As part of the plan, Renault will roll out sedans and SUVs to make for a complete portfolio across segments, within the next three years. The first of them to hit the Indian asphalt will be the Megane sedan, which made its international debut last year in October at the Paris Motor Show. When launched in India, it will replace the slow-seller Fluence sedan.

The Megane will be the earliest to be seen in India from 2017, after which Renault will launch the new generation Koleos. Launched internationally at the Beijing Motor Show in March 2016, the Indian launch of the new generation Koleos may be expected around late 2017 or early 2018. The new generation Renault Koleos SUV, built on the CMF platform, will take on the Hyundai Santa Fe in India.

The third model scheduled for a late 2017 launch is the 7-seater crossover Kaptur, which is set to take on the Hyundai Creta. The fourth and the fifth models will be a van based on the CMF platform and a compact SUV respectively. The former will rival the Maruti Suzuki Omni and the Eeco and the latter will take on the Vitara Brezza. While the Van built on the CMF platform is expected in 2018, the compact SUV is scheduled for a launch in early 2019.

Besides all these, there will be enough updates, upgrades and facelifts of the existing models. One such is the Kwid hatchback offered with a 1.0-litre mill, which is highly anticipated. There is also an AMT (Automatic Manual Transmission) version on the cards with the all-successful Kwid.

Renault will also expand itself at the sales and service front with plans of launching 20 plus dealerships to add to its current tally of 250 sales and service outlets; to further expand its reach among customers and to improve availability of their products.


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