Renault and Nissan Think Big in India
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Three other models will follow in 2012, all of them supposed to compete against local leaders manufactured by Honda and Hyundai. In addition, Renault wants to boost its dealership network and operate 70 stores by 2013. Nissan plans to do the same thing but has more optimistic intentions, aiming to exceed 100 dealerships by 2013. It currently has 22 showrooms across India.
“We are looking at selling 70,000 to 75,000 vehicles in 2013-14 by then our slated models will be in the Indian market. Beyond that, we intend to account for five per cent of car sales in the country," Ashish Sinharoy, vice-president corporate affairs, Renault India, was quoted as saying.
Nissan in its turn will introduce the Sunny sedan next year in India, but using a different name than for the rest of the markets. An MPV is also in the works, but a decision is yet to be made.
“We will have nine products in the country by 2012. With that we intend to firmly establish ourselves among the top five brands in the country," Dinesh Jain, chief executive officer, Hover Automotive India, the company that's now in charge with Nissan's sales operations in India, said in a statement.
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On 30 December 2010 at 19:58 UTC, Jenny said:
Compared with China auto market, whose sales volume is No.1 now, the same emerging market--India is also becoming more and more attractive. I believe 2011 New Year is lucky and prosperous year for you, Renault, who aims at the target, drives the change, preparing for more business chance, and new experience in the future!
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