Mumbai: The partnership between Renault-Nissan and Daimler AG for energy-efficient small cars may take some time to have an India impact.
“While there will be no immediate plans for India, however, as a strategy we have to have a presence in the small-car segment,” said Wilfried Aulbur, chief executive of Mercedes-Benz India, after launching the Mercedes E Coupe.
Renault-Nissan and Daimler, which makes the Mercedes cars, do not sell small electric cars in India. The French-Japanese combine does, however plan to make small, cheap cars in the country in collaboration with Bajaj Auto Ltd.
The results of the cooperation will take time to play out in India, where Daimler is positioned as a luxury car maker and Nissan and Renault are late entrants, said Ashvin Chotai, managing director of consultancy firm Intelligence Automotive Asia.