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Renault India to ramp up Kwid's production to 10,000 units per month

Renault India aims to increase the production of its Kwid model to 10,000 units per month by March 2016, to cater to the increasing demand for the small car. 

Since its launch in September 2015, the Renault Kwid has been an instant success with bookings crossing over a lakh units. The company sold an impressive 10,600 units in the first two months itself. The French manufacturer, which currently produces 6,000 units per month, plans to ramp up production in a phased manner.

According to Sumit Sawhney, country CEO and managing director of Renault India, the company will increase production to 8,000 units per month and then targets a figure of 10,000. With the increase in production, the company hopes to reduce the present three month waiting period on the Kwid.

Meanwhile, the company will begin exporting its entry-level hatchback Kwid to Brazil as semi-knocked down units (SKDs) from next month. It has already been exporting its popular SUV Duster to Brazil in small numbers.

Renault also introduced two new variants of the Kwid, one with an AMT and another with a new 1-litre engine, at the 2016 Auto Expo.