Renault India Pvt Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renault S.A., France and currently offers five models in the Indian market: the SUV Duster, the compact MPV Lodgy, budget car Kwid and the latest crossover Captur. Renault India also exports the Duster to a growing number of right-hand drive markets.
Renault cars are manufactured at the manufacturing facility located in Oragadam, Chennai, with a capacity of 480,000 units pa with 3 shifts per day.
In February 2008, Renault-Nissan Alliance signed Memorandum of Understanding with Government of Tamil Nadu to set up a manufacturing plant in Oragadam near Chennai.Work on the plant began in June later that year and was completed in a record 21 months. Renault Design India, the first vehicle design studio set up by a foreign manufacturer in India, was established in Mumbai in September 2008. The design house is integral to Renault’s success in India as one of its functions is to monitor customer trends and customise global products for India. At the end of 2015, Renault has approximately 200 dealerships across India, from only 14 in 2012.