TREZOR, the all-electric Grand Tourer concept car, leads the showcase of global prowess by Renault, the number one European automotive brand in India, at the Auto Expo 2018.
TREZOR blends Renault’s warm, simple and sensual lines with the very latest innovations in interior experience, all-electric power-train and autonomous driving. TREZOR has been awarded as the ‘Most Beautiful Concept Car’ at several global platforms.
TREZOR has been Renault’s show-stopper at leading global auto shows and its presence at the Auto Expo 2018 underscores the importance of India in Renault’s global growth plans.
Fabrice Cambolive, senior vice president, chairman, Africa-Middle-East-India (AMI) region, shared, “2017 was a record year for Groupe Renault with sales of nearly 3.8 million vehicles globally. Over the last five years, we have consistently increased our global sales volumes. There is an increasing contribution from markets outside Europe, which is testament that our global growth ambitions are taking shape. India forms an important part of this growth strategy and we have invested heavily to ensure that we have a strong foundation in this challenging and dynamic market. We have successfully established the Renault brand in India in a short span of time. We will continue to work towards increasing our sales volume and market share here, aided by our strategy of range renewal and quick network expansion.”
Together with TREZOR, Renault demonstrated its expertise in the electric vehicle space with the showcase of ZOE e-Sport Concept. Renault India stands to gain significantly from the company’s progress in electric vehicles, as India is gradually moving towards adopting newer automotive technologies.
India reveal of Renault TREZOR: an all-electric Grand Tourer concept car designed with warm, simple, sensual lines and Renault design cues
Sumit Sawhney, country CEO and managing director, Renault India Operations, said, “The transformation to electric cars is inevitable in India, which poses a great opportunity to the automotive industry. It is time for the government to put in place a clear policy, time-frame and the necessary infrastructure to enable automobile OEMs to be adequately prepared and take strategic long-term decisions. Renault is the EV leader in Europe, with comprehensive knowledge about advanced and affordable EV technology, which we can harness through our technology centre in India. We have already made our presence strong in the focal segments of India’s automotive market and are future-ready to build our range, in keeping with evolving market needs and conditions.”
Another highlight at the Renault pavilion in Auto Expo 2018 is the design corner, which has five cars exemplifying Renault’s focus on design. These cars were the result of an innovative recruitment programme initiated in India.
Presents its technological edge with ZOE e-Sport Concept, Renault’s exhilarating electric concept car defined by its expressive design, with sportiness taken to the extreme
Sharing details, Laurens van den Acker, senior vice president, corporate design, Groupe Renault, said, “India is one of our biggest international markets. Since Renault is synonymous with design, we have opened two design centres in India. Early last year, we launched an exciting initiative – ‘Design Academy India’, basis which we selected four talented candidates from more than 400 Online applications. We are very proud to be presenting their projects here today on our stand. You will see four 1:5 scale models and one full-scale model. And we are also very proud to announce that we have hired three of the four trainees at our design centre in India!”
Apart from TREZOR , ZOE e-Sport Concept and the design corner, the Renault pavilion at Auto Expo 2018 presented the Formula One racing car, R.S.17 and the complete India range led by the newly launched CAPTUR and KWID Super Hero Edition, together with DUSTER and LODGY.
Alongside the KWID Super Hero Edition, Renault CAPTUR will take centre-stage at the Renault pavilion, with its stunning expressive design which represents Renault’s new design DNA. Its expressive design is enhanced by more than 50 premium & class-leading features that come as equipment from the starting variant onwards, including, projector headlamps, C-shaped Sapphire LED DRLs and an integrated audio system amongst others. This is accentuated by its Innovative Lighting Systems (ILS) and OneIntegration concept – Renault’s design approach that seamlessly connects car and driver through a plethora of innovations. Furthermore, Renault CAPTUR provides the best SUV ground clearance.
Demonstrates its passion for Motorsport with the exciting Formula One car R.S. 17: the first car put together from scratch by the Renault Sport Formula One Team
Renault has also taken personalised innovation to the next level with CAPTUR. On offer are seven exclusive fashion-inspired dual tone and five exciting monotone body colour options complemented with an extensive personalized program. All of this will be innovatively showcased at Auto Expo 2018.
Speaking about CAPTUR, Sumit Sawhney, said, “Since the launch of Renault CAPTUR, we have received positive feedback from customers, appreciating the stunning expressive design, premium & class-leading features and the high levels of personalization that can be achieved with this car. We are still in the launch phase, having just introduced the petrol variant. CAPTUR reflects our commitment of bringing the best from the Renault world, to cater to the growing segments of the Indian automotive market.”
At the Auto Expo 2018, Renault reinforced its long-term commitment to India, reiterating the important role that India plays in Groupe Renault’s international expansion plans.