By on November 22, 2012

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.

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5 Comments on “Renault’s Quest For The €3,000 Car...”


  • avatar
    marjanmm

    Interestingly Dacia Logan was touted as a 5000€ car when it was announced something like 10 years ago. It turned out to be somewhat more expensive and I guess there was some inflation in the meantime as well.

  • avatar
    Magnusmaster

    They already have that awful Clio 2 facelift made with the cheapest metal they could possibly find and no treatments to prevent corrosion. Of course, it’s not as cheap as the Nano, but that’s because of high taxes and very high profits.

  • avatar
    Ion

    I thought it was a Dart van for a second

  • avatar
    TonyJZX

    That Dacia Dokker is actually quite an interesting vehicle… its based on a commerical van… its manual only with a choice of engines with the 1.2 turbo 4 w/ 5 spd manual being the best unit.

    It would be closed to $10k though and while it obviously is built to a cost looks well engineered and suitable for western markets.

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    That thing up there is HIDEOUS looking, and is a mash-up of cheapness and poor design.


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