Last month Renault India sold 1,644 units of Triber MPV, which more than the combined sales of Kwid and Duster. Moreover, the carmaker has also register zero sales of Captur and Lodgy.
Renault India has retailed 3,269 units last month as against 7,127 units sold in March 2019. This huge downfall in sales is due to the lockdown, which is implemented by the government for 21 days to prevent coronavirus pandemic from spreading. In January 2020 the carmaker reported a negative 63% growth. After the launch of Triber MPV and Kwid facelift last year, Renault was doing quite well in terms of monthly sales, but both the vehicles were not enough to save the carmaker from the massive slump. Not just Renault, other car manufacturers have also registered negative sales.
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In January 2020 the carmaker reported a negative growth of 63%
Selling 3,296 units in March 2020 Renault is positioned on ninth-number in manufacturer’s list ahead of VW, MG, Nissan, FCA and Skoda. The carmaker sold 1,644 units of Triber MPV last month as compared to the 3,955 units sold in March 2019. On the other hand, Renault retailed 1,475 units of Kwid hatchback as against 5,853 units in the same month last year. The hatchback faces a massive 75% negative growth. In February 2020, the carmaker sold 4,187 units into the Indian market, which means in March 2020 the sales of the entry-level hatchback got dropped by 65%.
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The hatchback faces a massive 75% negative growth
Moreover, Renault registered zero sales of the Captur and Lodgy last month, but the automaker managed to sell 150 units of Duster, which is 83% less compared to the sales of the SUV in March 2019. As you can see, 1,644 units of Triber were sold, which is more than 1,475+150 units of Kwid+Duster. The carmaker is now planning to introduce a new compact SUV into the Indian market, which will be based on the company’s CMF-A+ platform. Once launched, it’ll compete with the likes of Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, 2020 Maruti Brezza and Ford EcoSport. The SUV has been spotted several times while getting tested in India and is expected to hit our markets by the second half of this year.