Renault Kwid hatchback not to be sold in Europe, not even as a Dacia
The Renault-Nissan alliance has confirmed that they won’t be retailing the Kwid in international markets such as Europe and it will not be rebadged as a Dacia either. This is mainly due to the fact that the company has various products including the Sandero and the Twingo in the entry-level segment of these markets. If the Kwid is taken there, then product cannibalization within the company’s portfolio will take place.
However, Renault will be taking the Kwid hatchback to Morocco, where the Tangier plant with an annual capacity of 3.4 lakh units per annum will handle the responsibility for producing the Kwid in the African region.
In the meantime, the French car maker is expected to further improve its hold in the Indian car market by launching the Kwid in our country. The SUVish looking hatch has received a warm welcome and is expected to give the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and the Datsun GO a very tough fight in the competition. The Kwid has a lot going in its favour and was specifically designed keeping in mind countries like India.
But its actual performance in the market will only be evident once the sales figure for this month are out. Making things even sweeter for customers in India, the Kwid hatchback comes with as many as 60 accessories that will enable owners to make their vehicle look unique as compared to other models.