Renault enters Nepal; the French auto major will start operations from 30th August as Kwid hatchback and Duster SUV will be launched
French auto manufacturer Renault has already established its presence strongly in India. Now the company is all set to enter the neighboring country Nepal. Initially, the French auto major will launch two of its most popular models in Nepal which are – Kwid and the Duster. The company is expected to start its operation in the country on 30th August. Interestingly, Renault India will manufacture and export both the Kwid and Duster to Nepal.
The Kwid has already become a very successful product in India from the French auto manufacturer. While the car was initially launched with a 0.8 litre SCe petrol engine, now the company has launched a new variant of the car with 1.0 litre engine under the hood. The small SUV lookalike hatchback is expected to be successful in Nepal as well, which is going to be one of the first export markets for Kwid.
Also read: 1,00,000th Renault Kwid To Be Delivered Soon
On the other hand the Renault duster has already proven its mettle is the highly competitive compact SUV segment in Indian market. The stylish car is known for its capability of off roading as well. Therefore the Renault Duster is likely to taste success in Nepal also. The Advanced Automobiles Pvt. Ltd will sell both the Kwid and Duster in Nepal.
Like India Nepal also expected to get both the Renault Kwid 0.8 litre and 1.0 litre petrol variants. The 0.8 litre variant churns out 54 hp of peak power and 72 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the 1.0 litre Kwid kicks out 68 hp of peak power and 91 Nm of peak torque. In both the cars a 5 speed manual gearbox does the transmission duty.
Talking about the Renault Duster, it comes available in both the petrol and diesel options. The petrol Duster takes power from a 1.6 litre engine mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. On the diesel front the car is available in two different tunes – 85 PS and 110 PS. On the transmission the car is equipped with a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard, while the 110 PS diesel Duster gets a 6 speed Easy-R AMT gearbox.