Renault India, a fully-owned subsidiary of Renault SAS has added 34 new sales and service touchpoints across India over the last 2 months. This the company says marks a total of more than 90 new sales and service touchpoints that Renault has added across India in less than a year. With this, the company says it now has over 415 sales and 475 service touchpoints, including 200+ Workshop on Wheels location in the country.
Renault India says the aggressive network expansion is part of its strategic business focus to grow the brand across existing and emerging markets. The new dealership facilities are located in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal.
The company says the dealership expansion comes at an opportune moment when Renault India is further strengthening its position in India. The OEM achieved sales of 8,805 units in September, its highest sales volume in 2020. At present, Renault has a market share of 3.2% in 2020, which is a growth of 0.7 percentage points over last year, wherein Renault’s market share was 2.5%.
The OEM credits the growth on the back of strong demand for the Triber SUV and the Triber AMT, a good response to the newly launched versions in the Kwid range and much excitement around the recently introduced 1.3-litre Turbo Petrol versions on the Duster.
Sudhir Malhotra, head – Sales & Network, Renault India said: “Renault India’s network presence is strategically expanding which is a testimony to the encouraging response that we are receiving, from both our customers and dealer partners. We are not only attracting new dealers in these times, but also getting more investments and expansion requests by existing partners. An increasing network presence is making it possible for us to cater to more customers across the country, and thereby playing an important role in our consistent sales volumes.”
India is one of the key markets for Groupe Renault and has been part of the top 10 global markets on a cumulative sales basis, for the last few years. The newly inaugurated dealership facilities have been designed according to the Renault Store concept, which is a new generation of dealerships that have been conceptualised to best address the evolving needs of customers by highlighting the value of the brand, products, services and accessories in a modern and more effective manner.
Renault India says it is taking all necessary measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of its customers and dealership partners. All dealerships - showrooms and workshop, are being completely sanitised every day before they are opened for customers. There is a manpower health screening for all dealership employees, and only post that employees are allowed to start their work.