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Renault Cars

Renault offers 3 new car models in Midsize segment, 1 in Small segment, 3 in Utility segment in India. Choose a Renault car to know prices, features, reviews and photos.

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About Renault

Renault is a French manufacturer headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt a suburb of Paris city. It was founded as the Société Renault Frères in .... more

Renault is a French manufacturer headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt a suburb of Paris city. It was founded as the Société Renault Frères in 1899 by brothers Louis, Marcel and Fernand Renault. The French automaker first produced the Renault Voiturette 1CV and then in 1903 began to manufacture its own engines.

It first major sale was in 1905 to the French Government to whom it sold its AG1 branded cars which became public taxis. Over the next two years Renault sold a large numbers of cars in the UK and America and in 1908 it had produced over 3,500 units allowing it to become the largest car maker in France.

Renault participated heavily in the earliest forms of motor racing to gain publicity but gave it up personally when of their trio, Marcel Renault was killed in a road accident. The company continued to participate in racing and has a major involvement till date with various forms of car racing.

The company branched out into heavy vehicles and developed techniques to mass produce cars and consequently bring their prices down. With the onset of WW1, it all branched out into making ammunition, tanks and aeroplanes.

When the war ended, Renault further expanded its design and scope of operations to include tractors and other farm equipment. Its first vehicle to be shown to the public was the 2CV compact car as well as the 4CV compact car which was developed in secrecy during the end stage of the WW2. It further expanded its range of cars over the next 20 years in a variety of body styles including commercial vehicles which were the need of the hour to rebuild liberated France and then help shape its economic history.

The French manufacturer soon began a naming convention which including serialising the names depending on the various body styles. It continued this practice well into the mid-1990s and only then began giving its cars full names. During this period it began collaboration with various manufacturers across the world giving it presence in South East Asia, North America as well as Australia. It also acquired Romanian automaker Dacia which had been known for producing fuel efficient cars.

Renault went through a major restructuring in the late 1980s and collaborated with Volvo and withdrew from a lot of the motorsports it had entered to reduce costs. It began on a revitalisation process and soon began to take steps like a new nomenclature and expansion to various markets. In 1996, the French automaker went private after it was felt that the government involvement was detrimental to the existence of the company. Under the new regime, it ventured into South America and parts of Central Asia as well as into the production of LCVs.

Despite so many measures to change, the company could not revitalise its fortunes and eventually began to follow a plan of cost cutting measures which included standard platforms as well as major organisational changes.

In 1999, it entered into collaboration with Japanese automaker Nissan initially acquiring a 35 per cent stake while Nissan acquired a 15 per cent stake. This was the first time such an alliance had taken place and its magnitude was only secondary to the marriage of cultures that both the automaker’s brought to the table. In addition to the Nissan alliance it also allied with Samsung Motors of South Korea and now sells various rebadged models in the Asian Nation. As of 2010 it also has an alliance with Daimler and produces rebadged models of the German automaker’s line-up. The French automaker also has a major involvement in motorsports since the late 1970s and was the first manufacturer to bring turbocharged engines to various racing series. It currently supplies engines to a variety of teams in various categories of motorsports including Formula 1 where it ran its own team from 2002-2011 and has since partnered Red Bull Racing since 2008 leading it to four titles from 2010-2014.

Renault India Pvt. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Renault S.A.S., France and currently offers five models in the Indian market – the premium sedan Fluence, the luxury SUV Koleos, the premium compact car, Pulse, the SUV, Duster and the premium sedan, Scala. Renault India also exports the Duster to right-hand drive markets, with India set to become a production hub for right-hand drive cars.

Renault cars are manufactured in their facility located in Oragadam, Chennai, with a capacity of 480,000 units per annum. Currently, Renault India also has a widespread presence of 130 dealer outlets across the country with benchmark sales and service quality.

The French automaker will, in the future, enter the A-segment with a model based on the Dacia Towny as well as the MPV segment, with the Lodgy, which will be sold with the Renault badge.

Renault Road Tests / First Drives

  • Renault Lodgy Long Term Report 3
    20 Jun 2016 by Ninad Ambre

    The Renault Lodgy was purely driven around within the city this month. It is a difficult task. Especially, for such a huge- sized MPV, in a traffic-infested town like Mumbai, with ...

  • Renault Lodgy Long Term Report 2
    16 May 2016 by Ninad Ambre

    In our first report of the Renault Lodgy, we told you that we will analyse the potential of the car on the highway and in the city. So in the first month itself, we put our Lodgy to ...

  • Renault Lodgy Long Term Report 1
    19 Apr 2016 by Ninad Ambre

    The Renault Lodgy was introduced to the Indian market last year to take the competition squarely to the segment leader - Toyota Innova. Like its competitor, the new MPV puts forth ...

Renault in News

  • Renault Lodgy ‘World Edition’ launched at Rs 9.74 lakh
    25 Jul 2016 by Nikhil Puthran
    Renault has introduced 25 new features in its newest offering rechristened as the Lodgy ‘World Edition’. The new eight-seat feature loaded variants are...
  • Renault Kwid powers brand’s sales success
    14 Jul 2016 by Nikhil Puthran
    The Renault brand in India has been witnessing a positive growth trend in the Indian market. Reports for June indicate that the company witnessed an impressive 173 per...
  • 2016 Renault Fluence unveiled
    13 Jul 2016 by Omkar Thakur
    Renault has unveiled their newest car, the Megane Grand Coupe, and it is as stunning as every new Renault that rolls out. While we all know that the Fluence was ideally...
  • Renault Kwid hits 1.5 lakh bookings in less than a year
    09 Jul 2016 by Nikhil Puthran
    The Kwid hatchback from Renault was introduced as the company’s entry-level model in India way back in September last year. In less than a year, the automaker...
  • Renault drops Lodgy price up to Rs 97,000
    05 Jul 2016 by Nikhil Puthran
    The Renault Lodgy now gets cheaper up to Rs 97,000. The company has however limited the discount in prices to only the 84bhp generating Lodgy variant, while the prices...

Renault User Reviews

Good looking car
for Renault Kwid on 05-Jul-2016 by Eldo Sajeev
Exterior I have to say that the exterior designing with the suv look makesup for its poor interiors and engine. but if youre smart you should give more preference to your own...
KWID after 2500km
for Renault Kwid on 26-Jun-2016 by Hanumanth J
Exterior Good look and new style. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Super for onme family and long vaction ride. Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox Very...
Banned to Sale
for Renault Kwid on 24-Jun-2016 by Ashish Kumar
Exterior Initially I like Exterior but after buying kwid the quality of paint is worst, bumper is very poor quality. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Interior is ok...
Exterior Looks is Awesome, Bad Mileage and Bad Engine Noise
for Renault Kwid on 21-Jun-2016 by varun.mallika
Exterior Is Very awesome looking, looks like an SUV from the front, however looks small from the rear. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Is okay for the price...
KWID 2500KM Review
for Renault Kwid on 18-Jun-2016 by Sathishkumar
Exterior The best part bof the car is its looks and its so excellent. It turns the eyebrows of most when passby. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Its have enough...

Upcoming Renault Cars

Renault Kwid 1.0-litre AMT Renault Kwid 1.0-litre AMT

October 2016

₹ 3.20L - 4.50L

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