Renault India said it will expand its dealerships across India to 320 by the end of this year, from 270 now.
The company will also add 50 outlets for its pre-owned (used-cars business) cars outlets — Renault Selection — from 20, Sumit Sawhney, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, told reporters here.
“We are in full network expansion mode. We are getting full advantage — somewhere while we are growing — we are also catching the depth. For instance, in Delhi, we have 11 outlets and probably by end of next three months, we will have 15 and by end of the year, 18 (dealer outlets),” he said, adding that it will be fair split between rural and urban cities.
On the pre-owned cars, Sawhney said since the company completed five years in India, it was natural to start that business too since it was achieving the required numbers and there was demand for some of its older vehicles.
“After-sales is a key business and our dealers are happy because it gives additional revenue to them. This will have good advantage because the future products that we will be launching years ahead of time, our existing customers may look for selling back to our used car outlets,” he said.
The company sold 1.32 lakh units last year, mainly because of the success of its mini car Kwid, and simultaneously launching of variants of the same model.
Meanwhile, the company has launched another variant of its Kwid — called Kwid Climber — which will be available in both manual transmission (MT) and automated manual transmission (AMT) modes. While, the manual variant is priced at ₹4.3 lakh, the AMT trim of the vehicle comes for ₹4.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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