Finally Renault comes with an AT

Renault, Nissan and Fiat have been the biggest laggard in Indian market. Renault has been happy with its success of Duster but was caught napping with the onslaught of Suzuki and Hyundai's cross over vehicles. Even though Creta from Hyundai and X-cross from Suzuki are smaller than Duster, there appeal and build quality has made them favorites of the Indian customers.

Renault took a long time (more than 2 years) to bring its next generation Duster in India. The only interesting thing in this launch is the fact that Renault has come up with a  automatic transmission in its Diesel variant. There is almost no competition in the Diesel AT space at this price range in India. There are only four options (below) and none of them is a cross over vehicle.
  1. Skoda Rapid
  2. Volkswagen Vento
  3. Hyundai Verena
  4. Tata Zest
Good luck to Renault, the last slump in sales hopefully brought down the snobbishness from there sales staff !


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