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Logan drivers take the right seat. In India April 3, 2007

Posted by danielogan in Factories, In the news, Markets, Uncategorized.

Renault announced today the launch of its Logan model on the Indian market, available in the first phase in 10 cities (booking starts on April 14), followed in a second phase by 15 other cities (booking scheduled to start in May).

First deliveries are expected 4 weeks after booking.

The “Indian” Logan is the first right hand drive version of this model. It was first spotted last year, during a test session, stripped of any badges.

In India, the price for petrol engine versions starts at Rs. 4.28 lakhs (little over 7,400 Euro / 9,900 USD), and for the common rail diesel version the starting price is Rs. 5.47 lakhs (9,500 Euro / 12,650 USD).

The announcement was in fact attributed to Mahindra Renault, the joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra and Renault, controlled with 51% of shares by the Indian partner.

Logans sold in India will be assembled in Mahindra’s plant at Nashik, with an estimated annual production capacity of 50,000 units, comprising a stamping shop, a paint shop with a top quality pre-treatment and an assembly line specific for the Logan.

According to the official press release, the air-conditioning and heating system of the car has been adapted to suit the Indian driving conditions, since it has to suit extreme climatic conditions that prevail in the sub-continent. Compared to the European models, Logans offered on the Indian market have other distinct features as well.

Previous reports stated that the Mahindra Renault Logan project starts with a rate of localisation of 50%.




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