Renault India begins exporting the Duster
Indian manufactured SUV ships first consignment to other right-hand drive markets.
The Renault Duster seems to appear everywhere these days. Now it will flood the streets of Europe as well.
Renault India commenced its export activity with the shipment of first batch of the Duster from the Ennore port in Chennai. With the first consignment of 350 Dusters to the United Kingdom and Ireland, Renault India has made its first foray in to right hand drive markets across the globe. Renault’s manufacturing facility at Oragadam, near Chennai is currently the only facility globally to produce the right-hand drive Duster, which will be sold in the domestic market as well as exported from here.
Considering it was only launched in July 2012, the Duster has been quite successful domestically, with nearly 19,000 units sold in India from July to November 2012. “We will continue to focus on meeting domestic demand in India, while also exploring new opportunities in exports and in making India the global hub for right-hand drive vehicles.” said Marc NASSIF - MD, Renault India Pvt. Ltd.
The Dusters exported to the United Kingdom and Ireland will be available in both the 4x2 and 4x4 variants and have undergone modifications to meet individual market regulations.