Its just the first month of the 2016, and undoubtedly under the dynamic leadership and vision of Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault have been recognized and made great strides in the Indian auto industry. Suitably, he has been awarded with “Automotive Man of the Year 2016” by NDTV. Renault sales went up by 20.1% in India primarily due to a very promising start of the Kwid which registered 80,000 orders since launch and Duster which is much appreciated in the Indian market.
Clearly, Renault Kwid revolutionized the auto sector in India and has won some prestigious awards since its launch in September 2015. Some of these awards are Auto X – Best of 2015, NDTV Car and Bike Awards - Small car of the year 2016, CNB Viewers' choice of the year 2016, NDTV Car of the year 2016, Best Design of the year 2016, Best PR & Communication team 2016, Team BHP - Car of the year, Motorbeam.com - Car of the year, Drivespark.com - Car of the year, Flywheels.com - Small Car of the year, Flywheels.com - Reader’s choice of the Year 2016, Motor Vikatan - Car of the Year, Anand Vikatan - Car of the Year.
It’s not just the Kwid grabbing so many awards, but the year also marked Renault’s foray into the rapidly growing MPV segment in India with ‘Renault Lodgy’. Giving a quick look at the awards won by Renault Lodgy are NDTV Car and Bike Awards - MUV of the year, Flywheels.com - MUV of the year, Motor Vikatan – MUV of the year.