RENAULT UPDATES COMING SOON!
Our industry sources have told us that the probability of Renault entering the Indian four wheeler market within the next week is very high. We hear that the company might be officially launching the Dacia Duster at the Auto Expo. Company officials have not confirm this news yet. One of the star attractions will the Renault F1 cars which Fernando Alonso raced in 2009. From the internation fleet of the company, there will be Laguna Sedan, Kangoo and the Scenic MPV on display as well.
The Dacia Duster is a compact four wheel drive crossover SUV based on the Logan platform. It would not be wise to write off the SUV, for it is quite capable performer on and off road and lives up to its name. In the international market, the Dacia Duster offers buyers two engine options to choose from namely 1.6L petrol engine that produces 109PS or a 1.5L diesel engine that develops max power of 105PS. This crossover SUV is in the good book of many environmentalists. With an aerodynamic design and a low drag co-efficient of 0.30, the Duster delivers an overall fuel efficiency of 16km/l itre and emits just 139g of Co2 per kilometre travelled.With a height of 1.49 metres and width of 1.64m it looks the part too.
We have been informed that the pricing details will be unveiled at the launch itself. We knew that the possibility of Dacia being launched exists as quite a few people have earlier spotted the SUV while it was being tested across highways. It remains to be seen if Renault does launch the Dacia Duster at the Auto Expo. We are keeping our fingers crossed!
For a more close up look of the Dacia Duster 2010, check out the video below:
Renault Logan Tourer
Hats off to Mahindra-Renault! The company will be launching yet another variant of its sedan car christened Logan Tourer. The new variant is the result of a collaboration between luggage makers VIP and Mahindra-Renault for co-branding. Buyers of this Logan variant will get specially designed luggage from VIP. The Logan Tourer will also feature a few interior and exterior cosmetic changes.
According to Nalin Mehta, CEO, Mahindra-Renault Pvt Ltd, the new Logan Tourer will feature plush interiors and innovative enhancements. Speaking about the company’s co-branding with VIP, he said that the idea was to combine the luggage maker’s trustworthiness with the Logan’s reliability, space and robustness in order to give customers an enhanced package offering. He further said that the new variant adds a whole new dimension of fun and adventure to the Logan’s existing value proposition of space, and fuel efficiency.
Like all other variants launched before, the Logan Tourer will also be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. The car will have only three colour options for buyers to choose from namely diamond white, mist silver and java brown. The Logan Tourer is expected to retail for around Rs.5.5 lakh.
Interior upgrades will include:
- Color co-ordinated seat covers
- Wood finish centre console
- Better quality floor mats and carpets in comparison to other variants
- Music system as standard
- USB and ipod connectivity
- Exterior upgrades will include:
- Blacked out Bpillars
- Stylish wheel caps
- Fog lamps for middle and top models
Renault’s first hatchback for the Indian market will also share the stage at the Auto Expo. It will be equipped with 1.5 litre dCI diesel engines while the petrol variant will house either a 1.6 lite or 1.4 litre engines.