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Renault Kwid Production Stalled

Snapshot: Renault India has temporarily stalled the production of the Kwid hatch due to engine problems

Renault India has temporarily stalled the production of the Kwid hatch due to engine problems, claims an ET Auto report. The news, if correct, could be a major setback for the French automaker as it was, apparently, planning to launch a couple of accessorized versions of the Kwid by the next week. It was further learnt that the company hasn't produced even a single unit of Kwid from May 11, 2016 at the alliance plant in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu.

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It is being reported that the primary reason behind suspending the production is high noise levels in nearly 1500 engines. The company's spokesperson revealed that production has been stopped owing to regular maintenance of the plant, and it wouldn't impact the deliveries at all. Just so you know, Renault Kwid has a waiting period of 5 months. It is going to be the most instrumental product in Renault India's target of capturing 5 percent market share by 2017. Furthermore, the company is committed to launch two new versions - Kwid AMT and Kwid 1.0L - of the hatch in the coming months in the country.

Though, Renault India had filed for scheduled maintenance activities only from May 21-29 with the Tamil Nadu government but the production came to a halt days ahead of the schedule. The French autogiant also announced its plans of exporting the Made-in-India Kwid to Brazil. The Kwid has turned out to be a golden product as it, in no time, recoreded over 1 Lakh bookings and set the sales charts ringing for the company. Renault increased the production of the hatch three-fold to lower down the waiting period and bridge the demand-supply gap. However, still several buyers are having a tough time with the delivery of their vehicle.

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