Boosted by its new models, Renault India today reported over 32-fold jump in sales in December last year at 5,924 units.
In the same month previous year, the company had only two products -- sedan Fluence and sports utility vehicle Koleos -- in the Indian market and had sold 185 units.
At present the company sells five models, including compact car Pulse, SUV Duster and sedan Scala. In December 2012, the Duster accounted for 4,485 units, Scala 820 units, Pulse 515 units, Fluence 68 units and Koleos 36 units, Renault India said in a statement. For the entire 2012, the company sold a total of 35,052 units compared to 1,401 units in 2011, a jump of over 25-fold. Commenting on the sales performance, Renault India Managing Director Marc Nassif said: "It is very satisfying for all of us at Renault to close the year with sales of over 35,000 units and delivering what we promised in the beginning of the year to our prospective customers." The company is confident of 2013 too and hopes to keep the momentum going, he added. "...
The market continues to remain sluggish with high inflation, fuel price hike and high interest rates. If the market dynamics improve, the automotive industry is sure to get a boost in the coming year," Nassif said.