Buoyed by the success of its compact SUV Duster in India, French auto major Renault plans to further strengthen it by launching a 'four-wheel drive' version of the model later this year, besides gearing up for launching a small car next year.
In order to celebrate the crossing of one like milestone of the Duster in India, the company's arm Renault India Pvt Ltd is also launching a limited edition of the model which will be priced Rs 9.9 lakh across India.
"In less than two year of launch in India, Duster has crossed the one lakh milestone. It has been a success for us. We plan to further strengthen the brand and launch a 'four-wheel drive' version later this year," Renault India Country CEO & Managing Director Sumit Sawhney told PTI.
On the limited edition Duster, he said: "This will be a feature-loaded model and will be available only during June. We are keeping the price same across India at Rs 9.9 lakh," he said.
India is among the top five countries, which contributes significantly to the overall sales of Renault Duster world-wide. Duster is marketed in more than 100 countries and recently produced one million units of Dusters compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) in the past four years across globe.
When asked about the company's future product launches, he said: "We will be getting into a new category next year with the launch of a small car."
The small car developed on a new global platform is expected to be priced less than Rs 4 lakh.
Renault sells the premium compact car Pulse in India in the volume segment. Its other models include mid-sized sedan Scala, premium sedan Fluence and SUV Koleos.