Renault DCross Concept
Novo Clio is the first vehicle in Brazil to feature the new Renault brand identity. Novo Clio is an evolution of Clio II and was adapted by Renault Design America Latina (RDAL) to match the needs of the local market in terms of design and personalization. Renault Technologies America (RTA) also contributed to Novo Clio's low fuel consumption (grade A in the Brazilian car energy labeling program). Novo Clio will be produced in Argentina.
Fluence GT is the first vehicle to bear the Renault Sport signature in Brazil. The sporty version of the sedan will be equipped with an 180hp turbo-compressed engine, a sport chassis and a sporty design that conveys the high-performance genes of the vehicle.
These two vehicles will be sold in Brazil starting in November.
This edition of the Sao Paulo Motor Show coincides with the best phase of Renault's history in Brazil: thanks to the success of Duster and Sandero, the brand has grown 36.2% compared to 2011, while the market grew 5.5% over the same period. Renault turned in the second-strongest improvement among all the brands in Brazil last year.
Renault is the 5th-ranking brand in Brazil, one of the three priority emerging markets for the Renault brand, along with Russia and India.
In 2011, Brazil became the Renault group's second-largest market (after France), thanks to a 21% increase in sales (compared to 2010) in a market that grew by 3%. In 2012, Renault Brazil is consolidating its position as the second-largest market of the Renault Group.
The network currently has 212 dealerships and should include 235 dealerships by the end of 2012, for a 15% year-over-year increase.
The industrial presence of Renault in Brazil is based in Curitiba, at the Ayrton Senna complex: a personal vehicle plant, a light commercial vehicle plant and an engine plant. To accompany the sales growth of the Group in the region, the installed capacity of these plants will be increased in 2013. The capacity of the vehicle assembly plant will increase by 100,000 units (personal vehicles and LCVs) to attain an installed capacity of 380,000 units per year. The engine plant will increase its production capacity by 25% to attain an installed capacity of 400,000 to 500,000 engines.
Source: Renault Press