Venkatram Mamillapalle until recently was the head of Renault-Nissan-Avtovaz. Purchasing Organisation in Russia will take over Renault India as the Managing Director and Head of Renault India Operations. Sumit Sawhney, who is the current Managing Director of the company will be moving to a new position within the same organisation. Mamillapalle will report to Fabrice Cambolive - Chairman, AMI Region for Groupe Renault. Venkatram Mamillapalle comes in position of Sumit Sawhney Commenting on this change, Fabrice Cambolive, Senior Vice-President, Chairman, Africa-Middle-East-India Region, shared, "Over the last six years, Sumit has been instrumental in laying a strong foundation for establishing and growing the Renault brand in India. Under his leadership, Renault has become the number one European brand in this highly competitive and dynamic automotive market with two strong pillar models Duster and Kwid. Sumit has ensured that the India team, together with all our partners, work towards … [Read more...] about Renault India appoints Venkatram Mamillapalle as its new MD
As Diwali giveaways go, what can be better for a motorhead than receiving the gift of a brand new car. Now, imagine 600 of your colleagues receiving such a gift along with you! That is exactly the feeling that lucky employees of Surat-based Hare Krishna Exporters felt this past weekend. Of the 600 cars given away to employees for Diwali by founder diamond merchant Savji Dholakia, 400 are Renault Kwids. That's one tempting Diwali bonus. The Renault Kwid is a compact India-specific model developed by Renault. It features 98 per cent localisation in production and is the perfect example of the 'Make in India' campaign. The Kwid was originally launched in India in 2015, and only recently the updated 2018 Renault Kwid was launched in the country during August 2018. The new 2018 Kwid also packs in new features including integrated reverse parking camera, rear seat armrest, and a 12V socket. The Renault Kwid is available with manual or AMT gearbox options powered by either 800cc or 1-litre … [Read more...] about Renault India delivers 400 Kwids for Diwali giveaway by Surat diamond merchant
Renault India dealers are offering a hefty Rs. 1.25 lakh discount on the recently launched Captur SUV. If you’re wondering why such a new SUV has such a big discount on offer, it has to do with the manufacturing year. Capturs built in 2017 are the ones that are being sold for a hefty discount by Renault dealers who have the 2017 models in stock. This is something that dealers of almost all car brands do as customers are usually hesitant to buy cars that are built in a different year of manufacture. To sweeten such deals, dealers offer large discounts. For bargain hunters, buying end-2017 cars is a great way to save a stash of cash. The Captur is a 5 seat SUV that is Renault’s flagship offering in the Indian market. The Captur takes on the Hyundai Creta in terms of price and positioning. With the discount prevailing on 2017 models, the SUV is good value-for-money. Based on the Duster’s B0 platform, the Captur also shares its mechanicals with the lower priced Duster. … [Read more...] about Rs. 1.25 lakh discount on the Renault Captur!
Renault India recently announced the launch of a new customer outreach centre in Phoenix Market City, Mumbai. This Renault Experience Centre is spread over 4,500 sq. ft. and is aimed at creating awareness about the Renault brand and its products using digital tools and customer-engaging activities. The highlight of this world-first centre is the Renaultsport Formula One car put up on display. Customers can also see Renault's global line-up of vehicles, and have access to merchandise and accessories, take test drives and also book the car of their choice. This outreach centre includes a set of experience zones through which customers can have interactive VR sessions. These include- Formula One – Enter the zone – this mimics the experiences of an F1 pitstop Formula One VR Drive Experience – a driving experience of a Formula One car Gang of DUSTERs VR zone – an off-roading experience set in the Leh valley in a Duster Virtual Test Ride zone – customers have … [Read more...] about Renault Experience Centre opens in Phoenix Market City, Mumbai
Renault has ruled out the possibility of the Captur receiving an Automated Manual Transmission. At the time of launch, the Renault Captur will be offered with only manual transmissions. Speaking to the media at the drive, Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, an AMT gearbox for the Captur was not on the cards. While the company is working towards introducing automatic variants of the Renault Captur, they are still some time away from being launched. Renault wants to market the Captur as a premium offering positioned above the Duster. AMT technology does not sit well with that idea since it is perceived as a low-cost alternative to conventional automatic gearboxes like torque converters, CVTs, and dual clutch transmissions. While the 1.5 L H4K petrol has been carried over from the Duster, the CVT has not made the transition. Renault offers the Captur in Brazil and Russia (known as Renault Kaptur) with a 1.6 L petrol mated to a CVT. While … [Read more...] about Renault Captur AMT variant not planned says Renault