Renault India has announced that it will be launching two all-new SUVs and an electric vehicle (EV) in India. The French carmaker is looking to strengthen its presence in the highly competitive Indian market and capitalize on the growing demand for SUVs and electric vehicles.
According to the company, the first of the two new SUVs will be launched in the second half of 2023 and will be a compact SUV aimed at the highly popular sub-four-meter segment. The second SUV will be a mid-size model and is scheduled to be launched in 2024. Both these SUVs will be designed and developed specifically for the Indian market and will be manufactured at Renault-Nissan Alliance’s production facility in Chennai.
In addition to the two SUVs, Renault India also plans to launch an electric vehicle in the country. While details about the upcoming EV are scarce, Renault has confirmed that the new electric car will be introduced in India in 2025. The company has previously expressed its commitment to electrification and has a range of electric and hybrid vehicles in its global lineup.
Renault India’s Managing Director and CEO, Venkatram Mamillapalle, said, “We are confident that the launch of these two SUVs and the electric vehicle will further strengthen our presence in India. We are committed to providing the Indian customers with innovative and exciting products, and these new launches are a testament to that commitment.”
The SUV segment has been witnessing robust growth in India in recent years, with many automakers introducing new models to cater to the demand. Electric vehicles, too, have been gaining popularity, thanks to the government’s push for clean energy and increased awareness among consumers about the benefits of EVs.
Renault India is hoping to capitalize on this trend with its upcoming launches. The company has been struggling in India in recent years, and the new products are expected to give it a much-needed boost in the market. With its focus on SUVs and electric vehicles, Renault India is hoping to capture a sizeable share of the Indian auto market in the coming years.