Renault India Pvt Ltd, Indian subsidiary of French car maker Renault has recalled its best selling model, the Kwid. Under the voluntary recall, undisclosed units of the Kwid 800cc variants produced up to 18 May 2016 will be inspected.
As a proactive measure, a fuel hose clip will be added to these select cars along with the evaluation of overall functionality of the fuel system to mitigate any potential disruption of fuel supply, the company statement said.
Inspection of the cars will be carried out without any cost to the customers. The company is currently in the process of contacting customers. Meanwhile, Kwid owners can also visit authorised Renault service facility to get their cars inspected.
Kwid, launched in September 2015, has been doing overwhelming sales for Renault India. Renault India sold 12,300 vehicles in September 2016, up 590 percent from 1,781 units sold in September 2015. With over 8000 unit average monthly sales, it is evident that Kwid has single-handedly pushed-up the sales.
Kwid has raked in 1.65 lakh bookings so far, and is still going strong. In the first eight months this year, Renault India sold 65,000 units of the Kwid. By the end of 2016, the company is aiming to breach the 1 lakh car sales since its launch in India in 2008.
The company also plans to increase the prices of its vehicles to offset rising input costs. "Yes, we will be increasing the prices as input costs have gone up. We are currently evaluating the period as and when to undertake the exercise," Sumit Sawhney, MD and CEO of Renault India Operations told PTI.