrol and 100hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine options, each with their respective manual and auto options.

    Also see:

    Renault, Volkswagen could jointly develop budget EVs

    New Renault Duster first look video

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    Nagakiran KR - 102 days ago

    localised EV doesn't seem to be Kwid EV, instead it could be Kiger EV, where the company seems to have worked with Pravaig dynamics.

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