Renault to export SUV Duster soon
"We will start exports of Duster. The first shipment will begin much soon to the UK..." Renault India Managing Director Marc Nassif told reporters here.
At present, Mahindras and Tatas export some of the companies' Sports Utility Vehicles to overseas market while major automobile manufacturers including Hyundai, Maruti and ship small cars.
Noting that Chennai would be an exclusive hub for Renault to export vehicles to markets which has right-hand drive option, Nassif said "globally whatever Renault wants (with a right-hand option), it will come (be manufactured) from Chennai".
"Our priority is Indian market. Products we are exporting will be a different one. The product what we will be exporting to the UK will be a different one. It will completely be different (to the UK market), but it will be sold as Duster brand," he said.
Asked on the benefits of using the company's manufacturing facility at Oragadam near here for exports market, he said, "it is obviously scaling the operations. It is a actually a huge activity for us. It helps us when you share the cake with your vendors. It is easier also to have more stable activity on our plans".
Observing that the "Duster" brand in India was well received in the market and was increasing (in its sales) "far beyond" what the company had planned, he said, exports of Duster with
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