Monday, October 24, 2011
Renault Modus will look to seal the fate of the company in the Indian markets. Renault has already realized the paradigm shift of its other contemporaries and how the small car market in India plays a big role in the Indian market.
For any car maker in India to truly establish itself it has to go a big way with its small cars. This is exactly what Renault is planning with the Modus. Renault has made its intentions clear with the launch of five new cars for the upcoming year. The Renault Koleos and the Renault Fluence have already hit the Indian shores and the only thing that lacked in its portfolio was a small car which is now very soon to be a reality.
Renault Modus had been gathering a lot of flash lights and was also reported to have been caught during some test drives at the Renault Nissan plant in Chennai. The Renault Modus has two cousins namely the Modus and the Grand Modus. However, it is speculated that the Grand Modus will not make its way to India. On the specifications front the, Modus will be equipped with the same engine as the petrol and the diesel variant of the Nissan Micra.
It is also expected to come with the same 1.2-litre petrol power plant and a 1.5-litre dCi engine of the Fluence as well. The Modus was the first small car to get a 5 Star Euro NCAP (an assessment programme that judges car safety) rating.
The Modus will complete a trio of sorts for the company’s portfolio within this year. The Modus can expect to see the light of the day at the Indian Grand Prix in the last week of October, in Delhi. The Renault Modus is expected to compete with the likes of Nissan Micra, Maruti Ritz, Honda Brio and the Hyundai Eon.