Renault is gearing up to produce a range of cars positioned below Dacia, including a competitor for the Tata Nano.
French business outlet La Tribune claims that the new models would be built in India and co-developed with Nissan – though no mention was made regarding any relation with the up-coming Datsun range. The vehicles would primarily be developed with India in mind, with a 5,000 euro model positioned below the Dacia Logan (a mid-range model car in the Indian market) and the aforementioned Nano competitor, selling for roughly 3,000 euros. Maruti Suzuki’s lineup is listed as the prime competitor for the cars.
While the Nano competitor would be sold only in markets like India and Africa, the more expensive model could possibly make its way to Europe, despite the logistical and economic issues involved. La Tribune’s source noted that Dacia cars were never intended to be sold in mature markets either.